Harold D Dorsey

Born: Tue., Mar. 1, 1932
Died: Mon., Apr. 7, 2014


Memorial Service

Sat., Apr. 12, 2014
Location: St. Josaphat's Catholic Church


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Harold D. Dorsey, 82 of Loup City, NE died Monday, April 07, 2014 at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, NE.  Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City with Reverend Russell Barelmann officiating.  Burial will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City.  There will be no visitation.  As per Harold’s wishes cremation has been held.  Memorials are suggested to the Dorsey family. 

Harold Dean Dorsey was born March 1, 1932 on the family farm near Arcadia, Nebraska to Knight and Mildred (Cockle) Dorsey. He started farming with his dad at the age of 8 years old. He graduated from Arcadia High School and continued farming. On May 29, 1952 he married Georgia Lorentz. While living on the farm three sons were born; Kim, Tim and Craig. Harold and Georgia along with the boys lived and farmed on the family farm until 1959 when they moved to Loup City.

Once moving to Loup City Harold and Georgia owned and operated Dorsey – Cook Implement, which later became Dorsey-Ericson. In 1964 Harold and Georgia, along with partners built and operated the Trades Winds Marina. Also at that time they were part owners of Loup City Lanes.

In 1970, Harold and Georgia started T-D Inc., which built the Colony Inn and operated for over 20 years.  Also in the 80’s, Harold and Georgia started T-D International, an equipment business an irrigation business selling and installing irrigation pivots across the United States. This business took them overseas to the Middle East. Harold lived in Saudi Arabia for 8 years selling and installing irrigation pivots and grain bins. While there he also managed the farm of a Saudi Arabian Prince.

In 1975 Harold and Georgia opened their home to a foster son, David Snyder.

During the 1980’s Harold started a lawn sprinkler installation and repair business. He also opened The House of Meats in the old theater building and partnered with others to form Micro R & D, a computer and internet business.

 

Over the years Harold has served on many different boards including the Loup City Chamber of Commerce and was currently serving as treasurer of the Loup City Golf Course and on the board of the Loup City Airport Authority.  Harold was a small engine pilot for many years and enjoyed flying.  For over 20 years he has been the manager of the Loup City Golf Course where he started the annual Classic Golf Tournament.  He was a member and an officer of the Masons, Porter Lodge #106 in Loup City for over 55 years.

Harold is survived by his wife of 62 years, Georgia (Lorentz) Dorsey of Loup City, NE;, sons and daughters-in-law, Kim and Cathy, Tim and Tracey all of Loup City, NE;, Craig and Theresa of Lincoln, NE, and Dave and Kim Snyder of Plattsmouth, NE; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; 5 brothers and sisters and their spouses; Kenneth and Genevieve Dorsey, Marjorie and Lon Widders, Betty and Joe Lee, Blanche and Max Cruikshank, Keith and Maybella Dorsey; 1 granddaughter, Gina Dorsey; 1 great granddaughter, Marie Holmquist; 1 niece, Barb Stapp and 1 great niece, Lori Vergara.

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Shawna Garner Shepherd
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
Aunt Georgia & Family - I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget when I came to NE during the summer with my Granny and Papa (Marjorie & Lon) and we spent a couple of weeks with you guys on the lake and riding mini motorcycles. I wish I could have come to the reunion this summer but my boys are very active baseball players and it is hard to get away. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers - love and miss everyone!!

Jerry and Jan Sock
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
I always enjoyed the visits with Harold at the golf course. He was a nice man really enjoyed the course. Our prayers are with the family.

Jessica Thoene(Proskocil)
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
Sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

Brian Dibbern
   Posted Thu April 10, 2014
I have such great memories of fun times spent at your cabin and finding my german shepherd and Harold and my dad Jan convincing the guy to sell it over a six pack of beer. So sorry for your loss. Brain and family

Judy Steeple
   Posted Thu April 10, 2014
My thoughts are with you. He was a great friend.

Judy McDonald
   Posted Thu April 10, 2014
Georgia, My thoughts are with you and your family. My folks, Don and Gladys, liked to come to your restaurant.

Thomas Nun
   Posted Thu April 10, 2014

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Tom Nun.

Thank you for being a part of our lives, Harold. We will pleasure the memories for the rest of our days. Tom & Alex Nun


Jerry Mrkvicka
   Posted Fri April 11, 2014
I will never forget the kindness given by Harold and his family. Harold will be missed not only by his family but by the many friends he made. The city of Loup City must be very sad at Harolds passing. All the boys from Lincoln want to express their sympathy to Harold family.

Mark Eggleston
   Posted Wed April 16, 2014
Wishing Georgie and family well at this time. We are so sorry for your loss.

Mark and Irma Eggleston

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