Nicholas Dozoryst Obituary

Nicholas George Dozoryst
Nicholas G. Dozoryst
Nicholas George Dozoryst

November 5, 1919 - September 30, 2004
Born in New York, NY
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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With sorrow, we regret to announce the death of an American Hero, Nicholas G. Dozoryst on September 30, 2004 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. The funeral service will be held on Monday, October 4, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 3424 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa

Nick was born on November 5, 1919 in Manhattan, New York, New York. Loving husband and Father, world peace advocate, raconteur, and businessman. Nick graduated from Iowa State University in 1942 with degrees in Chemical and Mining Engineering. A decorated World War II veteran, (Bronze Star, Purple Heart), Nick was active in VFW Post 9127, was a past Iowa State Commander of the Military Order Of the Purple Heart Chapter 1979, and volunteered at the VA Medical Center for five years. He was a 50 year member of Acanthus Masonic Lodge and participated in Za-Ga-Zig Shriners, formerly as a Greeter.

As a member of Friendship Force, he worked to improve relations between the United States and Russia, long before it was politically correct, understanding that the people of a country do not represent a political regime. He supported Stavropol, Russia by participating in Des Moines' Sister City Committee. He was Co-owner of Mainline Equipment Company for 28 years and consultant for Rasmussen Group after retirement. Nick was an avid Iowa State football supporter and member of the ISU Alumni Association. In his later years, he joined the American Bell Association with his wife. Nicholas was an avid fisherman and gambler, who loved life to the fullest. Always exceptionally generous to family and friends, he has found peace knowing that his existence enriched the lives of all who knew him.

Nick will be forever missed and honored by his adoring wife, Charlotte; his daughters, Stephanie Klebenow of Brookfield, WI and Christine (Adam) Jones of Waukesha, WI; grandchildren, Christopher (Shannon) Dozoryst, and Alexandra (Ray) Dir; and great grandson Nicky Chavez of Muskego, WI. He was preceded in death by his son, Nicholas Dozoryst II in December 1995.

Visitation with the family is on Sunday, October 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Dunn's Funeral Home, 2121 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa. A Masonic Service will follow at 4 p.m. Memorial Contributions are being made to St. Luke's Endowment fund.





Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Sunday, October 3, 2004
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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St. Luke's Episcopal Church
3424 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Monday, October 4, 2004
10:30 AM
St. Vladimir's Russian Orthodox Cemetery
Cassville, NJ US
Wednesday, October 6, 2004
10:00 AM