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Cora A. Dortland
Cora A. Dortland, 94, Gorham, died Sunday, December 10, 2023 at Via Christi Village in Hays.
She was born March 21, 1929 in Catharine, the daughter of Adolph and Anna (Staab) Schmidt. She was a graduate of Girls Catholic High School, and on October 26, 1968 she was united in marriage to Everett Dortland at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Catharine. They were married 41 years before he preceded her in death on July 1, 2010. Cora was an X-Ray technician for 11 years at St. Anthony Hospital in Hays, and she was a homemaker and farmwife, living on the farm south of Gorham for over 50 years. She was a member of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Gorham and the Gorham Daughters of Isabella Circle #287.
Survivors include two brothers, Adolph Schmidt and wife DeAnn and Gerald Schmidt and wife Elaine, all of Hays, two sisters-in-law, Rosie Schmidt of Hays and Geraldine Wheeler of Denver, CO, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, infant Elmer, Celestine, Herbert, Alfred, Emery, and Elmer Schmidt, and three sisters, Cyrilla Evans, Fidelia Rome, and Irene Dinkel.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Gorham. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Wednesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home and from 9:00 am until service time on Thursday at the church in Gorham. A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 6:00 pm followed by a vigil service at 6:30, both on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Cemetery or to St. Mary Church for masses. Condolences and memories of Cora may be shared with her family at www.haysmemorial.com