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Donald Diamond 1927 - 2009

DIAMOND, HEALLESS, SPIESE

Posted By: Connie Swearingen (email)
Date: 5/23/2019 at 00:27:59

Sioux City Journal
26 June 2009

ANTHON, Iowa -- Donald Diamond, 81, of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, formerly of Anthon, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines with family members at his side.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood United Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill. Graveside services will be 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Oak Hill Cemetery, Anthon. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. There will be a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Hamilton's Funeral Home in Des Moines.

Don was born Aug. 12, 1927, in Anthon, the son of Frank and Lenora (Healless) Diamond. He graduated from Anthon High School.

He married Bonita Spiese in May 22, 1949. They were blessed with three children, Karen, Jan and Jon. In the early years of their marriage, the couple owned and operated a grocery store in Anthon. He later started in the insurance business. In 1969, the family moved to Marshalltown, Iowa, where he ran an insurance agency. He enjoyed the insurance business and all of the resulting friendships. He was still active in the business at age 81.

He loved the outdoors, fishing, trapping and especially working in his garden. He was very proud of his grandchildren and spent many hours playing outside with them. He was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill.

He also had been active in previous churches, Anthon United Methodist Church and Hope United Methodist Church in Marshalltown. He was active in the Anthon Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Bonita; three children, Karen Diamond, Jan (Loren Lown) Diamond and Jon (Mary) Diamond; grandchildren, Kathryn, Sarah and Joel (Jessica) Lown, Cara Diamond and Nathan and Eric Diamond; his siblings, Roxie Slater, Ralph (Delores) Diamond and Dorothy Chinn; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Marilyn Reed; and a brother, Franklin Diamond.

The family suggests memorials in his name be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the ALS Association.


 

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