Henry D Barnstorff, who served as Secretary of the local section 1964-5, and in the Chair succession 1965-7, died on May 30, 2012.
Hank received his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Missouri Valley College as part of a World War II Navy training program. After the war, he spent two years in medical school, then earned his PhD at the University of Missouri–Columbia.
He spent his early career at Spencer Chemical Company in Joplin, MO, but worked 30 years for Monsanto in St Louis as a research scientist and recruiter. He was involved in the project to develop the manufacturing process for L-DOPA, and received some patents for unrelated work on epoxy resins.
His wife of 62 years, JoAnn, died in January. Until then, the Barnstorffs split their time between their home in Glendale, MO, and their summer cottage in Door County, WI. Hank was an avid user of communication technology, both of the internet variety and as an amateur radio operator.
Dr Barnstorff’s obituary was published in the St Louis Post-Dispatch.