Services: 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello. Visitation: 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the funeral home.
IOWA CITY, Iowa—Donald Gayle ‘Don’ Hollingsworth, age 61, of Wapello, died Saturday afternoon, June 15, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.
Rev. Pam Kranzler will be officiating. Cremation will follow the funeral.
A Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of the Wapello Swimming Pool.
The son of Gayle Courtney and Carol Ellen Rawhouser Hollingsworth, he was born on March 13, 1952, in Mt. Pleasant. He married Debbie Ann Marshall on Sept. 10, 1972, in Wapello.
Don graduated from Wapello High School in 1970 and received a welding degree from Southeastern Community College. He worked a couple years for Gast Welding in Wapello and then worked at Monsanto in Muscatine for 37 years.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wapello and very active in Ducks Unlimited for many years. He had been a little league coach and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed the river and all the family activities there.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie; three children, Lynn and Darin Smith of Wapello, Leslie and Lindsay Hollingsworth of Platteville, Wis., and Laura and BJ Bailey of Mediapolis; ten grandchildren, Andy, Abby, and Adam Kerr, Ryan, Emma, and Katy Smith, William and Eva Hollingsworth, and Camryn and Avery Bailey; his mother, Carol Sheckler of Mt. Union; two sisters, Connie Sue and Robert Maxwell of Sioux Falls, S. D. and Joyce Marie Hollingsworth of Mt. Union; and his special black lab, Tess.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gayle and his step-father, Floyd Sheckler.