Obituary Record

Arthur Frederick Dornacker
Died on 11/22/2000
Buried in German Cemetery

#1 printed in Pilot-Tribune, 11/28/2000



Arthur F. Dornacker, 87, died Nov. 22, 2000, at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha.

Funeral services were held Nov. 25, 2000, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bennington. The Rev. John Pierson officiated. Interment was at the German Cemetery in Bennington, and military honors were provided by American Legion Post # 266 of Bennington.

Arthur Frederick Dornacker was born March 8, 1913, along with his twin sister, Ruberta, to John and Dora (Wendt) Dornacker on the family farm north of Bennington.

He grew up on the farm playing ball, doing chores and attending school at the Dornacker School at the edge of the family farm. After he completed his schooling, he continued farming with the family.

In 1942, Mr. Dornacker was called to World War II, and served in the Army for more than three years. He served overseas during the war and was involved in the European theater. Mr. Dornacker was part of the 3rd Army Quartermaster Truck Company, and had the privilege of serving with Patton’s army.

Upon his return home from World War II, Mr. Dornacker became a plumber, working with Bill Hadan and later with Johnny Grant. He continued to practice his trade until he retired.

He enjoyed hunting and going to ball games, and especially liked to follow his favorite teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals. When Mr. Dornacker had more time, he enjoyed working in his garden, going to the farm to visit, and playing cards. But he will most be remembered for his love of family functions and sharing holidays with his family.

Mr. Dornacker is survived by his twin sister, Ruberta Christensen of Omaha, and sister, Bernice Zakaras of Bellevue, many nieces and nephews, and good friends, Rollie and JoAnn Warrick of Bennington.

Hadam-Golden-Reichmuth Mortuary in Bennington was in charge of arrangements.

#2 Funeral Leaflet

In Remembrance Arthur F. Dornacker

Birth March 8, 1913 Washington County, Nebraska ~ Death November 22, 2000 Omaha, Nebraska

Service 10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 25, 2000 St. John’s Lutheran Church Bennington, Nebraska. Minister: Reverend John Pierson. Organist: Miriam Sukraw. Congregational Hymns: “Rock of Ages”, “Just As I Am”, “How Great Thou Art”

Pallbearers: David Christensen, Don Christensen, Matt Cox, Brent Nelson, Richard Ohrt, Tony Zakaras

Interment: German Cemetery, Bennington, Nebraska

Military Honors by American Legion Post #266 Bennington, Nebraska ~~~ Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska~~~

FindaGrave # 102224838

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 11/28/2000