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Donald V. Shawhan

Posted December 05, 2012 in Ankeny, Obituaries

October 13, 1920 – December 1, 2012

Donald Shawhan

Donald V. Shawhan, 92, of Ankeny passed away December 1, 2012, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd.). Burial will follow, at Ankeny Memorial Gardens.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral.

Don was born October 13, 1920 in Sioux City, Iowa, to Court and Kate Shawhan.

He was married to Bernice Lind June 14, 1941, in Des Moines, Iowa, and he then served our country with the United States Navy during World War II.

After returning home from the war, he went to work as a mechanic and later opened a car dealership, called Shawhan Auto, on University Avenue, in Des Moines, where he worked until his retirement.

During his lifetime, Don enjoyed fishing, hunting and trap shooting.

Donald is survived by his wife of 71 years, Bernice, 4 daughters; Donna Anglin, of Des Moines, Cinda Browne, of West Des Moines, Linda (Anthony) Sferrazzo, of Clive, and Cherrie Shawhan, of Florida, 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son Stephen.

Information provided by:
Memorial Services of Iowa
4208 North Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023

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