Dorman Blair Barnes

EDMORE — Dorman Blair Barnes, 88, of Edmore, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Masonic Pathways in Alma.

Dorman was born Aug. 18, 1925, in Dearborn, the son of Fred Charles and Hazel Mattie (Ferguson) Barnes. He was raised in the Evart area and graduated from the Evart Public High School in 1943.

Dorman served his country in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Sgt. from 1946 to 1950. He was stationed in Japan, Camp McCoy and Ft. Benjamin Harrison during the Korean War.

Dorman married Nina Ruth Bowman on Dec. 4, 1948 in Reed City. Dorman was employed in the management of the Aunt Jane’s Pickle Plant for 10 years and as a custodian at Montabella Schools for 10 years before retiring in 1989.

Dorman was a member of the Edmore Masonic Lodge 360 and the Edmore VFW Post No. 2292. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Dorman is survived by his wife, Nina; his daughter, DeeLores (David) Stoepker, of Six Lakes; his son, Dale (Mary) Barnes of Vestaburg; five grandchildren, Kim (Gary) Jankowksy, Lori (Carey) Carlberg, Daniel Crawford, Cortney Crawford and Sara (Tom) Scholer; great-grandchildren, Ashlee (Wes) Gaines, Chelsea Jankowsky, Jordann Jankowsky, Nathan Jankowsky, Emily and Alison Carlberg, Zac McKenzy, Ethan Crawford, Drew and Keeley Nemeth and Jansen Scholer; a great-great grandchild, Cade Gaines; and many step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Dorman was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Hazel; and a sister, Layola Holmes.

A funeral service to celebrate Dorman’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Brigham Funeral Chapel, 413 E. Gilson Street, in Edmore, with Pastor Aaron Sorrels officiating.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Evart.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dorman’s name may be made payable to the Masonic Lodge 360, located at 524 E. Forest Street, in Edmore.