Karen Marie Dorcey – 53


Mt. Morris, IL, Karen Marie Dorcey, age 53, Passed peacefully in her home on Sunday June 10, 2018, with her three children at her side [after a battle with breast cancer]. Karen was Born August 12th 1964 in San Francisco, CA the daughter of George and Shirley (Wakeland)Dorcey.
Raised in San Francisco, Karen enlisted in the Marine Corps at 17 where she worked on A-4 aircraft. After proudly serving 6 years in the Marine Corps, Karen moved to Illinois and raised two daughters and a son. She loved her children dearly and helped put her daughters through college and raised her son until he joined the Marine Corps.
Karen was a licensed Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic and worked at Midwest Aero Support for 23 years. She prided herself on being a great mechanic in a male dominated industry. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and playing bingo at the Moose Club. She loved Star Trek, Stephen King novels, and everything sci-fi.
Beloved mother to Amanda (Nate) Troye, Rachel (Corey) Skoumal, and Frank Lung; Loving sister of Julia (Luis) Hernandez and twin sister of Louise (Ben) Santana.
Karen is preceded in death by her parents and brother: Richard Dorcey.
A celebration of life will be on Friday June 15, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. until The last one leaves, in the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge, Mt. Morris, IL.
Memorial to be established.
Karen will be remembered as a strong and brilliant person with an incredibly kind and generous heart.

5 thoughts on “Karen Marie Dorcey – 53”

  1. Deepest condolences from Marine Security Guard Detachment Windhoek, Namibia. Once a Marine Always a Marine! Semper Fi Ms. Dorcey.

    “If the Army and the Navy Ever look on Heaven’s scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines”.

  2. I am so very sorry about the loss of your Mother. We had such good times sharing plants and talks. She was a lively, strong woman with a heart of gold. I am unable to be at her memorial, but will be thinking of you all that day. Be proud that God picked you to be her children. You were blessed.

  3. Oh my,I’m so sorry for your lost, I did not know! Karen was a sweet lady and loved having her as a neighbor!
    Randy and Melinda Cox

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