Duane Hawbaker Obituary

Duane W. Hawbaker
Duane W. Hawbaker

November 28, 1929 - March 16, 2023
Born in Waukee, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Duane William Hawbaker went home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2023, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 24, 2023 at Valley Junction Church of God, 321 Elm Street in West Des Moines. Visitation will be held 5-7pm, Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Iles Brandt Chapel, Dallas Center. Additional visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Brethren Cemetery, Dallas Center.

Duane was born November 28, 1929, in Waukee, Iowa to Daniel and Anna (Wenger) Hawbaker. He married Pearl Jean Zimmerman on February 6, 1949 in Dallas Center.

Duane farmed 320 acres of land near Redfield, Iowa for several years, raising all types of livestock, in addition to field crops. Following the farming, he was a mechanic and parts manager for Geneser Implement in Granger and R&R Equipment in Indianola.

Duane was an avid fisherman and retired to Twin Lakes, Missouri until Jean’s passing. He then spent most of the rest of his retirement in Adel, where he enjoyed working on his computer, watching the world outside his window and eating out on Friday nights.

Duane is survived by his children, Donna Goings of Bloomington, Indiana, Darrel (Sandy) of Hastings, Michigan, Diana Hawbaker of Dallas Center & Doyle (Freda) of Des Moines, nine grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and a great grandson on the way. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean; his parents; siblings, Carl, infant brother, Orville, Zelda Rittgers and Dwight; son-in-law, Rob Goings and a great grandson, March James Brown.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Lighthouse of Christ Church, Adel, IA, Valley Junction Church of God or a charity of donor’s choice. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com.

Arrangements by Iles Brandt Chapel.





Iles Brandt Chapel
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Thursday, March 23, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Funeral Service
Valley Junction Church Of God
321 Elm St.
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Friday, March 24, 2023
10:30 AM
Brethren Cemetery
22729 Quinlan Avenue
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Friday, March 24, 2023


Lighthouse Church of Christ
1201 Greene St.
Adel, Iowa United States 50003
Valley Junction Church of God
321 Elm St.
West Des Moines, Iowa United States 50265
Charity of Donor's Choice
The family would like to acknowledge your memorial gift. Please notify them of your donation by contacting the funeral home. info@IlesCares.com 515-276-4567.