Dennis Mallory, D.O.
Dennis Ivan Mallory, D.O., 75 of Toledo passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. He died of complications from small lung cancer. A Celebration Of Life Service with Masonic Rites and Military Honors will be held Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Reinig Center, 1007 Prospect Dr., Toledo. A memorial fund has been established.
Dennis was born March 1, 1940 in Council Grove, Kansas to Dr. Victor A. and Caris G. (Nutt) Mallory. Later, the family settled in the small town of Yale, Iowa, where Dennis' father was a physician and his mother was a school teacher. He married his first wife, Judith Deardorff and had two sons: Sean and Daryn. Dr. Mallory completed his medical degree in 1973 at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa.
In 1974, Dennis married Yvonne (Grimm) Mallory and they moved to Tama, Iowa, where they lived and he practiced medicine as a family doctor for 30 years. He served as the Chief Medical Examiner for Tama County, Chair of the County Board of Health, Medical Director for Tama County EMS, Medical Director for Sunny Hill Nursing Home, and had been a physician for the USA Amateur Boxing Federation. Dr. Mallory had further training in undersea medicine and aviation medicine and later became an aircraft accident investigator for the FAA, and served as Chief Aircraft Accident Investigator for American Airline flight U232 in Sioux City, IA. Additionally, he was a regional consultant for Disaster Preparedness in Iowa and a member of the Iowa Association of County Medical Examiner Advisory Board where he served as past president. Dr. Mallory was appointed by the Governor to the Iowa EMS Systems Standards Committee, served on several advisory boards at Des Moines University, and was an associate Medical Director for Cottingham and Butler in Dubuque, Iowa. Dr. Mallory was also a member of a partner group of the Iowa Foundation of Medical Care and was a member on the Joint Commission of the American Medical Association. Other memberships include: past Board Member of the Iowa Medical Society and the Iowa Chapter of the American Medical Directors Association. He was also a Past Master of Hiram of Tyre Lodge No. 118 and the El Kahir Shrine.
Dennis lived many passions and interests which included scuba diving, emergency medicine, cars, music, and was very proud to be an Inspector General Honorary of the 33rd Degree of the Scottish Rite. Dennis is survived by his wife of 40 years, Yvonne, of Toledo, Iowa, his children, Sean (Cindi) of San Diego, CA, Daryn of Tama, IA, Heather (Alan) Huckleberry of Dubuque, IA, and Ian of North Liberty, IA, and six grandchildren: Shane, Nolan, Samantha, Gabriel, Ethan, and Frederic.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in the Des Moines Register on May 20, 2015.