Funeral Services: Will be held on Monday, November 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield with burial at the Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at Cornerstone Fellowship following the committal services at the cemetery. Mr. Ken Sidey will officiate the service.
Open Visitation: Will be held at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the David Bathurst Memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date.
David Lawrence Bathurst was born September 24, 1923, the son of Jay and Elsie (Hager) Bathurst in Adair County, Iowa. He passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 92.
David was raised on a farm near Orient and he graduated from Orient High School. He rented a farm near Fontanelle and then in 1954 bought a farm of his own northeast of Greenfield where he spent the most of his life. In 1959, he was united in marriage to Ruth Caroline Borgersrode in Minneapolis, MN. To this union four children were born: Paul David, Timothy Lee, Daniel Duane and Caroline Esther.
David loved to read, attending thrashing reunions, trapping, driving around admiring trees, going to the lake and watching wildlife and especially nature.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth in 2006; and two sisters, Doris Bathurst and Rachel Caviness.
He is survived by his three sons, Paul Bathurst of Casey, Iowa, Timothy Bathurst of Creston and Daniel Bathurst of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; daughter, Caroline Bathurst of Greenfield; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters, Eunice Bathurst of Osceola, Iowa and Pauline Bathurst of Chicago, Illinois; brother, James Bathurst and wife Patti of Stuart, Iowa; other relatives and friends.