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Dwight Everett "Dewey" Downs

Male 1936 - 2005


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  • Name  Dwight Everett "Dewey" Downs  [1, 2
    Nickname  Dewey 
    Alt. Birth  7 Oct 1936  [1
    Born  7 Nov 1936  Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    High School  1956  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Burlington High School 
    Residence  Jan 1995  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  Aug 1995  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  May 1999  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died  28 Jul 2005  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Obituary  29 Jul 2005  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Dwight Everett "Dewey" Downs, age 68, of Wapello and formerly of Burlington, died Thursday morning, July 28, 2005, at his home. The son of Donald and Nellie Zachmeyer Downs, he was born November 7, 1936, at Fairfield. On April 27, 1958, he married Shirley. They had four children.

      He married Prudence on May 25, 1985, at Wapello.

      He was a 1956 graduate of Burlington High School. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Wapello.

      Dwight retired from the United States Gypsum Company after 30 years and worked in the grocery business for several years.

      He enjoyed camping, the outdoors, traveling, woodcrafts, and putting together models. He also enjoyed his flowers and plants. Dewey was active in the Louisa County Habitat for Humanity.

      He is survived by his wife, Prudy; two daughters, Melissa & John Andries of Burlington and Connie & Allen Schillie of Danville; four sons, Craig & Lisa Johnston of Waterloo, Kurt & Glena Downs, Terry & Debbie Downs, and Rick Downs, all of Burlington; and fourteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Donald Downs, who also died of ALS.

      The funeral ceremony for Dwight "Dewey" Downs will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2005, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home at Wapello, with Reverend Mary Kay Kusner officiating. Burial will follow at the Wapello Cemetery.

      The Family will meet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home.

      A Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of the Hospice of Iowa City and the Louisa County Habitat for Humanity.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Dwight E. Downs; born: 7 November 1936; died: 28 July 2005 (V); last residence: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  1 Aug 2005  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I23854  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Donald Everett Downs,   b. 2 Jan 1913, Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1997, River Bend Care Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Nellie B. Zachmeyer,   b. 1913,   d. 1964 
    Family ID  F8585  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Shirley J. Walker 
    Children 
     1. Rickey Lee "Rick" Downs,   b. 15 Nov 1958, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 2010, Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Terry R. Downs
     3. Connie J. Downs
     4. Curtis "Kurt" Downs
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F8350  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Prudence (Unknown) 
    Married  25 May 1985  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F11137  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S767] Imm, Sharon "Sherry" (Walker) - Email (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3580] Downs, Dwight Everett "Dewey" - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, July 29, 2005; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S7742] Downs, Donald Eugene - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 7A, January 31, 1995; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa).

    4. [S1826] Downs, Vera Mary (Young/Marshall) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, August 23, 1995; Burlington, Des Moines Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S773] Downs, Terry R. and Deborah L. "Debbie" Getz - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, May 11, 1999; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S776] Social Security Death Index.