Obituaries

Donald J. Bearbower

Aug 30, 2017
Bearbower, Don obit

Services

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Reiff Funeral Home, 216 3rd Ave. S.E. in Independence, Iowa

Visitation

4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, September 4 and after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Reiff Funeral Home, 216 3rd Ave. S.E. in Independence, Iowa.

Cemetery

Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence

Memorials

May be directed to the family

Biography

Donald J. Bearbower, age 59, of rural Jesup, Iowa, died Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City of lung cancer.

He was born March 16, 1958 in Independence, Iowa the son of William and Melba (Buchholz) Bearbower. Don attended Elementary School in Rowley and graduated from Independence High School with the Class of 1976. He was united in marriage with Mona “Susie” Downing on October 10, 1981 in Independence.

Don worked for Weitz Industrial for many years, retiring in 2017. He loved to work on projects at the farm, gardening, and being outdoors; he especially loved deer hunting. He was a member of Laborers Union Local 43.

Survivors include his wife, Susie of Jesup; a son, Andy (Ira) Bearbower of Madrid, IA; a daughter, Chelsea (Jon) Judd of Rowley and a granddaughter, Amy Bearbower of Madrid.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Ronald and a sister, Sandra in infancy.

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