Bernice Dorman

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Bernice Alice Dorman, daughter of Charles and Elsa (Krueger) Possin, was born October 24, 1934 at Mapleton, MN. Bernice's childhood years were first spent around Mankato, MN. When she was 12 years old, she moved to the Sanborn, IA area to live with her sister, Frances. She received her education at the country school there, as well as Hartley High School. On October 6, 1951, Bernice was united in marriage to Marlow Wayne Dorman at Ottumwa, IA. Following their marriage, they made their home at Sanborn where they raised their three children, Conly, Candice, and Shawn. Along with taking care of her family, Bernice was also involved with local civic activities. She was a Charter Member of the Mi'ono Club of Sanborn, sat on the Sanborn City Council and the Sanborn Country Club Board. She worked as a bookkeeper at Prairie View Home for 25 years and was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Sanborn. Bernice passed away at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the age of 79. When the cold season settled in, Mutt and Bernice would head south. They spent twenty-plus years together in the Arizona sunshine. When warmer weather allowed, Bernice enjoyed all things outdoors; a round of golf or digging in the garden - especially tending her flowerbeds. She always found time for a good visit with her friends, and if it included a game of cards, it only made it better. Above all, time spent with her family was what she treasured most. Bernice is survived by her husband of 62 years, "Mutt"; her daughters: Candice (Randy) Lyman of Sanborn and Shawn McReynolds of Webb City, MO, five grandchildren: Chad (Rhonda) Lyman, Alison (Jeff) Spath, Kim Lyman, Amanda Dorman, and Keith McReynolds; five great-grandchildren: Morgan and Jayden Lyman, Conley Bonnicksen, and Charlie and Emma Spath; brother, John Possin of Washington; sister, Irene May of Florida; many very special nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents; her son, Conly; six sisters: Viola, Luverne, Evie, Honey, Frances, and Esther.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sanborn Funeral Home 401 Main Street Sanborn, IA 51248


Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10:30 AM St. John's Lutheran Church 305 Angie Street Sanborn, IA 51248
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