Donald R. Wall Obituary

Donald R.  Wall
Donald R. "Barney" Wall
Donald R. Wall

September 18, 1917 - September 12, 2010
Born in Granger, Iowa
Resided in Woodward, IA
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Donald "Barney" Wall, 92, passed from this life on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Bishop Drumm Care Center in Urbandale, after battling Parkinson's for many years. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 17, at the Woodward Cemetery in Woodward.

Barney was born on September 18, 1917 in Granger, Iowa, to Franklin Miller and Hazel Roark Wall. He was a 1935 graduate of Granger High School and joined the Army Air Corps of which he flew B-17s and became a flight instructor during WWII. Upon returning from active duty, he worked with his father as they started Wall Implement Inc. with stores in Granger, Dallas Center and finally Woodward. He later expanded the business to include stores in Perry, Madrid and Boone before partnering with Don Van Houweling to create Van Wall Equipment Inc. and retiring in 1982.

Through the years, Barney was an active participant in the Woodward community, serving on the town council and the charter board of the Woodward Golf Course. He was a member of the Woodward United Methodist Church, the American Legion, the Masons, Shriners and Jesters as well as the Perry Elks Club.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his two daughters, Sandra (Rolf) Holman of Dallas, TX and Barbara (Todd) Schulz of Urbandale; two grandchildren, Cassie and Billy Schulz; and two step grandchildren, Ian and Brannon Holman. Barney was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beverley; sister, Leone; and many dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, at Iles Funeral Homes - Brandt Chapel in Woodward.

The family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made to either Bishop Drumm Care Center or a favorite charity of your choice.


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Brandt Woodward
312 Walnut Avenue
Woodward, IA US 50276
Thursday, September 16, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Graveside Service
Woodward Cemetery
Woodward, IA US 50276
Friday, September 17, 2010
11:00 AM
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Woodward Cemetery
Woodward, IA
Friday, September 17, 2010
11:00 AM


Bishop Drumm Care Center
5837 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131