Donald D. Filby
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Donald Dean Filby passed away Friday, December 7, 2012 in Jacksonville, FL from Pancreatic Cancer.
Don was born on December 16, 1946 in Des Moines, IA and resided in Urbandale, IA before retiring to Jacksonville, FL in 1999.
After serving in the Air National Guard, Don was employed by John Deere Works in Ankeny, IA for 33 yrs.
Don greatly enjoyed walking on the beach and collecting sharks teeth. He had a passion for music and a unique talent for fixing anything.
The greatest love of his life was his wife and best friend, Karen as well as his family.
Those left to honor his memory are his wife of forty-six years; daughter, Deb of Jacksonville, FL.; son, Jay (Linda) of West Des Moines; grandchildren, Jake, Nate and Megan Coady; brothers, Ed (Judy) of Urbandale, IA, Randy (Gina) of Atlanta and sister, Marsha Harper (Bill) of Winder, GA.
A celebration of Don's life will be held on Tuesday, December 18, at Hamilton's Westown Pkwy. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Guana Tolomato Mantanzas Natl. Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) Education Ctr., 505 Guana River Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 in loving memory of Don.
Hamilton's Funeral Home
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Published in Des Moines Register on Dec. 12, 2012