Philip Benson Dorn

05/17/1949 - 01/10/2024


Obituary For Philip Benson Dorn

Philip Benson Dorn, age 74 of Lima, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at 10:12 am, at The Ohio State University-Wexner Medical Center.

He was born May 17, 1949, in Lima, to Philip and Thelma (Reser) Dorn who preceded him in death. On September 2, 1972, he married Janine Marie Tippie Dorn who survives.

Also surviving are their children: Marcus (Karen) Dorn of Pickerington and Amber (Brian) Fox of Lithia, FL; grandchildren: Brendan Miller, Kenzie Fox, Amanda Cortes and Sophia Cortes. He was the last surviving member of his siblings.

Philip retired as a supervisor from Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant. He was an automobile enthusiast and a member of the National Mustang Group. He was an avid bowler, having achieved a handful of 300 games. He was an advocate of guns and a member of the N.R.A. He was a graduate of Lima Senior High School and attended O.S.U. for two years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force

Family and friend may visit the Shawnee Chapel of Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation services on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. Military rites will be conducted by members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard at 6:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at


18 Jan


04:00 PM - 06:00 AM

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  • 01/18/2024

    Please accept my condolences. I worked with Ben as an hourly employee and later as a supervisor at Ford and always enjoyed it. I am very sorry to hear of his passing.

  • 01/15/2024

    I have known Ben since high school and am saddened by this news. I am keeping Ben and his family in my thoughts and prayers. At times like these, there simply are no words.

  • 01/13/2024

    Ben, my friend, hero of the 1963 Lima South/Lima Central football game (saving tackle on the Lima South 5 yard line), lead singer of "The Clique" high school band, and Air Force veteran. The world is a less colorful place with you not here, but with our Father in heaven. Steve Browning

  • 01/13/2024

    What a wonderful neighbor, he will be missed. Prayers & condolences to his family.

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