Andrew Dorner

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BALLINGER - Andrew “Andy” Dorner, 90, died March 30, 2014, in Ballinger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Aug. 31, 1923, to Daniel and Emma (Kammerer) Dorner in Ballinger. Three days before his 19th birthday, he enlisted in the Navy and served for three and one half years. He was a seaman 1st class aboard the Battleship New Mexico and was involved in ten major battles in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal which is given to military personnel for wounds or death sustained in action against an enemy of the United States. On Aug. 29, 1944, he married Bertha Voss at First Methodist Church in Winters. They were married 69 years. After his military service, he went to work for Atlantic Richfield in Midland. He was a pumper and pipeline welder for 35-1/2 years. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winters. He was an avid outdoorsman who especially loved to fish. He went deer hunting every year with his friends from Midland. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Michael Dorner; and a daughter Linda Sue Dorner. He is survived by his wife, Bertha; his daughter, JoAnn Ely and husband Terry of Lubbock; and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Dorner of Austin. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Breanna Williams of Austin, Adam Dorner of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jace Dorner of Stanton, and great-grandchildren Jordan Neill, Isabella Burrell, Atlas Dorner and Ashlyn Dorner. Funeral service were April 2, in Lange Funeral Home chapel in Ballinger. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Ballinger.
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