Duane Dean Dorman
Duane Dean Dorman was born to Lawrence J. and Helen (Altman) Dorman on July 2, 1931 in Wilber, NE. He passed to his heavenly home at age 91 years and 7 months surrounded by his family on February 3, 2023.
Duane’s family moved to Lincoln in 1946 and he graduated in1949 from Lincoln High School, where he’d enlisted in the Naval Reserves and proudly served until being honorably discharged in 1961.
On November 26, 1953, Duane married Carole Ann Wanek in Wilber, Nebraska, and they happily shared 69 years together. The couple lived in Illinois and Indiana before returning to Lincoln, where Duane worked at the Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph Co. for 23 years before retiring early from a customer service position in 1988.
Besides being a proud Eagle Scout, Duane was a member of New Visions (Southminster) United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years, and was also a member of the Scottish Rite. Duane was a man of integrity, kind, generous, gruff, devoted, very much a romantic, and loved a good laugh. In his lifetime, he donated over 16 gallons of blood to the Lincoln Community Blood Bank, volunteered at the Nebraska State Historical Society, never missed an opportunity to support his children and their families in their various activities and endeavors, and he never forgot to deliver red roses to Carole on their anniversary and Valentine’s Day. He enjoyed traveling with family and discovered the world while inhabiting tents, RVs, and hotels. Duane was also an introvert who enjoyed collecting coins, feeding the ducks that visited his office door, and loved hibernating in his office while spending many, many hours researching his and Carole’s family’s genealogy. They were both thrilled and overcome with emotion when they were able to locate Carole’s ancestral home while touring the Czech Republic.
Duane is survived by his loving wife, Carole, of Lincoln, NE; daughter, Jeny (Jim) Albin of Norfolk, NE; son, Kendall (JT Roy) of Washington, DC; granddaughter, Elizabeth (Ian) Wollmann of Omaha, NE; grandson, Christian (Carla) Morton of Elkhorn, NE; great-grandchildren Rhys & Sam Wollmann and Caiden & Cora Morton; sisters Barb (Butch) Hopkins and Karen (John) Ware, all of Lincoln, NE; step-grandsons Addison (Megan) Albin of Parkville, MO, and Jaxson Albin and his daughter, Charlie, of Lincoln, NE, and; many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Duane was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Lumir & Tillie (Zalesky) Wanek; sister and brother-in-law, Neva & Harold Hoffman; and brother- and sister-in-law, Marvin & Betty Lou Wanek.
*The service has been rescheduled for Friday due to weather.*
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life at 10:30am on February 17, 2023 at New Visions United Methodist Church, 1610 S. 11th St., Lincoln, NE, and will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064511477686. Private inurnment will be held at a later time.
Memorials may be designated to New Visions United Methodist Church; Dvoracek Memorial Library Genealogy Dept. in Wilber, NE, and; Friendship Home.
Duane’s family would like to thank Dr. Peter Morin and the medical staff of UNMC and Bryan Hospital, who served him so well and compassionately over many years; the caring staff of Tabitha Hospice and Partners in Care who respectfully served him and his family in his last days; and the staff and congregation of New Visions United Methodist church for their many years of love and support.
Take time to work… It’s the price of success; Take time to think… It’s the source of power; Take time to play… It’s the secret of perpetual youth; Take time to be friendly… It’s the road to happiness; Take time to love and be loved… It’s the privilege of God; Take time to share… Life is too short to be selfish; Take time to laugh… Laughter is the music of the soul.
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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Duane Dean Dorman
Oh Carol! My heart aches for you! Lean on the Lord!
I worked with Duane at LT & T as a customer service rep. Always there to help, he was funny , a wonderful person.
So sorry for your loss.
Duane was the best “Pappy In Law”. I am grateful for my bread & butter twin, shared jokes, his laugh, sharing quiet stories of lessons in the back seat of the car on those drives. A long life well lived. XO
Kendall, your father sounds like a lovely man who will be missed and that is a great legacy. His love will live on in your heart. I’m very sorry for your loss.
I know you have been through many miracles over the years. Grateful you could all be together for the holidays once again and at the very end. My best to you all at this time. (nephew) Lincoln NE
Jeny and Kendall, So glad you had your Dad for so long in your lives. Best wishes to you both, and to your Mom, and to your families.
Kendall, JT and your beautiful family,
We send heartfelt condolences for the earthly loss of a good man. Hugs to all.
It was a sad day when we lost our brother and brother-in-law. His memory will live on with those whose lives were touched by him. He is now at peace. May your faith comfort you.
We want to send our deepest condolences and prayers to Duane’s family. He was a proud man who lived life on his terms. He loved his family and was a great role model for Chris, Liz, and their families. His fight with his health was nothing but amazing! Our thoughts are with Carole, Jeny, Kendall and your entire family.
Carole and family,
I am Dick and Joan Pospisils granddaughter. I have met Duane a few times over the years but he and Carole have been constant names I’ve known my whole life. They are amazing friends to my grandparents and he has just the most amazing personality. How blessed you are to have had him so long. Love and prayers to you all!