In loving memory of

Donald Wayne Gibbs
June 11, 1956 - April 18, 2021

Donald W. Gibbs, age 64, of Urbandale, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Urbandale on Sunday, April 18, 2021.

No public memorial service will be held at this time. Condolences may be expressed online at

Born June 11, 1956, in Nevada, Iowa, Donald Wayne Gibbs was the son of Albert and Genevieve (Campbell) Gibbs. He graduated from Nevada High School in 1974 and was married to Bonnie Linda Lentsch on May 28, 1977, in Nevada. They were later divorced. Don married Patricia Millard on June 1, 2004.

Don was employed at Colonial Bread for 20 years, then worked in the warehouse at Iowa Quality Meats, and, most recently, retired from Mom's Meals. He enjoyed going for drives, listening to classic music, and was an enthusiastic sports fan, especially the Kansas City Chiefs.

Survivors include a son, James (Trista) Gibbs of Jewell; step-sons, Joey (Heather) Powell of Story City, and Shannon (Michelle) Powell of Des Moines; three grandchildren, Carson Gibbs, Charlie Sue Jarnagin, and Alex Powell; a brother, Richard "Dick" Gibbs of California; a sister, Cathy Johnson of Story City; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his second wife, Patricia; a sister, Patricia Martens; and two brothers, Robert Gibbs and Mike Gibbs.

Ames Monument & Cremation Center has been entrusted with the care of Donald and his family.


Sandra Hernandez / Ankeny Plant Manager wrote on Apr 23, 2021:

"Don will live in our hearts , at Moms Meals he will always be remembered., As part of the Ankeny Fulfillment Team he was very appreciated after working with him many years all I have is good things to say about him . I really feel the pain of loosing someone that you saw as a family member . My sincere condolences to the family "

Linda Starmer wrote on Apr 22, 2021:

"The world has lost a truly wonderful man! His kindness and his personality will live in on in those of us who knew him. He is missed."

Kelly Gerling wrote on Apr 21, 2021:

"So sorry for the loss of Don! I worked with him at Mom's Meals. He was just an all around great guy."

Kim Bainter wrote on Apr 20, 2021:

"I?m so sorry for your loss, I went to school with Donnie in Nevada, hadn?t seen him years but remember how nice he was, my thoughts and prayers are with his family ????"