Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lawrence Dale Doggett

Lawrence Dale Doggett, 76, of Springfield, passed away at 1:25 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center.

Lawrence was born on September 22, 1940 in Springfield, the son of Charles Marshall and Pauline Workman Doggett. He married Sandra Waterman on April 2, 1966 in Florissant, MO.

Lawrence graduated from Springfield High School, class of 1958, and then graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago, class of 1977. Lawrence proudly served our country in the U. S. Marines from 1957 to 1958, U.S. Air Force from 1958 – 1963, and U.S. Army from 1977 – 2002. He worked as a warrant officer in logistics for all three branches of the military, and worked in finance and sales for Chevrolet from 1963 to 1977. Lawrence was a Desert Storm Veteran, and was a member of American Legion, Elks Lodge, and a lifetime member of DAV and VFW. He enjoyed golfing.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; and one daughter, Paula Doggett. He is survived by his wife Sandra; son, Lawrence Dale Doggett, Jr. of Hampton, VA; grandchildren, Erica and Carly Payne, Lawrence "Trip" Doggett III, and David "Artie" Doggett, and several cousins.

Visitation and Funeral Ceremony: Family will receive friends from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th Street, Springfield. Funeral Ceremony will begin at 12:00 p.m. with Celebrant Judy Woerner officiating. Burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1800 N. Main Street, Suite 215, Wheaton, IL 60187 or Alzheimers Association , 2309 W. White Oaks Drive, Suite E, Springfield, IL 62704. Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Richard L. Sorensen

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Richard L. "Rich" Sorensen, 76, of Springfield, died at 1:47 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at Regency Nursing Care Residence. 
He was born June 6, 1940, in Springfield to Herbert and Grace Marguerette Lawson Sorensen. He married Dorothea J. Spear on Sept. 23, 1967 and she survives. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister–in-law, H. John "Jack" and Bernadine Sorensen; and brother, William A. "Bill" Sorensen.
Rich was a lifelong resident of Springfield. He attended Butler Grade School and Springfield High School, graduating in 1958. He was a branch service manager for Monroe Calculator Company and also worked at Black & Co. as hobby department manager and the Whistle Post before retiring.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1963-1965. Rich served as former Commander of the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.  He was a member of the Monday Night Railroad Club and was an avid traveler and especially enjoyed cruising.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothea J. of Springfield; one daughter, Sally (David) Kolb of Monticello; grandson, Joshua B. Kolb of Monticello; sister-in-law, Mona Sorensen of Belvidere, Ill.; and nephew, Mark A. (Patty) Sorensen of Michigan.

Visitation: 4–7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield. Memorial Service: 12:00 pm, Friday, January 13, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Sangamon County Inter-Veterans Burial Detail and the United States Army.

Memorials may be made to: The Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County, or Land of Lincoln Honor Flight. Share stories, pictures, Facebook and Twitter at: StaabFamily.com

Published in Print in The State Journal-Register from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2017