Donald E. Coller

Aug 12, 2020
Coller, Donald


Graveside Services: will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 14, 2020 at West View Cemetery in La Porte City.


West View Cemetery, La Porte City, Iowa


may be directed to La Porte City Specialty Care 1100 Hwy 218 N. La Porte City, Iowa 50651.


Donald E. Coller, 87, of La Porte City, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at La Porte City Specialty Care.

He was born June 24, 1933 in La Porte City, the son of Hal and Mabel Castor Coller. He was a 1952 graduate of La Porte City High School. Donald was united in marriage with JoAnn Blanchard on October 27, 1957 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua; she preceded him in death on July 12, 2016.

After graduation he worked at Rath Packing Co. and farmed the family farm north of La Porte City.  He was a longtime member of the La Porte City School Board, serving during the merger with Dysart to form the Union Community Schools.

Survived by:  two daughters, Mabel (Bruce) Rempe of La Porte City and Sylvia (Brian) Otten of Terrebonne, Oregon; seven grandchildren, Brady, Ben and Laura Rempe and Evan, JoAnna, Jacob and Ezekiel Otten; and 2 nephews, Jim (Sharon) Coller of Center Point, IA and Frank (Jeanine) Coller of Bettendorf, IA.

Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; two brothers, Frank and Joe (Bonnie) Coller and one niece, Joan Morris.

La Porte City Funeral Home in charge of arrangements 319-342-3131.


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  1. Bob and Mary Jane Shafer | Aug 13, 2020

    Mary Jane and Bob Shafer

    We pray that God will be with you all at this difficult time;

    Mabel, your parents raised a wonderful daughter.


  2. Marvin and Sue Hrubes | Aug 13, 2020
    Our prayers and sympathy to Mabel and Sylvia and all of the family members.  
  3. Kevin Kalsem | Aug 13, 2020
    Condolences from the Kalsem family of Waterloo (Kalsem Implement and Salvage), Don was a super guy that helped me many times through the years, I think he ended up with some of my Gravely garden tractors and implements years ago that I sold him. Thoughts and prayers, Kevin and Terry Kalsem, Roger Kalsem (my Dad)

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