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James "Jim" M. Dorschner

May 28, 1964 — August 21, 2019

James M. “Jim” Dorschner, age 55, of Oshkosh, died on Wednesday, August 21 at ThedaCare
Regional Medical Center in Neenah. He was born on May 28, 1964 in Neenah, a son of
Raymond and Donna Dorschner. On July 6, 1991 he married Lisa Grunloh at St. Mary Catholic
Church in Menasha.

Jim was a music teacher and band director at Oshkosh North High School. He also taught at
Merrill Middle School in Oshkosh, Ripon High School, and St. Mary Catholic Schools in
Menasha, where he taught grades Kindergarten through 12. Jim’s passion was music and
sharing it with others. For many years, he played in his father’s polka band, “The Rainbow
Valley Dutchmen,” the Green Bay Packers tailgate band, and the Appleton City Band. He was a
freelance musician in several groups including Wisconsin Symphonic Winds, Dorf Kapelle,
brass quintets, and multiple performing groups of polka, dixieland, and jazz. He was a member
of Most Blessed Sacrament Parish where he was a religious education teacher and was
involved with music ministry by playing brass instruments. He was a loving, devoted husband
and father, and enjoyed telling Dad jokes to his beloved four children. He enjoyed cooking,
household projects, reading, spending time with the family pets, and driving his family around in
his 1958 Chevy Biscayne.

He is survived by his wife Lisa, his four children Gloria, Raymond, John, Mary, his mother
Donna, his two brothers Randy (Shirley) Dorschner, Steve (Carrie) Dorschner, his in-laws
James (Diane) Grunloh and Shirley Grunloh, as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, and infant son Louis Andrew, three infant siblings,
Anne, Debra, and Richard, and his grandparents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday August 28, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Most
Blessed Sacrament-St. Mary Site with Rev. Jerry Pastors officiating. Visitation will be held on
Tuesday August 27, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at the church with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation
will continue on Wednesday at the church two hours prior to the funeral. Burial will follow at
Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

A memorial has been established.

The family would like to thank all who have helped them during this difficult time, especially the
healthcare professionals at ThedaCare Medical Center who cared for Jim. The family would also
like to thank all of Jim and Lisa’s beloved friends, colleagues, and the parishioners of Most
Blessed Sacrament Parish for their love and support.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Most Blessed Sacrament- St. Mary's

605 Merritt Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Most Blessed Sacrament- St. Mary's

605 Merritt Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Burial

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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