March 22, 1938 - December 4, 2020
Donald Duane Deike, 82, passed away Friday, December 4, 2020 at West View Care Center, Britt, IA. A funeral service will be held 10:00 am Saturday, December 12, 2020, at Open Bible Church, 509 S 17th St, Clear Lake, IA, with Pastor Will Hunsaker officiating. Burial will take place at the Meservey Cemetery. Public visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, December 11, 2020, at Open Bible Church, 509 S 17th St, Clear Lake, IA. Don was born March 22, 1938, the son of Emil and Winnie (Dannen) Deike of Robertson, IA. He was a graduate of Thornton High School’s Class of 1956. In 1957 Don attended Hamilton business college where he attained his accounting degree. Don enlisted into the Army in August of 1960 and proudly served for his country until April of 1966. On April 5, 1963 Don married Carol Watermiller at the First Reformed Church in Meservey, IA, later on adopting two beautiful daughters, Roxanne and Nancie. For numerous years he worked as an accountant at Farmers Cooperative Gas and Oil in Mason City, IA. After retiring as an accountant he was a custodian alongside his wife at CLTel in Clear Lake, where he later retired again in August of 2018. Many years of Don’s life were spent making a difference in the community through volunteering. Don won several awards for his great dedication, multiple of them being for the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive. Each Christmas season Don would ring the bell at Econo Foods for countless hours. KIMT awarded Don the “Giving your Best” Award for his numerous hours he volunteered for the community of Clear Lake. He also was a flower gardener taking care of many flower beds in Clear Lake. His own personal flower garden was once included in the Annual Central Gardens Tour. Don and Carol attended Open Bible Church for numerous years, where Don was head usher for thirty plus years. Those left to cherish memories of Don are his daughters, Roxanne (Troy) Roberts of Clear Lake, IA, and Nancie (Ryan) Clark of Duncanville, TX; grandchildren, Jacob Roberts, Victor Cobra, Sicily Roberts, Austin Roberts, Josiah Clark, Jenna Clark, Jadyn Clark and Justin Clark; one great grandson, Syus Duane Roberts; siblings, Lola (Frank) Barrick, James Deike, Leroy Deike, Roger Deike, Wanetta (Ray) Leege, Marlin (Diane) Deike, Evonne (Dale) Lents and Alvin (Sue) Deike, sister-in-law, Lois Watermiller; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great friends. Don is preceded in death by his wife, Carol; his parents, Emil and Winnie; sisters in-law; Mildred Deike, Lois Deike and Cheryl Deike; as well as a very close friend, Pete McLaughlin.
Donald Duane Deike, 82, passed away Friday, December 4, 2020 at West View Care Center, Britt, IA. A funeral service will be held 10:00 am Saturday, December 12, 2020, at Open Bible Church, 509 S 17th St, Clear Lake, IA, with Pastor Will Hunsaker... View Obituary & Service Information
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