1925 Edna 2017

Edna Dorn

June 2, 1925 — June 7, 2017

Edna Margaret (Sanger) Dorn was born June 2, 1925, on a farm east of Franklin on Lovely Creek, to Henry J. and Mary M. (Dallmann) Sanger. She went to her heavenly home on June 7, 2017, from the Franklin County Memorial Hospital, Franklin, Nebraska. She was 92 years and 4 days old.

Edna was baptized on April 4, 1926, at the Franklin Congregational Church, by Pastor Norman G. Palmer. At an early age she moved with her family west of Macon, Nebraska. Edna was confirmed on August 28, 1928, into the Macon Methodist Church, by Pastor Paul E. Martin. Edna graduated from Hildreth High School, with the class of 1945. She then attended Kearney State College and taught rural schools for three years.

Edna was united in marriage to Melvin John Dorn, on July 15, 1945, at Macon United Methodist Church, by Reverend Lemont Carlson. They transfer their church membership in 1977 to First United Methodist Church, Franklin, Nebraska. They moved into franklin in 1988.
Edna was a hard worker, and a wonderful partner at Melvin's side on the farm. She also worked at the Franklin County Memorial Hospital, for 28 years. She also worked at Recollections and at the Senior Center, both in Franklin.

Edna and Melvin enjoyed work, but they could square dance and enjoyed the traveling to dances. She took the time to make treats for the nursing home, and for the friends who she played cards. Yes, Edna enjoyed her cards. If she was not at home playing cards, she was playing cards at someone else's home.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband - Melvin, on May 3, 1994; sister - Lena Harms; and brother - Bob Sanger.
She leaves her children to mourn her death - Nancy and husband, Richard Rose of Franklin, Nebraska; their children - Mike and wife, Teresa Rose and children - Melanie and Isabella; Steve and wife, Sara Rose, and children - Spencer, Samson, Sullivan, and Sawyer; Roger and wife, Joan Dorn, of Franklin, and their child - Kim and husband, Travis O'Gorman, and son - Teagen.

A celebration of life service for Edna Dorn will be (was) Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, Franklin, Nebraska, with Pastor Neil Kloppenborg. Pianist will be (was) Mrs. Debra James, and the hymns will be (were): "Over the Sunset Mountain", "Precious Lord, Take My Hand", and" I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone". An Alan Jackson song was played, "I Want to Stroll over Heaven with You". Edna called this her tribute to Melvin. Casket bearers will be (were) - Mike Rose, Steve Rose, Travis O'Gorman, Rodney Sanger, Dennis Dorn, and Bill Harms. Honored good friends and card players are (were) - Shirley Robinett, Barb Baetz, Marvel Meade, Joyce Pedersen, Roberta Yelken, Kaye Koci, Colletta Robinson, and Pat Gifford. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Franklin, Nebraska. The family suggest memorials and a charity will be named later.

Hutchins Funeral Home, Franklin, Nebraska, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hutchinsfh.com.


Friday, June 09, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Hutchins Funeral Home
1402 M Street
Franklin, Nebraska 68939

Family Gathering

Friday, June 09, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Hutchins Funeral Home
1402 M Street
Franklin, Nebraska 68939

Funeral Service

Saturday, June 10, 2017
2:00 PM

First United Methodist Curch
1302 M Street
Franklin, Nebraska 68939

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