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Donald Speas

Donald R. Speas, 78, of Kalona died Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospital.  His body has been cremated and a private family burial will be held at a later date.  A general memorial fund has been established.

Donald Ray Speas was born March 14, 1936 in Kalona, Iowa, the son of Lester "Bud" and Mabel (Hartsock) Speas.  He graduated from Kalona High School in 1954 and enlisted in the United States Army in 1958.  He served his country in the Army until 1960 when he transferred to the United States Army Reserve where he served until 1964.  On April 7, 1963 he was united in marriage to Glennis Slaubaugh at the Kalona United Methodist Church.  Don worked for the City of Kalona from 1969 to 1998.  He was a member of the Kalona Volunteer Fire Department from 1968 to 1993. Don enjoyed watching Hawkeye football and fishing.

Survivors include his wife Glennis of Kalona, two sons: Jim Speas of Kalona and Stacy (Mary) Speas of Kalona, one granddaughter, Brandi Speas of Houston, TX and one sister, Carolyn Petersen of Stanwood, IA.

Preceding Don in death were his parents and one brother in law, Tony Petersen.

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Stacy, Mary and family, We were saddened when I received Mary's message of your Dad's passing.It is a difficult time for everyone but know your in our thoughts and prayers. He is looking upon you and in his own way letting you know he is okay and free of all pain and suffering. May God bless him and keep him close. God bless all of you.

Mike Gaffey Nov 8 2014 12:00 AM

Glenny, Jim, and Stacy, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Donnie was such a great guy, and I have so many fond memories of all the good times we spent with him. My thoughts are with you all.

Locke Peterseim Nov 8 2014 12:00 AM

Stacy, Mary and family, We were saddened when I received Mary's message of your Dad's passing.It is a difficult time for everyone but know your in our thoughts and prayers. He is looking upon you and in his own way letting you know he is okay and free of all pain and suffering. May God bless him and keep him close. God bless all of you.

Mike Gaffey Nov 8 2014 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Please know we are thinking of you.

Julie and Mike Harland Nov 7 2014 12:00 AM