Dallas Harry Card, 94, of Alexander, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, May 2, 2019, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City, with many family members surrounding him. He was born July 28, 1924, in Dumont, to Chester and Kathryn (Bulton) Card. Dallas was baptized as a young child in his grandparents' home.
Dallas attended Dumont Consolidated School. He served in the US Army from 1943-1945 as a Combat Engineer. Dallas was stationed in England, France, Germany and the Philippines. He was united in marriage to Lavonne Bell on April 12, 1947, at the Dumont Methodist Church. To this union, three children were born: Patsy, Barbara and Duane. Dallas was employed at Kriener Implement for 20 years where he did maintenance on farm equipment. He was a member of the Alexander United Methodist Church. Dallas served on several church committees over the years. He enjoyed farming with his son Duane and at retirement, would help his friend, Butch Pals, with field work and driving semi for the local elevator.
His favorite pastime was enjoying time with his Percheron draft horses, doing parades, weddings, funerals and "Grandpa's Farm" at the Franklin County Fair. Dallas enjoyed fishing trips with his dad and brothers in Canada, summer trips with his wife Lavonne, as well as many trips taken with his daughter Patsy and Sig. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Dallas is survived by his wife of 72 years Lavonne Card of Alexander, daughter Patsy (Sig) Wood of Adair, daughter Barbara (Paul) Moor of Hampton, seven grandchildren Chad (Traci) Wood of North Liberty, Stacey (Brock) Finley of Grimes, Allison Sorensen of Adair, Jodi Miller of Algona, Robyn (Brent) Hansen of Hampton, Todd (Vanessa) Miller of Las Vegas, Nevada and Denise (J.D.) Williams of Hampton, fifteen great grandchildren Colton Wood, Kenadi Wood, Jaci Finley, Morgan Finley, Chantz Finley, Hunter Brown, Kirsten Brown, Addysen Sorensen, Kade Sorensen, Nakayla Miller, Katelyn Proctor, Karli Hansen, Deacon Miller, Tatum Miller and Zach Williams, two great-great grandsons Myles Miller and Tyson Williams, brother Bob (Barb) Card of Dumont, sister Judy (Jim) Eide of Redfield, sisters-in-law Phyllis Card of Hampton and Dorothy Poland of Rockwell, along with many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Chester and Kathryn, son Duane Lynn Card, brothers Cliffton, Don and Toot, father- and mother-in-law Lewis and Dora Bell, sisters-in-law Erma Neal, Alma Pals, Inez Ginapp, Laverne Bell, Agnes Card and Henrietta Card, brothers-in-law Eldon Bell, Cliff Poland, Glen Neal, Willie Pals and Kenet Ginapp.
"Grandpa, such a kind, funny, hard working man. I have many many memories of going to Grandpa with the red tractors? house (that?s how I referred to him as a kid) but a few of my favorite are learning to drive his little blue dodge pickup, riding around the farm yard and up the gravel road in the tractor bucket (my dad would get so frustrated when you did this, he says it?s not safe?) my sister being so scared of their dog, trimming his arm hair with a tiny little scissors!
I spent a lot of time with him over these past few weeks while he was trying to get stronger and on his last day with us, he asked to have his arm hair trimmed, he thought he should have a shot of whisky, and a pineapple malt sounded good!
He did get to eat his pineapple malt, but I was too late with the shot and the scissors ?
You will be missed, gramps
I can?t wait to hear about your welcome into heaven?? What a celebration to be reunited with those that went before you??"
"So sorry to hear about. Dallas's passing. Always enjoyed our little visits. You have our deepest sympathies. Mike and Carla"