Gale K. DeWitt, 73, of Mt. Pleasant and formerly of Oskaloosa, died Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
A funeral service for Gale DeWitt will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 1 at the Bible Missionary Church, 406 East Clay St., Mt. Pleasant. The Reverend Paul D. Miller, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. Friends may call from 12 Noon to 9:00 PM on Friday at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant. The family will be present to receive friends from 5-7 PM Friday evening.
Gale Keith DeWitt was born December 21, 1937 in Iowa City, IA. He was the son of Licel Ray and Hanna Helen (Snyder) DeWitt. He was raised and attended school in Oskaloosa. On June 15, 1974 in Oskaloosa, Gale was united in marriage to Janet Marie Sherman Mefford.
Gale served his country through the Iowa National Guard. He enlisted on February 20, 1956 in Oskaloosa. He served in the Battery D 113th AAA. He was honorably discharged as a PFC on February 19, 1959.
Gale worked as a mechanic at the Chevrolet garages is Oskaloosa and Sigourney. He then became a driver for the Pony Express Courier Service out of Des Moines. He also delivered papers for the Oskaloosa Herald. In his retirement, he moved to Mt. Pleasant in 1999. Gale attended the Church of the Nazarene in Oskaloosa and the Bible Missionary Church in Mt. Pleasant. He enjoyed gardening and raising flower gardens.
Those thankful for sharing in Gale’s life include his wife Janet of Mt. Pleasant; a step son and his wife, Tim & Tina Mefford of Melrose, IA: 2 brothers and their wives, Cleo and Velma Jean DeWitt of Oskaloosa and Willard & Helen DeWitt of Bourbonis, IL; 1 sister, Mrs. Lorna May Wolford of Bradley, IL; 8 step grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren.
His parents, step daughter Karen Gross and 2 brothers, Wilbur and Roger DeWitt precede Gale in death.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Bible Missionary Church or the Great River Hospice House.