obituary from newspaper


Henry Jasper Dornath was born to Lorenz and Theda Dornath at Gilmore City, Iowa, on March 1, 1925.  He grew up in that area and graduated from high school at Rolfe, Iowa in 1942.  He then attended and earned a B.S. degree from Iowa State College at Ames in 1951. 

On August 28, 1953 he was united in marriage to Marcella Lange at Sioux Falls, SD.  The couple made their home in Sioux Falls where Henry taught Veterans Ag for several years and later was employed by the U.S. Post Office Dept.  In 1967 he was hired by Farmers Home Administration as an Assistant County Supervisor.  In that capacity they lived in various communities in southwest Minnesota until moving to Tyler in 1975.

Henry was active in the State and National Horseshoe Pitcher's Association and played in the Southwest Minnesota Horseshoe League.  He died very suddenly at his home in Tyler on Sunday, October 17, 1982.  He had attained the age of 57 years, 7 months and 16 days.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, two children: Clayton L. Lewis of Sioux Falls, SD; Carolyn (Mrs. David Rowland) of St. Paul, Minnesota; two grandchildren; two brothers: Theodore of Gilmore City, Iowa; George of Fairbanks, Alaska; one sister, Louise Dornath of Gilmore City, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.