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OBIT: Gerald Dawley

Gerald Dawley, 94, passed away Monday, February 7, 2022 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

A funeral service for Gerald Dawley will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022 at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be livestreamed on the Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home Facebook Page. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Charles City.

A visitation will be held from 10:30a.m. until the start of the service.

Gerald Kay Dawley, the son of Clifford and Irmel (Bonsall) Dawley was born May 9, 1927 in Floyd County, Iowa. He attended school and graduated from Charles City High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. He married Arlene (Valeske) on December 18, 1949 in Charles City, Iowa. For the majority of their married lives, Gerald and Arlene made their home in Eagle Grove where Gerald worked as the Administrator for the Rotary Ann Home & Complex for over 25 years. After retiring they moved to Arizona where they resided for 17 years before returning to Charles City.

Gerald enjoyed fishing in Canada, playing cards, dancing, visiting with friends but especially connecting with his grandchildren and all of the family pets. He was raised on a farm and the love of farm life never left him.

Gerald is survived by his special friend, Charlotte Honkomp; two daughters: Debra (Jerry) Green of Earlham and Connie (Dan) Curtis of Elkhart; six grandchildren: Chad Dannewitz, Cole Dannewitz, Christine (Mark) Copeland, Josh (Audra) Curtis, Joe (Kristina) Curtis, Alex (Emily) Curtis and 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene, his parents, his sister, Bonnie Kruse, and his brother Lowell Dawley.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.

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