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Obituary ~ John Wayne "JD" DeWall
October 10, 1953 ~ February 24, 2016

The Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
February 24, 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS — John Wayne DeWall, 62, of Cedar Rapids, IA, and formerly of Mason City, IA, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, with Pastor Kathy Graves of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at Major Erickson Funeral Home.

Inurnment will take place at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the John DeWall memorial fund in care of the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.

John, “JD,” was born Oct. 10, 1953, in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Donald and Bonnie (Tweed) DeWall. He graduated from Mason City High School in 1972 and continued his education at North Iowa Area Community College later in life.

On May 8, 1976, he married Barbara J. Johnson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City. Over the years, he worked many jobs, but drove semi for 25 years and very much enjoyed it. He loved his CB handle name of “too tall,” and had acquaintances all over the country.

John was a great auto mechanic as well. He enjoyed collecting cars, playing guitar and spending time with family. The heart of his family was his children, grandchildren, and his sisters with whom he was very close to all of them.

John had a very good heart and would give his time and skills to anyone, even if he had just met them. John had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He had an infectious laugh, especially when watching Red Green.

John is survived by four children: Chad C. Carlson and wife Kim, of Beloit, Wisconsin, Jeremy L. Carlson, of Central City, Iowa, Lisa J. Smith and husband Nathan of Granger, Iowa, Curtis J. DeWall of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; seven grandchildren: Amber, Trey, Monica, Courtney, Lilly, Samantha, and Mackenzie; three sisters: Nancy Fisher and husband Stephen of Hanlontown, Iowa, Jeanne DeWall of Williamsburg, Iowa, and Koni Hayes and husband Doug of Brighton, Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 2011; two sisters-in-law: Charlotte Bray and Roberta Sheehan, nephew: David Hartema; grandson: Joshua Hershey. He was also preceded in death by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924, www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2016

 

 

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