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Donovan Eugene Dahlby

Donovan Eugene Dahlby

June 29, 1935 - February 16, 2023


  • Date: February 20, 2023
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Schroeder Funeral Homes - Northwood, Iowa

Funeral Service

  • Date: February 21, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: First Shell Rock Lutheran Church - Northwood, Iowa


  • Location: Sunset Rest Cemetery - Northwood, Iowa

Donovan Eugene Dahlby, 87, of Northwood, died Thursday, February 16, 2023 at MercyOne Hospice North Iowa. Donovan was born on June 29, 1935 in Worth County, Iowa to Daniel Irving and Eleanor Winifred (Hanson) Dahlby. He was baptized and confirmed at Somber Church. He attended Bristol #5 grade school and graduated from Joice Highschool. He spent 4 years in the Iowa National Guard. Dovovan married Eileen Dralla in 1955 and to this union two children were born, Deanna Dahlby and Dale Dahlby. Donovan enjoyed spending many years farming in Iowa. He also enjoyed fishing, golfing, and snowmobiling. On November 8, 1997 he married Gail Ann (Orum) Timmerman. They enjoyed many winters in Mesa, AZ enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather. He is survived by his: wife, Gail; children, Dale Dahlby, Deanna Krull, Scott Timmerman, Troy Timmerman, and Jen Brown; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Roger; sister, Marian Iverson; nieces, nephews and many other family members. He is preceded in death by his: parents; brothers, Allen (infancy), Richard, and Chuck; brother-in-law, Jim Iverson.


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  • Lois McNutt


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Donna and Gabe Galle

February 21, 2023 - 10:46 PM

Gail and family, We were so sorry to hear of Donovan passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who loved him. In Christ, Donna and Gabe Galle

Lois McNutt

February 19, 2023 - 3:13 PM

Gail, my sympathies to you and your family. I am at Fiestavillage in Mission, Texas and discovered several families from LeRoy are winter Texans. I hope to see you again in the future. You were a great nurse to work along side at LRH. Take care and God Bless, Lois

Tina Kuennen

February 19, 2023 - 11:53 AM

Always will remember his big smiles and fun on the Alaskan cruise..... and all the visits, overnight stays etc. growing up with Deanna. My sympathies to Don's family. Tina (Nicholson) Kuennen

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