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Darald Lee Letts


Posted By: J. Breen (email)
Date: 11/12/2021 at 12:11:44

Darald Lee Letts, age 83, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, died Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospital from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was surrounded by family and his wife of 60 years at his side.

There will be a short visitation Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 10:00 am at the Assembly of God Church in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa with a celebration of life service immediately following at 11:00 am. A general memorial has been established. The Jones & Eden Funeral Home in Washington, Iowa, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent for Darald’s family through the web at www.jonesfh.com

Darald was born August 30, 1938, to Edward and Mildred Kyra (Bair) Letts in Unionville, Missouri. He attended school in Washington, Iowa, graduating from Washington High School in 1957. He married Barbara Burham on February 4, 1961 in Washington, Iowa and they spent most of their life in the Washington community before moving to Mt. Pleasant in 1994.

One of the many things Darald loved was his country. He served our country in the National Guard once as well as the United States Army Reserves four separate times, receiving an honorable discharge for each. It was during these years that he earned the nickname, “Sarge”, by which many knew him.

If you knew Darald, you knew that he spent many of his years making the things that make the things that now make the things that everyone uses today. He was a proud tool and dye maker and over the years, he worked for Ross Manufacturing, General Electric, Thomas & Betts, and eventually retired from Nypro in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. His was so very proud of his family and loved spending time with them. Other things he enjoyed was attending auctions, going on motorcycle rides & road trips, mowing and taking care of his acreage, and going out for breakfast & coffee with the “old timers”. He was also an avid storyteller.

Darald is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara; daughter, Laura Zehr of Mediapolis, IA; son, Jeff Letts of Burlington, IA; son Matt Letts of Keokuk, IA; honorary son, Michael Arnold of Brighton, IA; three grandchildren: Nicole (Josiah) Nihart of Mediapolis, IA; Misty Zehr (Fiancé Tucker Hollingsworth )of Mediapolis, IA; Austin Zehr III of San Diego, CA; five great grandchildren: Easton, Bowen, Henry, Oakley, and Theron Nihart of Mediapolis, IA; one brother, E. Dwight (Dollie) Letts of Des Moines, IA; and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Darald was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Leroy Letts; one sister, Louise Crawford; and one son-in-law, Austin Zehr II.

Jones-Eden Funeral Home, Oct 2021


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