Daryl W. DeSart
Daryl W. DeSart

July 21, 1939 - September 13, 2021
Born in Plover, Iowa
Resided in Johnston, Iowa
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Daryl W. DeSart, 82, passed away unexpectedly on September 13, 2021 at home. Visitation will be held from 11-12pm, Friday September 17, 2021 at Iles Westover Chapel followed by funeral services beginning at 12:00pm, (Noon). Burial will be held at 11am, Saturday, Sept. 18 at Olena Mound Cemetery in Buffalo Center, IA.

Daryl was born on July 21, 1939 in Plover, Iowa to parents, Scott and Leona DeSart. He grew up on a farm near Fenton, Iowa and graduated from Sentral High School. In 1959, he moved to Des Moines and joined the National Guard, where he served for seven years. On February 6, 1962 he was united in marriage to Wilma Seals. They made their home in Des Moines, where they raised four children.
Daryl worked for F. Brody and Son for 20 years, and a truck driver for Hawkeye Wood Shavings for 17 years. In 2008 he owned and operated DWD Transport Inc., which is still in operation.

Daryl enjoyed country and bluegrass music, recycling and working in his yard. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Daryl is survived by his wife of 59 years, Wilma; four children, Cindy Babcock, Lynne (Jake) Schlief, Daryl DeSart, Jr. and Karen (John) Firestine; siblings, Don (Mary) DeSart, Donna Rae Sohn and Duane DeSart; grandchildren, James Babcock, Rick (Amy) Nutting, Chad (Tammy) Babcock, Gina Minotto, Daryl DeSart, III, Daniel (Jennie) DeSart, Melanie (Nick) Earles, Victoria (Cody) Kenyon, Brooklyn DeSart, Branden DeSart, Scott Davis, Mark Schlief and Ashley (Kaylee) Babcock; 20 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. As well as many nieces, nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy Davis; son-in-law, Allen Babcock and a brother-in-law, Jim Sohn.

Memorials may be directed to Hickman Road Church of Christ. For those unable to attend the funeral services will be livestreamed. A link will appear on Daryl’s obituary page at where you may also leave online condolences.

*Livestream link available here

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel





Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, September 17, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, September 17, 2021
12:00 PM
Olena Mound Cemetery
North Main Street & 440th Street
Buffalo Center, IA US 50424
Saturday, September 18, 2021
11:00 AM