Arlyn John Dorathy Sr.

Arlyn John Dorathy Sr.

Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Death 4 Jan 1992 (aged 77)
Morrison, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Burial Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 30205180 · View Source
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Arlyn John Dorathy, Sr. was born July 18, 1914 in Prophetstown, the son of John and Leona (Given) Dorathy. He graduated from Prophetstown High School in 1932 and attended Brown Business College, Sterling.

He married Pauline Ottens on May 29, 1940 in Nashua, Iowa, at The Little Brown Church. He worked as a time-keeper for Whiteside County Highway Dept. helping to build what is now known as Spring Valley Road. He was employed at the former Eclipse Lawn Mower Company, Prophetstown, from 1938 until 1941, when he went to Washington D.C. to work for the Civil Service Commission. He later transferred to the Prophetstown Post Office where he worked until entering the Navy during World War II on Oct. 30, 1943. He received his boot training at Farragut, Idaho, after which he entered radio school at University of Wisconsin at Madison and was graduated on August 7. He spent several days' leave with his wife and son at Prophetstown and left August 15 for Shoemaker, California. Following the war he returned to the Prophetstown Post Office until 1974, when he was transferred to Albany and served as postmaster until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of the American Legion Post 522, Prophetstown; V.F.W. Post 8281, Morrison; Prophetstown Lodge #293 AF&AM; the N.A.R.F.E., Savanna; and the Morrison United Methodist Church.

He passed away at the age of 77 on Saturday, January 4, 1992 at Morrison Community Hospital. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 7, 1992 at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church, Prophetstown, with Rev. Bruce Janes officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Gardner Funeral Home, Prophetstown, was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Corinne) Osborne, and Mrs. William (Kathleen) Gerveler, Montrose, Iowa; one son, Arlyn Dorathy, Jr., Morrison; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; and one brother, Howard Dorathy, Rockford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Susan Kennedy in 1991, and one brother, Robert.

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