BELLEVUE, Iowa - Willis "Gus" Doland, 82, of Bellevue,
died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at his home. Services will be at 10:30
a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bellevue. Burial will be in
the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Kinger-John
C. Lemke Funeral Home, Bellevue, and from 9:30 a.m. until time of
procession on Monday at the funeral home.
born on Nov. 14, 1924, in Maquoketa, son of the late Forrest and
Elizabeth (Corbitt) Doland. He married Marilyn Ernst on May 6, 1950 at
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, in Bellevue.
Willis worked 36 years at John Deere Dubuque Works,
retiring in October of 1983.
He was proud to have served his country during World
War II. He was an 82nd Airborne Army Infantryman with the 508 Parachute
He was a member of the Bellevue American Legion Post
273 and the United Auto Workers Local 94.Golfing, bowling, hunting, and
fishing were among his favorite things to do. Most of all he loved his
Surviving are his loving wife, Marilyn; their
children, David (Barb) Doland, of Bettendorf, Larry Doland, of Bellevue,
Steven Doland, of San Francisco, Mary (David) Voelkel, of Cedar Rapids,
Bruce (Suzie) Doland, of Lewisville, Texas, Karen Doland, of Des Moines,
and Lisa (Scott Yeager), of Huxley; seven grandchildren and their
spouses; four great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren and their
spouses; and ten step-great-grandchildren; special family friends, Mary
Kay Portzen, Thomas Collins and Sue Hipschen; his brothers, Forrest
Doland, of Mesa, Ariz., Dilman Doland, of East Hampton, Mass., Donn
(Virginia) Doland, of Juneau, Alaska; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he also was preceded in death by a
grandson, Matthew Yeager; a sister, Doris Lynch; a brother, Robert
Stuart Doland; his in-laws, Bob and Judy Ernst, Vernon Ernst Jr., Andrew
Agosta and Margaret Doland.Online condolences may be left for the family
(Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, IA, 23 Mar 2007, Page C8
- courtesy of Tedd Cocker)