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Rev. Harold A. Dorsey

Jan 03, 2017

Rev. Harold A. Dorsey, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, in Iowa City.

Visitation will begin after noon, on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel, where the family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m., that evening. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the Salem Congregational Church, with Rev. Aaron Helterbran officiating. Burial will be in Salem East Cemetery, with full military rites by the Henry County Honor Guard.

Memorials may be given to the Salem Congregational Church or Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse Organization. Online condolences may be directed to

Dorsey was born in Ashton, Mo., on Jan. 25, 1930, the son of Andrew and Clara Edith (Woodruff) Dorsey. He graduated from high school in Revere, Mo., then served in the Army in Japan during the Korean conflict. After military service, he attended and graduated from Moody Bible Institute. He married Imogene Martha Bailey on July 23, 1977, at the Little Brown Church, in Nashua.

He pastored churches in Ohio and Iowa. For a time, he left the ministry and worked at Harper Brush, in Fairfield, but returned to ministry, spending his last years before retirement serving the Salem Congregational Church.

He was a member of the Salem Congregational Church.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Dorsey is survived by his wife, Imogene; one daughter, Karen (Dave) Hamre, of Ottumwa; one son, Kim Dorsey, of Alaska; two step-sons, Robert (Eileen) Barnett, of Salem; and James Barnett, of Rome; one step-daughter, Judy Epperheimer, of Yakima, Wash.; one brother, Gerald (Winona) Dorsey, of Bowling Green, Mo.; one sister, Joan Mattocks, of Springfield, Mo.; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.


Comments (1)
Posted by: Janet Mills | Jan 04, 2017 11:54

My condolences to Imogene and the family.  Janet Mills

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