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McINTYRE, Donald L. 1926-2001


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/7/2015 at 17:12:38

Donald L. McIntyre, 75, of Reinbeck, died Wednesday, Jan. 31 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at the First Presbyterian Church, Reinbeck. Rev. Randy McGrady-Beach officiated. Burial was in the Washington Township Cemetery, Morrison, with military honors being provided by the American Legion Action Post #242. A memorial fund is being established.

Born on January 25, 1926 in Zanetta, Don was the son of Alfred Lee "Jack" and Daisy (McCurdy) McIntyre. He grew up in the Morrison-Grundy Center area and attended public schools. In his early adulthood, he was employed at Rath Packing Company in Waterloo. On April 5, 1944, he was inducted into the United States Navy and was stationed on the USS Colorado in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He received his honorable discharge on January 29, 1946.

On August 3, 1946, he was united in marriage to Gusta "Gussie" Bratteig in Troy, KS. The couple had lived in Marshalltown for one year where Don worked at Lennox Industries. In 1948, Don accepted a position with the John Deere Company in Waterloo and the couple moved to Morrison. In 1954, they moved to Reinbeck and have resided there since. Don worked at John Deere Company, Waterloo, for over 44 years, working as a trucker in the mill room and later as a lathe operator.

Don was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Reinbeck, and a past member of the United Presbyterian Church, Morrison where he was a church elder and deacon in both congregations. Don had also served on the Morrison and Reinbeck City Councils. He was a member of the UAW Local #838, Waterloo and the American Legion Action Post #242, Reinbeck. Don was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and carpentry, but especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Mary Brown and Vivian Aldredge; three brothers, Omer, Robert and Roger McIntyre; and two grandsons.

Surviving are his wife, Gusta "Gussie" McIntyre of Reinbeck; three sons, Jack and wife Linda McIntyre of Mt. Sterling, KY, Jerry and wife Deb McIntyre of Reinbeck and Craig and wife Lori McIntyre of Waterloo; five sisters, Faye Lowe of Reinbeck, Mae Beckwith of Dike, Del Hall of Olympia, WA, Phyllis Corwin of Reinbeck and Opal Kruger of Parkersburg; two brothers, Leverne McIntyre of Morrison and Dale McIntyre of Reinbeck; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Hand Funeral Home, Reinbeck, was in charge of the arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 February 2001, pg 2


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