ATWOOD --?Donald Wayne Domsch, 78, died Friday (Oct. 13, 2006) at his home in Atwood.
He was born Sept. 13, 1928, in rural Blakeman, Kan., to Theodor and Anna (Focke) Domsch. He was baptized and later confirmed as a member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. He attended Enterprise Rural School District No. 30 northwest of Atwood and graduated from Atwood High School in 1946.
He worked on the family farm until Jan. 10, 1951, when he joined the army. He spent one year at Camp Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo., with the 131th Engineer construction group, before being shipped to the 973rd Fuchu Army Ordinance Depot in Japan. He achieved the rank of Technical Sergeant and received an honorable discharge on Dec. 23, 1952.
On Oct. 2, 1954, he married Sonia Cloe at the First Christian Church in Atwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, two brothers, Robert and James Domsch; and a nephew, David Domsch.
Survivors include his wife, Sonia; one daughter, Judy Cochran and husband, Roger of Oberlin; a son, Mike and wife, Roseann of Atwood; one sister, Leora "Lefty" Compton and husband, Dick of Hays, Kan.; two brothers, Gene and wife, Patty of Atwood and Ted and wife, Nyla of Colby; sister-in-law, Joyce Domsch of Kimberling City, Mo.; mother-in-law, Irene Gertson of Atwood; brother-in-law, Bob Cloe and wife, Sheri of Manhattan, Kan.; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Memorial services will be Saturday, 3 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Atwood, with the Rev. Don White officiating. A private inurnment was Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Atwood Fairview Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Atwood, Rawlins County Health Center and Hospice Services.
Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of arrangements.