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Dorn M. Stewart
May 15, 2013


Dorn M. Stewart, 71, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, in his Lisbon home after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Dorn's funeral was to be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Linn Grove Presbyterian Church, rural Mount Vernon. Dorn's visitation was 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Morgan Funeral Choices, Mount Vernon. After a light lunch, burial will be in the Lisbon Cemetery.

Dorn is survived by his children, Bill (Patti) of Lisbon, Kim Stewart (Ben Stone), and Brian (Susan) of Des Moines; eight grandchildren, Michael (Ann), Rachel (Tony), Joey, Samantha, McKenzie, Cody, Libby and Callahan; four great-grandchildren, Cole, Dane, Gage and Isabelle; and a sister, Janet (Larry) Fishwild of Marion.

Preceding Dorn in death were his parents and wife, Karen.

Dorn was born Feb. 24, 1942, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Loren and Naomi Fagen Stewart. Dorn graduated from Martelle High School in 1959. He married Karen Booth on Dec. 14, 1963, in Cedar Rapids. She died May 27, 2006. Dorn farmed all of his life in the Linn-Jones County area, putting his heart and soul into the land he farmed. He was a leader in the farming community, helping other farmers in their time of need. Even after his retirement, he stayed active in farming.

As a boy, Dorn was involved in 4-H for several years, showing ponies, and he later became a 4-H leader. He was instrumental in the rise of hotrod tractor pulling. Dorn enjoyed snowmobiling, kettle chicken cooks with family and friends, and traveling with his wife. Dorn enjoyed morning coffee and sharing the "news" at the Martelle C-Store.

Memorials in Dorn's honor may be sent to: Linn Grove Presbyterian Church, 2000 Linn Grove Road, Mount Vernon, IA 52314.

Online condolences may be posted at morganfuneralchoices.com.

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