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Darrell Dale Meredith
September 29, 1912 – October 11, 2011
Darrell Dale Meredith, age 99, of Anamosa died Tuesday October 11, 2011 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center in Monticello. Services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday October 15, 2011 at the First Congregational Church of Christ in Anamosa. Rev. Mike Williams will officiate at the service assisted by Carla Burge. Friends may call from 4 to 7 pm Friday October 14, 2011 at the Goettsch Funeral Home in Anamosa. Internment will be at the Antioch Cemetery in rural Anamosa. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at
Surviving are his daughters Marilyn (Dwight) Spangler of Davenport, Sarah (Jay) Meredith Livingston of Sturgeon Bay, WI and Carolyn Kay (Duke) Dusheck; 7 grandchildren Kelly (Pat) Larkin, Kim (Brian) Mohr, Angie Spangler, Katarine Koenig, Marshall Dusheck, Eleanore Dusheck and August Dusheck; 2 step-grandchildren Taylor James Livingston and Christian Livingston; 6 great grandchildren Lauryn Larkin, Sean Larkin, Grant Larkin, Meredith Mohr, Kassidy McKevitt, Lila McKevitt; a sister Ramona (Louie) Kartman of Dubuque.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve; his parents; a brother Dwayne; a sister Beryl Lucker and a granddaughter Jennifer Spangler.
Darrell Dale Meredith was born September 29, 1912 in Anamosa, Iowa. He was the son of Ray and Ivy Waggoner Meredith. Darrell was a 1931 graduate of Anamosa High School. He attended Gustavus Adolphus College and William Penn College. He played baseball in the minor leagues for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Chicago White Sox's from 1932 to 1940.
On December 28 1941 Darrell and Genevieve Adele Carolyn Carl were united in marriage in Mexico, Missouri. Darrell spent over 70 years farming in Linn County. He was a life-long member of the First Congregational Church of Christ in Anamosa. He was a member of the board of Directors for the Anamosa Creamery, Federal Land Bank, a member of the Arbor Day Foundation and a Buffalo Township Trustee for many years.
Darrell was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He loved to farm and work with the earth; and he was a leader in conservation and agriculture all his life.

Submitted by: Richard Harrison
Source: Goettsch Funeral Home

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