Dan R. Dorsher

Dan R. Dorsher, 63, of Grand Forks, ND passed away Monday August 30, 2021, at Valley Transitional Care in Grand Forks.

Dan Richard Dorsher, son of Harold and Patricia (Newark) Dorsher, was born February 8, 1958 in Grand Forks, ND. Dan grew up in Grand Forks alongside two brothers and three sisters and graduated from Grand Forks Central High School in 1976.

Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Fox CG33. He was honorably discharged from active military service on May 2, 1982. He got married in 1978 and had three children. Dan went on to receive a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Dakota. For over 25 years, he dedicated his working life helping others at Northeast Human Services. He retired on July 31 of this year.

Dan was known for his dry wit and great sense of humor. He enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved meeting his siblings every Saturday at the Knights of Columbus and getting together with family for holidays and special occasions. Prior to developing Guillain-Barre Syndrome, he enjoyed golfing and fishing. He was a history buff and a voracious reader of all things WWII, which meant he could never be beaten in Trivial Pursuit. He loved watching westerns and war documentaries. Dan was also an avid sports fan and loyal supporter of the Green Bay Packers.

Dan is survived by his daughter, Katie (Rickey) Ward and their son, Ryan; a second daughter, Ali (Chris) Winzer and granddaughter, Olivia; and his only son, Max, who has two sons, Koltyn and Jaxyn. Also surviving are his siblings, Raymond Dorsher, John Dorsher, Maureen Dorsher, Joan (Ray) Lembke and Julie Dorsher-O’Shaughnessy, along with several beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia and his father, Harold.

Memorial Liturgy: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 2021, in the Historic Norman Funeral Home Chapel.

Family Greeting: One hour prior to the liturgy in the funeral home on Saturday.

Interment: At a later date, in the Garden of the Evangelists Columbarium, Calvary North Cemetery, Grand Forks, ND.

Military Honors: Accorded at the time of interment, by members of the American Legion Post 157, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3817 and the United States Navy Reserve.

The online memorial registry may be signed at

(The Historic Norman Funeral Home, Grand Forks, ND)

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