Donald Sawyer

Jan 9, 2019
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Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home


10:00 AM until services at the funeral home.


West View Cemetery, La Porte City, IA


Friendship Village Lakeview Landing


     Donald E. Sawyer, 91, of Waterloo, formerly of La Porte City, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Friendship Village Lakeview Landing.

     Donald Eugene Sawyer was born on September 15, 1927 in La Porte City, to William and Anna Simons Sawyer. He graduated from La Porte City High School.

     Don worked for Carnation Dairy delivering milk. He was a machinist at John Deere retiring in 1990 after 27 years. He also did construction painting for most of his life. After retirement, he drove cars for Reed Cadillac.

He married Mary Lou Krantz on April 22, 1949 in Washburn; she died November 13, 2012.

Don was a member of Grace Brethren Church and active with the choir; he attended Walnut Ridge Baptist; he enjoyed singing and was a member of Proud Image Barbershop Chorus and Twin Town Barbershop Chorus for many years.

He enjoyed reading books, solving puzzles, and eating ice cream. He liked a good joke and was a prankster himself. Don was a people person and would strike up a conversation with anyone wherever he was. He took pleasure in spending time with family and friends.

Don is survived by daughters, Melissa Sawyer Hopkins, Dubuque and Melody (David) Henry, Foley, MN; grandchildren: Alanna (Loic) Dah, Mariah Henry, and Jordan Henry; and a sister, Bess Kane, Cascade.

He is preceded in death by his wife, five brothers and four sisters.


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  1. Jean & Larry Sackett | Jan 13, 2019

    Larry & I enjoyed all the fun family minutes with Pud and Mary.  He lived a wonderful Christian life!  Joy for his advancement to God's side!  Larry & Jean Sackett



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