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Howard Dorman Obituary (1932 – 2021) – Belmond, IA

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Howard Dorman

March 6 1932- August 25, 2021

BELMOND-Howard Dorman was born on March 6 1932, at Earlham, Iowa. He was the third of 6 little ones, 3 boys, 3 women, born to Harriet and Herman Dorman. He died on Aug. 25, 2021, at Bickford Cottage in Marion due to problems from Alzheimer’s illness.

General public funeral services will be held Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 11:00 AM, at the Belmond-Klemme Significant College Softball Industry. The Reverends Katie Buddies and Rod Hopp will be officiating. Burial with whole armed forces honors furnished by the Belmond Honor Guard will be in the Belmond Cemetery. General public visitation will be on Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 304 3rd Avenue Northeast, Belmond, from 5-7 pm and will continue 10-11 am at the softball diamond on Thursday. Howard’s family indicates those that are comfy sporting a mask contemplate undertaking so out of regard to 1 another.

Howard satisfied Uralee Stroll at the Condition Teachers Faculty, now UNI. He savored telling the story of how he caught her attention by throwing minimal pebbles towards her ahead of she lastly took detect. They misplaced contact when Howard served in the Army throughout the Korean Conflict, but reconnected and married on June 16, 1957. The marriage endured just about 53 several years until Lee died in April 2010.

In the Army, Howard served for the duration of the Korean War period but was a Cold Warrior, a member of a unit billed with deploying an atomic cannon in Europe. The massive artillery piece was built to lob atomic shells at invading communists. Fortunately, they under no circumstances came.

Howard is in all probability most effective known as a thriving high school softball and girls’ basketball coach. In softball, he compiled a 1,019-429 history at Woden-Crystal Lake and Belmond-Klemme, led 11 groups to the state match and gained two state titles in 1962 and 1963. He was named Nationwide Softball Coach of the Calendar year in 1997, joined the Iowa Softball Coaches Corridor of Fame in 1992 and coached 18 all-point out players. In basketball, he took Belmond teams to the 6-on-6 condition event in 1976, 77, 78 and 79. In 1977, Belmond knocked off No. 1 Ankeny 64-48.

But for all of those remarkable data, Howard’s lasting legacy is the scores of learners he nurtured, supported and taught more than decades of coaching, training and doing work as a advice counselor. A lot of reached out over the a long time to convey to him how actively playing on his groups shaped their lives for the improved. They saw him as a lot more than a coach. He was a mentor who taught them lessons that proved useful significantly over and above the softball diamond.

Howard was a employee. He rose early to instruct driver’s education, to tend to his softball diamond or meet up with younger pitchers in the health and fitness center to hone their competencies. Just after methods and online games, he would arrive household following dark. For quite a few yrs he led detasseling crews. He not only coached significant school sporting activities but also coached slide center university softball for numerous yrs and aided out with other packages. He labored in the lawn, washed cars and cut piles of wooden for his wooden stove.

He was a volunteer. Howard was energetic in the Lions Club, served on the Belmond Ambulance Crew for several yrs, was elected to a expression on the faculty board and drove the treatment automobile. An avid waterfowl hunter, Howard was a leader in the regional Ducks Unlimited chapter. Beyond these initiatives he volunteered in countless other means.

He was a father and a grandfather, pulling his grandkids all around in a cart powering his lawn tractor, flying kites with them in a nearby open discipline on Easter Sundays, serving to them enhance their athletic skills and looking at them climb the numerous trees he planted in the garden in excess of the years.

His property, by the way, was immaculate. He tended to a substantial rose backyard, realizing his spouse appreciated bouquets.

She would insist there was no have to have to acquire her a current on different holidays and instances, but he well by no means listened and always arrived via with a present. He tagged together on her searching trips even nevertheless it was not exactly his preferred pastime. They appreciated each other’s firm, even when they did not really see eye-to-eye.

And now, they are going to be again collectively. What a reunion that will be, despite the fact that she may well desire to know what took him so extended.

He is survived by his sons, Joel (Lori Koop) of Pella and Todd (Katherine) of Marion and six grandchildren, Ashley Dorman (Brian Washburn) of Minneapolis, Jenny Dorman (Jake Highfill) of West Des Moines, Nick Dorman of West Des Moines, Jake Dorman of Des Moines, and Tess and Ella Dorman of Marion. He is also survived by 4 brothers and sisters, Lowell Dorman (Nedra) of Phoenix, Az., Dixie Madsen (Monthly bill) of Cedar Falls, Jim Dorman of Casa Grande, Az., and Carol Thacker (Carter) of Bossier Metropolis, La. His cat, Boo Boo II, was a faithful companion right until the conclude.

He was preceded in dying by his spouse, Lee, his mothers and fathers, Harriet and Herman, and a sister, Shirley McClure.

Memorials can be produced to the Belmond-Klemme Booster Klub, the Belmond-Klemme Scholarship Foundation or Ducks Endless. Funeral arrangements are with the Andrews Funeral Property, Belmond, IA. www.andrewsfuneralhomeandfloral.com 641-444-4474.

Published by Globe Gazette on Aug. 29, 2021.

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