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Kenneth M. Dorman

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Kenneth M. Dorman, 72, of Sanborn, and a former Le Mars resident, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Kenneth Marvin Dorman, the son of Hulda (Storm) and Marvin Dorman, was born June 10, 1937, in Sanborn. He spent his childhood years in Sanborn and graduated from Sanborn Public School.

On June 18, 1955, he was united in marriage to Mariel Boyens at Grace Lutheran Church in Primghar. Following the marriage, they made their home in Sanborn. They were blessed with four daughters: Diane "Dee," Karen, Shari and Kendra.

Kenny worked for Daryle's Decorating in Sanborn from 1955 until 1963. He then spent nine years driving a milk truck route for Spencer Dairy.

In 1972, he began the final phase of his working career at Wells' Blue Bunny in Le Mars, at first driving a milk route, and in 1980, moving inside to the ice cream factory. In 1986, Kenny (by now known as "Bunny") and Mariel moved to Le Mars to be closer to his work. They returned to Sanborn in the spring of 2000, and Bunny worked part-time at the OK REC until shortly before his death.

Kenny was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, where he was baptized and confirmed. He spent 24 years serving the Sanborn Fire Department.

He enjoyed fishing, bowling, refinishing furniture, dancing, doing word search books, and playing cards.

One of his greatest joys was making everyone laugh and smile.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Mariel of Sanborn; his daughters and their families: Diane "Dee"(Allan) Egdorf of Elkhart, Karen (Mark) Donkersloot of Sanborn, Shari Dorman of Spencer, and Kendra (Matt) Heath of Le Mars; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one brother Marlow Dorman (Bernice) of Sanborn; two sisters, Fern McGranahan of Sanborn and Donna Alons (LeRoy) of Washington, N.C.; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother-in-law, Daryle McGranahan and a nephew, Conly Dorman.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sanborn with the Rev. Jonathan Conner officiating. Burial was in Roseland Cemetery at Sanborn. Visitation was Tuesday

Pallbearers were his grandchildren: Jay (Pam) Dorman-Downing, Jeffrey (Kelli) Downing, Kenneth (Bonnie) Downing, Jason Vogel, David Vogel and Kara McFadden.

Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren: Chelise (Doug) Brain, Kallie Vanden Berg, Ashley Donkersloot, Andrew Shelton, Scott Heath and Khloe Heath; and great-grandchildren: Tressa Dorman-Downing, Torrey Yarns, Tanner Dorman-Downing, Chase Dorman-Downing and Trey Dorman-Downing.

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