Oskaloosa.com

Obituaries

January 6, 2014

(SHIRLEY) 'SHORT' DROST OCT. 9, 1927 -- JAN. 2, 2014

REPUBLIC, Mo. — Mr. Shirley James “Short” Drost, age 86, of Republic, Mo., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in his home, with family at his side.

He was born on Oct. 9, 1927, in Mahaska County, the son of James and Cora (DeRooi) Drost.

Short served his country during World War II, in the U.S. Air Force. He was united in marriage to Mary Franklin on Dec. 6, 1947, and had just celebrated 66 years of marriage. Short was employed as a farmer, was in the oil and gas business, worked on the Iowa Highway Department, and was an operator at the city’s water treatment plant, all in Iowa.

After moving to Republic around 24 years ago, Short became a member of the Hood United Methodist Church, and was active in the United Methodist Men’s Group. Short loved to learn about history, especially American History.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and five brothers, Fred, John, Rich, Bill and Jose-ph.

He is survived by his wife of over 66 years, Mary Drost, of Republic, Mo.; a daughter and her husband, Linda and Jerry Van Wyk; grandson and his wife, Michael and Kristi Van Wyk; great-grandchildren, Mikki, Will, Kaylin, and Maxwell; nieces and nephews; other extended family; church family; and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa. Graveside military rites will be given by the Oskaloosa American Legion and V.F.W. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday morning from 9 until service time at 11.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Gary Lindgren obit photo GARY LINDGREN FEB. 12, 1948 -- JULY 28, 2014 OSKALOOSA — Gary Lindgren, 66, of Oskaloosa, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at the MHP Emergency Room in Oskaloosa. He was born Feb. 12, 1948, at Red Oak, the son of Elmer “Sam” and Dorothy Johnson Lindgren. He graduated from Stanton High School with

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lester Dodds obit photo LESTER H. DODDS MAY 26, 1924 -- JULY 28, 2014 OTTUMWA — Lester H. Dodds, 90, of Ottumwa, passed away Monday morning, July 28, 2014, at Hospice of Davis and Wapello Counties.Lester Herman Dodds, son of Roy and Edith (Tillison) Dodds, was born, May 26, 1924, in Burlington. As a teenager, he worked

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donnie Middleton obit photo DONNIE MIDDLETON JULY 27, 1940 -- JULY 30, 2014 OSKALOOSA — Donnie Middleton, 74, of Oskaloosa, passed away early Wednesday morning, July 30, 2014, at his home in Oskaloosa.Donnie Dean Middleton, son of Cecil B. and Opal L. (Kitzmann) Middleton, was born July 27, 1940, at the home of his parents n

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Greg Van Veldhuizen obit photo GREG VAN VELDHUIZEN JUNE 27, 1961 -- JULY 26, 2014 PELLA — A memorial service for Greg Van Veldhuizen, 53, of Pella, will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the Federated Fellowship Church in Pella. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church with family present 5-7 p.m.Gregory Allen

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Judi Carriker obit photo JUDI CARRIKER SEPT. 28, 1945 -- JULY 27, 2014 OSKALOOSA — Judith K. Carriker, 68, of Oskaloosa, was surrounded by her devoted family when she went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 27, 2014, while being cared for at the Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. She was born Sept. 28, 19

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Margaret Bram obit photo MARGARET 'MARGE' BRAM JUNE 19, 1922 -- JULY 26, 2014 OSKALOOSA — Margaret “Marge” Bram, 92, of Oskaloosa, passed away Saturday morning, July 26, 2014, at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa.Margaret June Bram was born June 19, 1922, in Graettinger to Robert and Effie (Sutter) Lowman. The family m

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • REBECCA BENGE JUNE 28, 1959 -- JULY 25, 2014 OSKALOOSA — Rebecca Benge, 55, of Oskaloosa, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.She was born Sunday, June 28, 1959, in Prescott, Ariz., the daughter of Patrick and Lois O’Neill. Following school, she went to work doing

    July 28, 2014

  • Joseph Townsley obit photo JOSEPH F. TOWNSLEY JUNE 15, 1927 -- JULY 23, 2014 OSKALOOSA — Joseph F. Townsley, 87, of Oskaloosa, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. He was born June 15, 1927, at Melcher the son of James C. and Irene Hiltabidel Townsley. He served in the Merchant Mar

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Thelma Grandia obit photo THELMA GRANDIA FEB. 5, 1923 -- JULY 22, 2014 OSKALOOSA — Thelma A. Grandia, 91, of Oskaloosa, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Mercy Hospice-Johnston. She was born Feb. 5, 1923, in Audubon County, the daughter of Louis O. and Mae McDonough Pieper. She grew up on a farm north of Anita. Thelma

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Emily Larson obit photo EMILY RUTH LARSON DEC. 22, 1942 -- JULY 6, 2014 BIG TIMBER, Mont. — Emily Ruth Larson, 71, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at home, surrounded by family, on the ranch she loved so much.Emily was born Dec. 22, 1942, in Oskaloosa to Charles A. and Hester (Wray) Williams. She was a whirlwind of activity a

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

Obituaries
Oskaloosa Shopper
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Photo reprints