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Beatty Funeral Home Washington
Monday August 31st, 2020
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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David Horsey

David Horsey 85, of Washington, died Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Private family funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the Beatty Funeral Home. A facebook live stream will be available on the funeral homes facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/BeattyPeterseim/ Burial will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 PM on Monday, August 31, 2020 at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for the Ryan Horsey college fund. Masks and social distancing will be enforced.

David James Horsey was born on September 18, 1934 in Washington, Iowa the son of Cloyce and Thelma Louisa (Derby) Horsey. He graduated from Washington High School in 1953. David graduated from Dunwoody Industrial Institute in 1955. He was enlisted into the Army in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1959. David was united in marriage to Joyce Lee Rittenhouse on June 14, 1964 at the Christian Church in Keokuk, IA. David was the building trades instructor from 1973-1987 at the high school. He was a self employed building contractor his whole life. David was the scout master for the Ainsworth Boy Scouts for many years. He enjoyed trains, woodworking, getting coffee at Hy-Vee, telling stories, and spending time with his family.

David is survived by his children Kyle Horsey of Washington, IA, Guy (Andrea) Horsey of Marion, IA, grandson Ryan Horsey and step granddaughters Meredith (Austin) Nedelcoff and Hannah Roethler.

David was preceded in death by his parents and wife in 2013.

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What a wonderful man came to see his Mom in the nursing home everyday. Always had his overalls on. And handed out hard candies to housekeeping and CNAs . Smiling and very friendly all the time.

Diana Eckley Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

Kyle, I love the pictures of your father that are presented! The youthful Dave pictured on scaffolding is around the time I would have met him through scouting at the Methodist Church Troop 237. The Dave with the warm smile in the orange and Oshkosh photo captures the Dave I had the pleasure to reconnect with in later years. Julie and I always enjoyed time and stories over lunch whenever we could visit Washington. He has been a very special person.

Steve and Julie Putman Sep 1 2020 12:00 AM

David was always such a great friend to my mom, Ruth Reneger. He always stopped and they would talk every time they saw each other. She had such great respect for him. Prayers for all.

Nancy Smith Aug 28 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Kyle, Guy, and family, Tony and I are so sorry to hear of your father's passing, he will be missed. David was one of the good guys and left his mark on all those he taught and shaped over the years. Our deepest condolences to you all.Tony & Robyn Kuntz

Robyn Harvey-Smith Aug 28 2020 12:00 AM

David and his wife Joyce were some of the nicest people we knew. They were our neighbors for several years and we enjoyed their children Kyle and Guy! David had a great personality and was fun to talk to. Our sympathies go out to the family at this sad time, but we know they will have many memories!

Randy and Marsha Chalupa Aug 27 2020 12:00 AM

We were saddened to hear of Dave's passing. Our sympathy goes to Kyle and Guy. Dave had been a lifelong friend of my father Edward Jarrard. We got to know Dave and the rest of the Horseys from family visits, Dave's help with Mom & Dad's many home renovation projects and my taking his Building Trades class at WHS which I enjoyed a great deal. The last few years he would still call or stop by and visit my parents to see how they were doing and they would so appreciate it. He was an entertaining and talkative man with words of wisdom and a wry sense of humor. We will miss you Dave.-Brian Jarrard Family

Brian Jarrard Aug 27 2020 12:00 AM

Sending prayers to the Horsey Family. -Julie (mccandless) Nelson

Julie Nelson Aug 27 2020 12:00 AM

Our sympathies to the entire Horsey family.

Guy's friends/co-workers at Duane Arnold Energy Center Aug 27 2020 12:00 AM

Guy and family...so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He would visit frequently with my parents. Just a nice guy. God Bless. Brenda Walker

Brenda Walker Aug 27 2020 12:00 AM

Dave was a very good teacher. I have often thought of him and am very greatful of all that he taught me about building and about life. Thw world lost a great guy.

Jeff Lampkin Aug 26 2020 12:00 AM

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