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Just wanted to express our sympathy to DeWayne's family. We have not been around him or his family as an adult but holding true to form I have no doubt that he continued to be a truly great guy!

Posted by: Monica and Will Verros - High School friends   Jan 07, 2013


Posted by: Jessica Brightman - Ankeny, IA - Acquaintance   Jan 05, 2013

DeWayne was the best neighbor and a friend to anyone he met. I know that because anytime he was outside cars honked all the time or they would stop just to chat with him. We always knew when he was outside! :) I would agree with Adam on how he never thought of his parents as handicapped. Have you ever seen a man in a wheelchair push a snowblower? Have you ever seen a blind lady plant tomatoes, water them

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Posted by: Kris and Randy Keller - Polk City, IA - Long time neighbor   Jan 03, 2013

Tomorrow is my father's funeral. This has been a surreal week to say the least. Many have asked me through the years what it was like being raised by handicapped parents. I've always told them that they were never handicapped parents to me. They were my parents. My father may not have been able to provide the typical experiences so many fathers and sons have but he provided some of the greatest lessons of my life. He taught me compassion,

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Posted by: Adam Clarke - Waukee, IA - Son   Jan 02, 2013

To MARY FAMILY Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. We are praying the LORD will hold you close and give you a peace that passes understanding during this difficult time.Sorry we will not be able to atend the services that is Ruths treatment day. OUR PRAYERS WILL BE WITH YOU ALL IN THIS LOSE MERLE AND RUTH

Posted by: Merle and Ruth Koedam - Alvord, IA - Cousin   Jan 02, 2013

Deepest sympathy to Mary and family. May you be comforted knowing DeWayne is with the risen Lord.

Posted by: Marcia Bauer - Waterloo, IA - Mary's colleague   Jan 01, 2013

To Mary and Family,

May your fond memories and the caring support of family and friends help you through this sad time. Thinking of you in your sorrow.
--Elmer and Mickey

Posted by: Elmer & Mickey Koedam - Sioux Center, IA - Uncle and Aunt   Jan 01, 2013

We have many good memories of our friend, DeWayne. He was a great man in many ways. He will always will be dear to our hearts. Our prayers and sincere sympathy to his wife, Mary and his children and grandchildren in their loss.

Posted by: Bob and Eunice Richmond - Sioux Falls,, SD - Friend   Jan 01, 2013

Mary and family, I am so sorry to hear of our loss of such a wonderful newphew. I will never forget all the great hugs I always got from Dwayne. We will miss him so. I will not be able to come Wed. as I have a bad cold and will to big a day for me. I will keep you forevet in my prayers and heart.

Posted by: Aunt Gert - Rock Valley, IA - aunt   Jan 01, 2013

I am so saddened to hear of this news..........I have so many memories of DeWayne. Being a tenant of his for over 8 years,,,,,,he always knew i was more than willing to do a lot of handy work and wasn't afraid of some hard work......He was always willing to help and he got a laugh out of me driving that big lawnmower from your place to mine to do the leaves one year.....In fact he thought it was so funny

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Posted by: Nancy Erb - Ankeny, IA   Dec 31, 2012