October 29, 2018
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
1701 W. Jester Park Drive
Polk City, Iowa 50226
The Cremation Society of Iowa
God gained another Saint on Tuesday, October 23 of 2018. Donald Wayne Hood passed away peacefully at the Veterans Hospice in Des Moines.
Don was born on March 29th, 1931 in Sioux City, IA. He attended George Washington High School in Sioux Falls, SD. After graduation Don joined he military. He was a proud Korean War Veteran.
Following his military service, Don met his first wife, Rosella Mae Hand. Together they raised four children. With children and camper in tow, every summer was a great adventure.
Don worked for Firestone for many years before going to Greyhound from which he retired.
Don met his second wife, Judy Ann Bane, whom he spent the last 29 years, two-stepping to country music, camping and traveling across the United States.
Don was a true Denver Broncos fan, so much so that his family and friends swore he bled orange and blue. His other passion was his trucks, cars and especially his RV’s. Sometimes he would drive with no radio on for miles, listening to the engines. He could fix anything.
Don leaves behind his beautiful wife Judy, his brother Doug (Sheila), sister Fran (Walt), son Kenny (Diana), daughter Beth, daughter Tami (Jennifer), step children Bryan (Chris), and Tricia. He left behind quite a legacy with 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother Minnie Anne Witt, first wife Rosella, stepson Lynn and grandson Joey.
Services will be Monday, October 29, 2018.
9:30 am at Iowa Veterans Cemetery, 34024 Veterans Memorial Drive, Adel, IA.
Memorial service at 11am at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1701 W. Jester Park Drive, Polk City, IA.
Luncheon to follow immediately at American Legion Post, 114 W. Broadway, Polk City, IA. Please feel free to change into your favorite football team gear to honor Don’s love of football.
Memorial contributions can be made in Dons name to the Des Moines Veterans Hospital Hospice and Polk City Nursing and Rehab.
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