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Carmody, Donald Francis 1947-2012


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Date: 3/27/2021 at 13:45:52

Don Carmody
1947 - 2012
Mt. Pleasant

Don Carmody, 64, of Mt. Pleasant, IA, died Monday, February 6, 2012, at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson, AZ.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. The family will receive friends during this time and following the rosary until 5 p.m. The rosary will be recited at 4 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held Monday, February 13 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Interment will be at the St. Alphonsus Cemetery.

Memorials have been established to Mt. Pleasant High School Foundation to be used for the marching band and show choirs; St. Alphonsus Catholic Church; the G.D.C.A. (Great Dane Club of America) Charitable Trust which will be used for the Don Carmody Scholarship; and the University of Arizona Foundation for Surgical Oncology Research (for colorectal cancer research).

Online condolences may be directed to www.olsonpowell.com.

Born September 9, 1947, in Ottumwa, IA, Donald Francis was the son of Matt F. and Catherine A. (O'Brien) Carmody. He was a graduate of Centerville Community College and Drake University.

On December 20, 1969, he married Mary Lou Murray at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Melrose, IA.

Don began a 38 year career in banking in the Des Moines area, where he worked for Thrift Plan Inc., American Finance Company and Bankers Trust Company. He moved to Mt. Pleasant in 1981 and began working for the Mt. Pleasant Bank and Trust. In 2000, he helped form the Henry County Bank; (now known as Two Rivers Bank and Trust). He retired in September 2007, but continued to serve as a board member of the bank's financial group.

Don has served in a number of leadership capacities. He is a past chairman of the Iowa Bankers Association (1997-1998); past member of the IBA Board and the American Bankers Association. Don served as a board member of the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance, Manufacturer's Association and Economic Development Commission; past member of the S.E. Iowa Regent Planning Commission; former treasurer of the City of Mt. Pleasant; a board member of the Southeastern Community College Foundation; former treasurer of the Rec Center; and Junior Achievement board member. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Noon Rotary Club and St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.

Don was the chairman of the Avenue of Saints highway project. He spearheaded and was the driving force of its completion that connected St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN. He was the past Commissioner of the Iowa Department of Transportation and a Commissioner of the US Department of Transportation in Washington, DC, serving on the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission

Don was the recipient of many prestigious awards including; the Sam Walton Business Leader Award in 1999; the Mt. Pleasant Chamber Alliance Citizen of the Year in 1997; and the James A. Leach Leadership Distinguished Banker of the Year Award in 2005.

Along with his wife, Mary Lou, Don loved raising and showing Great Danes. The Carmodys raised three #1 Great Danes and four "Best in Show" All Breed Great Danes. Don was a lifetime member of the Des Moines Kennel Club, and was a member of the Burlington Kennel Club and the Great Dane Club of America. He also belonged to the Dog Judging Association where he was known for his judging of dogs in national and international competitions.

Don is survived by his wife, Mary Lou of Mt. Pleasant, IA; one son, Shawn (Monica) Carmody of Chicago, IL; and three brothers, John Carmody of Melrose, IA, Patrick (Kathy) Carmody of Solon, IA, and Mike (Linda) Carmody of Ankeny, IA.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store. ~ The Des Moines (IA) Register 11 Feb 2012.


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