Mary and Family, You are still on my mind. I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I am glad you were there with him.
Carol and Mike: We were so sorry to hear of Henry's passing. Our sincere condolences on your loss.
I remember Hank fondly with his beautiful smile and sparkling eyes! I enjoyed his Easter poems and sense of humor! Such a kind and loving soul. Sending prayers to his family during this difficult time. An exceptional man who lived a joyous full life and will be missed.
To all the Dorffs
I will always remember our special times at the river house and the individual poems Uncle Hank did for each of us, each year on Easter as we hunted for our eggs. Such a loving guy. Although you'll be missed lots, I toast to a life well lived. A life that all that knew Hank can look up to. -I imagine right now he is smiling along with Emily somewhere in the warmth of heaven. Peace and love.
We are truly sorry to hear of the loss in Mehdi and Mary's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary and family, Sorry to hear about Henry's passing. I sold his townhome a few years ago and was a friend through Earle Brown Days. We have missed him the last few years on the committee. Glad he is with Emily and at peace now. I will be making a $25 donation to the BC Rotary Foundation in his memory. Prayers for you and your family.
Thank you for being a wonderful father-in-law. It has been an honor to be an "honorary Dorff". I see you in my husband, Dennis, and our sons, Jacob and Bryce. A little bit of rascal. A lot of fun. Smart. Insightful. A great problem solver. You are one of a kind. Love, Denyse
Mary, I know your hearts will always be filled with wonderful memories and joyful times with your father. His WW II bio is amazing, he is a most impressive example of the greatest generation. Men like him are not born everyday, we should all thank God that we were blessed with patriots like him.
Mary and Mehdi- We are so sorry for your loss. We will pray for you during this time and hope that you find comfort in many fond memories of your father. Cristiana and Bryan Wall
It was hard to say goodbye Dad but you left me with memories that I will always treasure. When I was young: big family gatherings, camping trips, growing up on the river with all its natural beauty and power. More recently: sharing grand slam sluggers at Denny's after church, seeing you smile when you got a fresh supply of Manhattens, your amazing ability to play 500, and the joy you got when you shared time with close friends. Even in your final days you had a positive attitude that made you who you were. Thanks for being a great father. Carol
Denny so sorry to hear of your Dad's
passing. I'm sure he will be missed.
Bob and Dorothy Johnson
Uncle Hank, All those Easters you and Emily so graciously hosted for the huge Zwak clan for so many years; you don't know how much that meant to us. Those memories are among my fondest from my childhood. Thank you, Uncle Hank and Aunt Emily, for being the kind and loving people you were. Your love lives on in your children. With all my love and sympathy to my cousins, Love, Rebecca
Often, I associate smells with memories and when I get a wiff of one of these smells I am instantly transported back to that memory. I will always remember the smell of the juniper bushes along the side of your house on 71st circle. The smell of slightly stale white bread that we threw off your porch to fed the ducks. The smell of a particular grass that surrounds shingle creek. and of course, the smell of wintergreen lifesavers. I will hold these smells and memories and love with me forever. I love you Grandpa. -Eve
Grandpa, this is what I remember:
Riding in the parade
Sitting together, eating split pea soup
Strawberry rhubarb pie
Picking up litter off the highway
Golf on the farm
Playing cards for nickels
Fishing for carp on the pond
Sharing an ice cold Pepsi
Holding me close, rocking me to sleep
You may have moved on to the next world, but these memories will be with me forever.
I love you Grandpa.
Henry taught me much with very few words. Like all good leaders, he lead by action. He was a true member of the greatest generation.
Read Henry's story about his WWII experience in his own words at the MN Historical Society web page: http://people.mnhs.org/mgg/story.cfm?storyid=1648
Dad,your memory will live on forever in my heart. Thank you for showing me how to live a gracious and full life in loving service to God, family, and eachother. Rest in peace. Your loving daughter,Mary.
There is a special bond between those who have served this great nation.
Grandpa, thanks for everything you have done for us. I will always be greatful, and love you.
Maj, USA (Retired)
Ab initio, Semper Paratus
Henry was my golfing and duck hunting mentor. The best there was.....love, Burt
U. Hank, you and A. Emily were the best god parents a kid could have asked for. Thank You for being there for me I still remember my sleepover at your home when mom went back to NZ. All the times of getting together for Christmas as kid's..Those were the days. Love Diane