Donald Montgomery passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2012, at the Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield.
Funeral Services: Will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery with full military graveside rites by the Greenfield American Legion Head-Endres Post No. 265 and V.F.W. Post No. 5357.
Visitation: Will be held on Monday, July 9th, at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials: To the Donald Montgomery memorial fund to be established by the family.
Donald Seldon Montgomery was born on January 15, 1929, in Adair County, Iowa, the son of Seldon and Hazel (Fox) Montgomery. He passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at the Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield at the age of 83.
Don was raised and educated in Adair County, Iowa. He served his country in the United States Navy during W.W. II. Don enjoyed speaking and participating in AA, loved to bake, garden, tinkering and being with his family and friends.
Don married the love of his life, Jan, on April 27, 1996, living for a short time in Des Moines and then in their home in Greenfield. He worked for Fox Welding and Greenfield Welding for several years. After retiring he worked part time for Burger’s Plumbing and Heating.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jan; Howard's mother, Patsy Hedrick; brother, Larry Montgomery; two sisters, Sandra Montgomery and Shirley Sousa; two brothers-in-law, Louis Reyes and Chuck Sousa; and special friend, Dorothy Heidi.
He is survived by his children, Howard Montgomery (Teresa) of Greenfield, Paul Walz (Carol) of Des Moines, Shari Irvin of St. Petersburg, Florida, Rick Eatwell (Marleny) of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Douglas (Deb) Kobylasz of Omaha, Nebraska; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; three brothers, John Montgomery (Adelena) and Richard Montgomery (Georgia) all of California and Bob Montgomery (Loretta) of Colorado; sister, Janice Reyes of California; sister-in-law, Janet Montgomery of California; other relatives and friends.