Open Visitation: Friends may call on Monday, December 28, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Private Funeral and Masonic Services: Will be held at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery. Pastor Melinda Stonebraker and the Greenfield Crusade Lodge No. 386 A.F. & A.M. will officiate the service.
Memorials: To the Dayton Simpson memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date.
Dayton Linn Simpson was born August 3, 1942, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Don L. and Mary Ellen (McCollum) Simpson. He passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Center, Fontanelle, Iowa, at the age of 78.
Dayton graduated from Greenfield High School in 1960. He attended Creston Community College and received his Associates of Arts degree in 1962. Then attended the University of Iowa and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1965. He received his Masters of Science degree from the University of Wyoming in 1970.
Dayton was employed at the Adair County Memorial Hospital for many years and later in life was employed at Schaefer Systems in Adair, Iowa.
Dayton was a member of the Greenfield Crusade Lodge No. 386 for over 56 years and he served as treasurer for many years.
Dayton loved trap and skeet shooting and science fiction. During retirement you could count on Dayton being at the Olive Branch for lunch on a regular basis and taking his walks around the square, visiting with whoever he ran in to.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dayton had no immediate family surviving him.