Daniel Eugene Dorris

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Daniel Eugene Dorris of Leavenworth, KS passed away Sunday, January , 2020. Born April 7, 1947 in Columbia, MO to Robert and Muriel (Fichtel) Dorris. He was raised in Fort Worth, TX and graduated from Nolan High School in 1966. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science at Texas Tech University and later completed his Masters in Library Science from Emporia State University. He served in the US Army as a linguist and was stationed in San Diego, CA and Fort Riley, KS.  After serving in the military he began work in Federal Civil Service at the Command General Staff College (CGSC) in Leavenworth, KS in 1976. Moving to Ft. Monroe, VA and Ft. Knox, KY to receive additional training ultimately returning to Ft. Leavenworth in 1982 where he worked for over 20 years before he retired in 2005. In 2006 he began working in the Keleher Learning Commons, formerly known as DePaul Library, at University of St. Mary. He continued to work at the university up until his death.

Daniel was married in June of 1972 to Barbara K. (Rogers) Dorris in Junction City, KS. He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Megan (Dorris) and Justin Cooley (Kanas City, MO), one grandson Emmett J. Cooley; sister, Bobbie Jean (Dorris) Brown, brother in law, Don Brown, one nephew, and three nieces. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, one sister, Jackie (Dorris) Flanagan, maternal grandparents, Viton and Etta (Balff) Fichtel, paternal grandparents, Gordon and Reable (Scott) Dorris.


A memorial celebration of life will be held at University of St. Mary in the Keleher Learning Commons on January 17, 2020 from 3-6 pm with a service at 4pm.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Angel Fund at University of St. Mary in his name.

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  1. Jim and jan Unruh on January 15, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

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