Elmer, the son of Clarence and Mildred Domek, was born and raised on the farm where he lived his life, in Corwin Township, in the Ypsilanti community of Stutsman County, North Dakota.
Marlyn is the daughter of Harry and Lorretta Parfit. She moved to the Ypsilanti community with her parents in 1942.
Elmer and Marlyn were married n 1960, and farmed in the Corwin Township area. They built a new house on their farm in 1966. In 1982, when the Ypsilanti Community Centennial Book was published, they were still living on their farm.
They were the parents of two sons, Duane and Mark.