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.