Donald, 91, died July 7. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 19 at Sunset Memorial Gardens with visitation following from 2:30 to 4:30 in the chapel.
Donald LaVerne Wyckoff, the son of Arthur and Essica (Shehan) Wyckoff, was born July 20, 1922 in Bedford, Iowa. Following graduation from Bedford High School, he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Donald was united in marriage with Olive J. Smith in California on Thanksgiving Day in 1943. He worked for several railroad companies, and retired from Rock Island.
Donald is remembered by his wife of 71 years, Olive; his children: Craig (Patricia) Wyckoff, Brent Wyckoff, and Tammy (Craig) Brookhart; twelve grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Misty. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Rowena Shimer; son, Richard Wyckoff; and daughter, Rhonda Putnam
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Published in Des Moines Register from July 9 to July 18, 2014