Daniel Deavers Obituary

Daniel R. Deavers
Daniel R. Deavers

October 23, 1943 - April 30, 2017
Born in Normal, IL
Resided in Windsor Heights, IA
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Daniel “Dan” Ronald Deavers, 73, died in peace on Sunday morning, the 30th of April, 2017, under the care of Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6 at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church.

Born in Normal, IL on October 23, 1943, Dan grew up in Lemon Grove, CA. He attended San Diego State University and completed a PhD in Vertebrate Physiology at Cornell University in 1976. He most recently held a position as Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology at Des Moines University. Nominated by his students, he received the Northup Educator of the Year Award in 2009.

Dan enjoyed gardening, fishing, art and reading. He was a skilled carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughter, Laura, her spouse and stepson; brother-in-law, Roger and his spouse; three nephews, two nieces, their spouses, children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jeannine, nephew, Paul, grand-nephew, David and dear friend, Frank.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday May 5 at Iles Westover Chapel. Memorial gifts may be made to the Daniel Deavers Scholarship Fund at Des Moines University or to Windsor Heights Lutheran Church.
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Memorial Gathering
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, May 5, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Memorial Service
Windsor Heights Lutheran Church
1240 - 66th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Saturday, May 6, 2017
11:00 AM


Windsor Heights Lutheran Church
1240 66th Street
Windsor Heights, IA US 50322
Daniel Deavers Scholarship Fund at Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA United States 50312