Shapley, Donald 68

Donald Shapley, 68, of

> Marshalltown, died Sunday, February 14th, at the Iowa River Hospice

> Home in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 18th, at

> the Mitchell Family Funeral Home with Harlan Nuss, chaplain of the

> Iowa River Hospice officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m.

> until the 3:00 p.m. service time. Full military honors will be provided by the

> combined Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #839 and American Legion Posts

> in the Marshalltown area. For condolences, please visit

> www.mitchellfh.com. Ph. 641-844-1234.

> Born on June 28th, 1947, in Marshalltown, he was the son of Eldon

> Reeves and Pauline (Fisher) Bane. He received his education in the

> Marshalltown schools. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the US Marines

> Corps to serve our country honorably for 10 years and two tours of

> Viet Nam.

> After returning stateside, he led a colorful career of long-haul truck

> driving, accomplishing a 5 million miles driven mark. For a time, he

> was also a prison guard in Walla Walla, Washington.

> Donald enjoyed playing the guitar and listening as well as singing

> country music, watching any football game and NASCAR, and going

> fishing. He once was able to sing and play with Buck Owens.

> He was blessed with many family members, including his wife Sherry

> (formerly Benson), whom he married on May 6th, 2011, two step-sons:

> Randy (Miranda) Benson of Le Claire, IA; and Todd (Colleen) Benson of

> Lancaster, Kentucky, sisters- Jackie Warden of Waverly and Sue Shapley

> of Marshalltown; half-sister Kathy Overland of Toledo, IA,

> step-brothers Ron (Pam) Bane of Marshalltown and Bob (Stacy) Bane of

> State Center, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and

> several nieces and nephews.

> In death, he rejoined his grandparents, his parents, brother Lloyd

> Kroeger and step-sister, Donna.

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