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Norman Wayne Dorjahn

Norman Wayne Dorjahn, 87, passed away from this life at 3:22 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at his home in rural Atwood.

Public Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Mackville Cemetery, Atwood, IL with military graveside rites accorded. Pastor Dan Perry of Decatur will preside over the service.

Private Family Visitation will be held.

Norman was born to Helen (Quick) and Theodore Dorjahn on February 14, 1933 in rural Piatt County. He graduated from Atwood Township High School in 1951.

He enlisted in the US Air Force and served for 4 years, while stationed in Casablanca, North Africa and Lincoln, Nebraska.

He married Beverly Jean Step on July 26, 1985 in Monticello, IL. She survives.

Norman retired from Grand Prairie Elevator, Ivesdale, IL in 1995.

He showed pure bred swine during his life at county and state fairs. One of his passions was having livestock in his life along with gardening. He was also a life-long booster of pure-bred livestock, former Macedonia 4-H Club leader, former Superintendent of Swine at the Arthur Fair, member of the United Duroc Association, Chester White Record Association and lifetime member of Land of Lincoln Pure Bred Breeders Association.

Norman was a member of the James Reeder American Legion Post #770.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Beverly, children: Lyle (Sherry) Dorjahn of Atwood, Alan (Cathy) Dorjahn of Mattoon and Elizabeth Ledbetter of Sullivan, 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Norman is also survived by stepsons: Chris (Missy) Litteral of Atwood and Brian (Shelly) Litteral of Ogden, Utah, 8 step-grandchildren, 9 step-great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister: Shirley (Floyd) Ray and step-son: Andy Litteral.

Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice.

Special “Thanks” to Jen and the rest of the staff.

Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Atwood, IL is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared via

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  1. Dale E. Hale on June 11, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    R.I.P. Norm, this journey is at an end, your battle is won and now you can recieve your just reward. I’m proud to have called you my friend.

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