Donald F. Haight

Donald F. Haight, age 95, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Longview Care Center in Missouri Valley. Donald was born March 4, 1918 to Fred E. and Ruby C. (Swearingen) Haight at their family home in Old Town. Donald attended country school until the eighth grade, and then attended Missouri Valley High School from where he graduated in 1937. Donald married Dorothy Irene Christo on March 31, 1947 in Glenwood, Iowa. To this union were born a son Wayne, three daughters, Rita, Lorna, and Wanda. Don and his family lived on a farm until they moved to Missouri Valley in 1965. Don farmed and raised Black Angus cattle for 45 years on the family farm outside of Missouri Valley. He worked at Kelly Ryan equipment Co. in Blair, Nebraska from 1949 to 1951 and then worked at Eaton Metal Corp. in Omaha, Nebraska from 1967 until he retired in 1981. He loved the outdoors and wildlife. He loved having the grandchildren help him on the farm and was always willing to give them a tractor ride. Donald is preceded in death by; parents; daughter; Rita Tuttle, brother in law; Newt Loken. Survivors include his wife: Dorothy Haight of Missouri Valley, Iowa; children: Wanda Gibson and husband Roger of Blair, Nebraska; Lorna Banka and Fiancé Dave Stuckey of Omaha, Nebraska; Wayne Haight and wife Laurie of Bellflower, California; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, sister: Dorothy Loken of Eugene, Oregon; nieces and nephews,. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. at the Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the church following the committal. In Loving Memory Of Donald F. Haight Born March 4, 1918 Missouri Valley, Iowa Entered into Rest June 18, 2013 Missouri Valley, Iowa Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013 Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa Officiating Pastor Nathan Slaughter Musician Lyle Waterhouse Music Selections “Amazing Grace” “The Old Rugged Cross” Casket Bearers Aaron Tuttle Eric Tuttle Andre Tuttle Matt Tank Wade Tank Bryan Gibson Final Resting Place Oak Grove Cemetery – Missouri Valley, Iowa

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