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Donald Roan

Obituary for Donald Roan

May 3, 1935 - March 3, 2018
Afton, Iowa | Age 82


Donald Roan, 82, of Afton, died Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Creston Specialty Care in Creston.

Celebration of Life Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m., March 24, at the Afton Community Center. Military honors will be provided by Theodore J. Marten's VFW Post #1797 of Creston and Afton.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been made for the Afton Fire & Rescue in Don Roan's name.

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Donald Elvin Roan was born May 3, 1935, in Union County to Raymond and Mary Adalade (Eischen) Roan. Don grew up in Union County. He graduated from Thayer High School with the class of 1953. Don was later drafted in to the United States Army serving two years during the Korean War.

Don enjoyed doing carpentry work with his dad and going to the VFW on Saturday nights for the dances. That is where he met his wife Connie Sue Moore. They were married on September 22, 1963. They lived their lives in Afton where Don worked for the Afton Farmer's Co-op for 35 years. He retired in April of 1997.

Don and Connie enjoyed going to dances. They followed Shari Hanna and the Skyline for several years. In later years, Don enjoyed visiting with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Don is survived by his wife Connie; daughter Christine (husband Troy) Reed of Urbandale; son Danial of Thayer; grandchildren Patrick (wife Amanda Beede) Harden of Urbandale, Jesse Roan of Creston, Benjamin Roan of Thayer and Emma Roan of Thayer; two great-grandchildren, Ella and Eli Harden of Urbandale; sister Marjorie (husband Pete) Repplinger of Creston; two brothers-in-law Bob (wife Janet Fry) Moore of Nodaway and Wayne (wife Mary Paardekooper) Moore of Afton; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law Hallie and Elma (Willey) Moore, brother Richard (wife Vera Jane (Eckels)) Roan; sister Marilyn (husband Harry) Clark and daughter-in-law Amy (Berry) Roan.

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