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1934 David 2020

David Horsey

September 18, 1934 — August 25, 2020

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. 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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Monday, August 31, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Beatty Funeral Home Washington

107 S 15th Ave, Washington, IA 52353

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