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David Drexel ‘Boug’ Stewart was born in Platteville, Iowa on April 18, 1926 the son of David Alfred Stewart and Amy Belle (Matheny) Stewart. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 14, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 86 years old.

David spent his childhood living on farms in Taylor county with his six siblings who were quite adventurous. He attended area schools and graduated from Bedford high school. He met and married Phyllis Jennings and was blessed with two daughters, Judy (Paul) Pask and Tina (Fred) Abbott. This marriage was dissolved and he met and married Leona Blood and was blessed with Connie (Howell) and David. During this time he was also in the United States Army from 1953-1967. He was very proud of his service to his country. He ended his marriage to Leona and met Wylene Marie Horton and they moved to Yakima, Washington and were united in marriage on April 6, 1966. Into this union were born Marlene Kay Stewart and Cindy Belle Stewart. David was also blessed with three stepchildren, Fredrick Horton, Donald Horton and Sandy Horton (Donner). David, Wylene and the two girls lived in Yakima until 1976. The family then moved to Clearfield, Iowa to be closer to David’s family where he resided until after Wylene’s death in January 2010. He then moved to Des Moines, Iowa to be closer to his daughters. David was also blessed with 27 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren who he loved very much. 

David enjoyed spending time with his brother, Arlo, on his farm, fishing for catfish, home improvement projects, listening to country music at local jam sessions and attending American Legion meetings and events in Blockton, Iowa. He was also involved in the Taylor county American Legion where he held office for many years. David was active at Valley View Village where he lived independently. He could often be seen at the ’round’ table enjoying a cup of coffee, a cookie and good company.

David is survived by his children, Judy (Paul) Pask, Connie (Tom) Howell, David (Cindy) Stewart, Marlene Stewart and Cindy Stewart; stepchildren, Donald (Peg) Horton and Sandy (Scott) Donner, as well as many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David Alfred and Amy Stewart; brothers, Arlo, Dwight and Donald; stepson, Fred Horton; daughter, Tina Abbott; son-in-law, Fred Abbott; grandson, Cord Abbott, and granddaughter Cassandra Cheatham. David will be missed by his entire circle of family and friends. 

His memorials will go to the Blockton American Legion (Post #443) and the Platteville Cemetery. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr was in charge of the arrangements.

Services were conducted at the Christian Church in Blockton on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, with Rev. Scott Marcum officiating. Musical selections included ‘Wings of a Dove,’ ‘One Day at a Time’ and ‘Daddy’s Hands.’

Casket bearers were Cindy Stewart, Joseph Flott, Jason Naill, Kory Klommhaus, Jody Miles, Angie Blazek, Tish McDonald and Cody Dyer.

Military rites were by American Legion Post #443 of Blockton, Iowa and the U.S. Army Honor Guard Unit.

Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blockton. 

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