Patricia Dorner

October 20, 1948
December 3, 2023

Patricia Ann Dorner, 75, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2023, with family at her side. She was born on October 20, 1948, to the late Alvin and Ruth (Mack) Exferd in Oconto, WI. On October 23, 1970, Pat married Leonard Dorner. Pat was a faith filled woman who prayed the rosary multiple times a day. She could be found always with her bible near her side. Pat was a registered nurse and spent her life caring for those in need. Those who know her would say, “she was a great cook,” another way Pat cared for those she loved.

Pat will be sadly missed by her husband of 53 years, Leonard Dorner, her children, Trevin, Sara (Jeff), Matthew; grandchildren, Ione and Simon; siblings, Betty (Francis) Warrichaet and Clayton (Bev) Exferd; in-laws, Mary Rahr, Carol Stoychoff, Lynn (Steve) Cornette, Gene (Lisa) Dorner, and Lynn Exferd. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and other family and close friends.

In addition to her parents Pat was preceded in death by her siblings, Mike Exferd, Jimmy Exferd, Mary Schultz, Karen Springstroh, Janet Exferd; in-laws, Mike Stoychoff, Dr. Henry Rahr, Linda (John) Johnson, Lyle Dorner, and her nieces Jessi Marchi and Dr. Stephanie Cornette.

Visitation for Pat will be held at St. Patricks Oratory, 211 N. Maple Ave., On Friday, December 8, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of Latin Mass at 12:00 noon with Canon Antoine Boucheron officiating. Pat will be buried at Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at

The family extends their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Dr.’s and staff at St. Vincent Hospital ICU for the care given to Pat and her family.


December 8, 2023
11:00 a.m.
St. Patrick Catholic Church [map]
Funeral Mass
December 8, 2023
12:00 p.m.
St. Patrick Catholic Church [map]