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Shane Thomas Dorgan, 21, of Rockford, passed away August 1, 2018 in Newport News, VA while serving in the Navy. Born July 11, 1997 in Rockford. He graduated from Winnebago High School, class of 2016 where he was involved in football, cross country and choir. He was also involved in Starlight Theater at Rock Valley College. After high school, he joined the US Navy. Shane had an infectious smile and laugh and a big heart. He enjoyed hiking, fishing, woodworking, and spending time in the mountains and ocean.
He is survived by his parents, Tim and Karla Dorgan; sister, Danya Dorgan; grandparents, Gary and Arlene Johnson; aunts and uncles, Brian Johnson, Eric (Chris) Johnson, Kevin (Tanya) Johnson, Tom (Joanne) Dorgan, Chuck (Camille) Dorgan, and Lynn Dorgan; great-aunt Margaret Dorgan; cousins, Tony, Drew and Caden Dorgan, Richelle Mahaffey, Ryan, Kale and Gwen Johnson; half-siblings, Melissa Ramos, Christina Smith, and Danny Todd; and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his grandparents, Joseph and Dorothy Dorgan; and uncles, James and Robert Dorgan.
Memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, August 17, 2018 at First Lutheran Church, 627 Taylor St, Pecatonica with Rev. Nord Swanstrom officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30 until the time of the service. Memorials may be made to Starlight Theater, 3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61114, or the Winnebago High School Theater Program, 200 E McNair Rd, Winnebago, IL 61088.

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  1. Amy Behling

    Condolences hugs, so sorry. I hope we can stop despair in our young people.

  2. Roxann Hardy (Zellers)

    I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing you comfort in loving memories.

  3. Lori,Jacob,Akari Fowler

    So sorry for your loss. Just the little bit we knew Shane he was so kind and helpful. He made everyone feel at ease. Prayers for peace in your hearts. I can't even imagine what you are going through. God is with you.

  4. Connie

    So sorry for the lose of your loved one prayers

  5. Roxanne Hill & Steve DeWitt

    So sorry for your loss

  6. Mandy (Riffle) Edmundson

    Tim, I haven't seen you in years but I was heartbroken to hear of this devastating loss in your family. My deepest condolences and prayers are with you and Karla and the rest of your family. All my love~

  7. Heather Smith

    There never seemed to be a dull moment when Shane was around. Fun loving and outgoing, his excitement was contagious. I wish we had more family game nights together. So much love and many prayers, Dorgans. We love you

  8. Sally Sawicki.

    Tim, I can't imagine your grief, to lose a child, and then when so young. You and your family are in Steve's and my prayers. Sally

  9. Charlie Franklin

    Praying for all of you during this terribly difficult time. Tim I remember when you first told me about Danya and Shane. They came to my apartment for dinner along with Darla. It was a wonderful time. I mourn with your whole family.

  10. Kevin & Karen Dhuse

    Tim, Karla and Danya, We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lords Peace be with you at this time of sorrow.

  11. Chris Berndt

    Prayers and condolences to the entire Dorgan family. Heaven has gained another angel.

  12. Kris and Sheila

    Your grief is shared by many. It's so hard to to make sense of why the so young have to leave us so soon. My the lord help you find peace at this tragic time. God bless you all. Love you all

  13. Greg Duncan

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the whole family.

  14. Theresa Klenz

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family as you go through this grief.

  15. Santos Cardona

    My deepest condolences to your family. May you find comfort in God and in each other. Prayers for all.

  16. Madison Todd

    I will remember the first time I had ever seen him and spoke to him I was with my aunt Melissa sitting in a little car seat , shan e was an amazing man and will always be remembered by me . He may not remember me but that's okay I love him 😭

  17. Carolyn Mielke

    Shane, you were one of a kind. Prayers go out to all of us who knew you and were blessed by the amazing person you were.

  18. Don & Lynda Shearer

    God speed you all peace and comfort....<3

  19. Dean and Diana Dannenberg

    Our hearts are with you, feeling your pain. You will be in our prayers forever. Much love and many hugs.

  20. Judy Schultz

    My heart is broken. May God hold you in His tender loving care.

  21. Kenny and Yesenia Toles

    We're so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. Therese and Carson

    Love you guys. 🙏🙇

  23. Jani Scholtz

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.

  24. Denise Lagrone

    My deepest sympathies to your family. May God be with you as you go on. I appreciate his service to our country and you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Laura Niedermann Snow

    Know one but God knows the hour that we will meet him. There were no greater loving parents than you and Karla who were ment to guide Shane through his life and you were loving and wonderful. You gave him the Best life any man could have had and I know God loves you for that. And I know it was hard for you to entrust him to anyone especially the U.S. Navy. May God watch over you and your family and hold you in his arms tightly and lovingly at this time.

  26. Denise

    Love and prayers for healing and positive memories to you and your family Tim! ❤️

  27. Deb Wylie

    So heartbreaking to lose someone so young.My heart goes out to family and friends.

  28. Dean and DIana Dannenberg

    Our heartfelt condolences... may your hearts heal quickly.

  29. Summer

    My heart breaks for you. Shane was such a lively kids. I still remember his smile from VCCT.

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