Donald O. “Don” Loveless, 71, of La Porte City, died Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics from complications of a stroke. He was born November 14, 1947 in rural Benton County the son of Orville and Gezenna Dekker Loveless. He was a graduate of La Porte City High School.
Don married Marlene Siebel on August 28, 1971 at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Eagle Center. He served in the U.S Army during the Vietnam Era.
He worked in Inventory at John Deere Co. for 33 years, retiring in 1999. He worked in transportation at the Union Community School District for 15 years and also did carpentry work on the side.
He was a member of the La Porte City U.S.S. San Diego American Legion Post #207, V.F.W, La Porte City Lion’s Club, Cedar Valley Jaycees and a U.A.W. Local 838 retiree.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene of La Porte City; three sons, Dan (Stacie) of Washburn, Mike (Kelly) of Independence, Ben (Sheena) of Waterloo; five grandchildren, Makayla, Jase, Maddox, Myla and Gazeena and one brother, Darrel (Sharon) of Evansdale.
Preceding him in death are his parents and one sister, Phyllis Sewick.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM, Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1021 Poplar St. La Porte City, Iowa 50651 with burial in the West View Cemetery. Military Rites will be conducted by La Porte City U.S.S. San Diego American Legion Post #207. Public Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City and also one hour before the service.
Memorials may be directed to Union Community School District or Sacred Heart Catholic Church La Porte City.
Don enjoyed his family, watching his grandkids’ activities, woodworking, watching the Green Bay Packers and Iowa Hawkeyes. He enjoyed having an ice cold beer with family, friends and neighbors in the driveway. Don loved making his homemade buttermilk pancakes for family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.