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Rick Dornhoff - January 04, 2012


Rick Dornhoff, 61, of Heartwell, died at his home near Heartwell on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.
Rick was born June 4, 1950, in Minden to Kenneth and Jacqueline (Hawes) Dornhoff.
He grew up in the Heartwell area and graduated from Minden High School in 1968.
He served in the Army National Guard from 1969 until 1975. He attended Kearney State College.
On March 24, 1979, he married Goldie Wittwer in Heartwell. They were blessed with three children, Jennifer, Matthew and Carrie Ann. They lived and farmed near Heartwell.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being at the cabin. Most of all he loved following his children and grandchildren in their activities.
He was a life-long member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Heartwell.
Survivors include his wife, Goldie, of Heartwell; daughters, Jennifer tenBensel and husband, Joe, of Campbell and Carrie Ann Geiger and husband, Will, of Cozad; son, Matthew Dornhoff and wife, Ashley, of Norman; grandchildren, Georgiann and Jaxon tenBensel and Emalyn Geiger; father, Kenneth Dornhoff and wife, Betty; brothers, Ron Dornhoff and John Dornhoff, both of Heartwell; sister, Julie Dornhoff of Johnson Lake and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.
Funeral services were Jan. 7 at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Heartwell with Father Nicholas Baker officiating.
Burial was at the Holy Family Catholic Cemetery near Heartwell.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.
Craig Funeral Home in Minden was in charge of arrangements.