The Obit For Darrell Meredith

Darrell Dale Meredith

Published October 13, 2011, in The Gazette


Darrell Dale Meredith, 99, of Anamosa, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center in Monticello. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at First Congregational Church of Christ in Anamosa. The Rev. Mike Williams will officiate at the service assisted by Carla Burge. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Goettsch Funeral Home in Anamosa. Interment will be at Antioch Cemetery in rural Anamosa.

Surviving are his daughters Marilyn (Dwight) Spangler of Davenport, Sarah (Jay) Meredith Livingston of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and Carolyn Kay (Duke) Dusheck; seven grandchildren, Kelly (Pat) Larkin, Kim (Brian) Mohr, Angie Spangler, Katarine Koenig, Marshall Dusheck, Eleanore Dusheck and August Dusheck; six great-grandchildren, Lauryn Larkin, Sean Larkin, Grant Larkin, Meredith Mohr, Kassidy McKevitt and Lila McKevitt; and a sister, Ramona (Louie) Kartman of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dwayne; a sister, Beryl Lucker; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Spangler.

Darrell Dale Meredith was born Sept. 29, 1912, in Anamosa, Iowa, the son of Ray and Ivy (Waggoner) Meredith. Darrell was a 1931 graduate of Anamosa High School. He attended Gustavus Adolphus College and William Penn College. He played baseball in the minor leagues for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Chicago White Sox from 1932 to 1940. On Dec. 28 1941, Darrell and Genevieve Adele Carolyn Carl were united in marriage in Mexico, Mo. Darrell spent over 70 years farming in Linn County.

He was a lifelong member of First Congregational Church of Christ in Anamosa. He was a member of the board of directors for the Anamosa Creamery, Federal Land Bank, a member of the Arbor Day Foundation and a Buffalo Township Trustee for many years.

Darrell was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

He loved to farm and work with the earth and he was a leader in conservation and agriculture all his life.