Russell E. Dorsam, 78, Haysville

Russell E. Dorsam, 78, of Haysville, died Sunday, March 15, at the Martin County Health and Rehab Center in Loogootee. He was born in Portersville October 27, 1941, to Clispy and Leona (Sullivan) Dorsam.

Russell was a 1959 graduate of Dubois High School. He worked as a mechanic for Uebelhor’s, was a truck driver for Kimball and Breidenbaugh’s, and retired from Breidenbaugh’s..

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Haysville, the Haysville Ruritan Club, the Eastern Star at Glendale, the Masonic Lodge, the Shriners, and the Eagles of Huntingburg. He was secretary of the Spark and Park Car Club, enjoyed watching NASCAR, attending antique car shows and races, working in the yard, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by three daughters, Angela Killion, Loogootee, Amber Coates, Conway, South Carolina, and Janie Cunningham and husband Matt, Charlestown; two sons, Kurt and Sebastian Dorsam, both of Haysville; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Joan Harker, Alfordsville.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant son, Jeff Dorsam, and one brother, Lowell Dorsam.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Christ Lutheran Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with burial following in Haysville Community Cemetery.

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