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Obituary ~ Dale Alvin Coulthard
August 21, 1926 ~ October 02, 2005

The Leon Journal-Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa


Dale Coulthard, age 79 of Lamoni, Iowa, eldest child of John Henry and Velma [Straight] Coulthard, was born August 21, 1926 near Grand River, Iowa and died October 2, 2005 at Lamoni Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Dale graduated from Eagleville High School. He then attended radio repair school in Chicago. He married Loretta Joy Haskins. One daughter, Linda Joyce, was born to this union. Following Loretta's death, Dale married Judith Elaine Stone on October 14, 1952 at Bethany, Missouri. Four children were born to Dale and Judy: Sandra Kay, John Raymond, James Dale, and Susan Diane.

The family moved to Lamoni in 1959. Dale worked as a service station attendant in Eagleville. He then worked as a processor for Graceland College Dairy for 26 years. Dale was a hard worker who strived to do his best at whatever task he was given. He was a conscientious worker and a good provider for his family. After his retirement, Dale did lawn mower repair.

In younger years, Dale was a member of Lamoni Lions Club. He and Judy enjoyed family camping trips when their children were growing up. Dale liked bird watching, reading, and solitude.

Dale was preceded in death by his wife Loretta; his parents; his wife Judy Coulthard on April 6, 1993; and great grandson Ashton Ross.

He is survived by his children: Linda Duckson of Lamoni, Sandy Kulhavy and husband John of Vinton, Iowa, John Coulthard and wife Suzanne of Lamoni, Jim Coulthard and wife Garnet of Lamoni, and Sue Mendenhall of Lamoni; grandchildren: Gary Deemer and wife Tina, Lance Collins, Linnea Hernandez and husband Adrian, Miles, Savannah, Rapheal, Simeon, Isaiah, and Prairie Dawn Coulthard, Julie Coulthard, James M. Coulthard and wife Veronica, Andrew and Carlos Lopez, Nathan Mendenhall, and Mark Mendenhall and wife Andrea; great grandchildren: Brianna, Chantel, Nikalo, Grant, and Jessica; brothers and sisters: Almer Coulthard and wife Betty, Laquita Grinstead, Regina Coulthard and husband Eugene Booth, Hollis Coulthard and wife Fawn, and Clyde Coulthard and wife Charlotte; sister-in-law Kay Willis and husband Ron; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. [Interment was made at Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni, Iowa.]

Submission by Curtis, July 2, 2007