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Donald Dayle Weeda was born February 28, 1927, at home near Shannon City, IA to parents, Clarence and Thelma (Buell) Weeda. Donald was later joined by his brother, Lloyd.
Donald graduated from Tingley High School in 1945 and began his farming career. On May 11, 1946, he married Helen O’Neal, and they made their home south of Tingley. Donald was a lifelong farmer; he was a member of the Tingley Christian Church and a charter member of the Tingley Lions Club.
Donald and Helen had two children, Nancy, born on June 4, 1947, and Patrick, born on February 25, 1957.
Donald enjoyed showing cattle with son, Patrick, his grandchildren, Clint and Colette, and he later raised and showed miniature horses with his granddaughter, BreAnn. Donald raised miniature horses for over 40 years. He was especially proud of his and BreAnn’s Iowa State Fair undefeated streak of over ten years with their team of horses.
Donald and Helen enjoyed attending and camping at the Iowa State Fair for many years and met many great friends at the campground.
Donald passed away at home on May 8, 2023, at the age of 96 years. Survivors include his wife, Helen, son, Patrick (Brenda) Weeda of Tingley, granddaughter, Colette (Larry) Hunt of Smithville, MO, granddaughter, BreAnn (Matt) Bieneman of Mooresville, NC, great-granddaughter, Ashton (Beau) Brown of Rolla, MO, great-grandson, Trey Hunt of Chicago, IL. and great-great granddaughter, Brynlee Brown. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and good friend and closest neighbor of 62 years, Alan Ibbotson.
Donald was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Riggs, grandson, Clint Riggs, parents, Clarence and Thelma Weeda, brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Mary Weeda, his parents-in-law, Leonard and Ruby O’Neal, brothers-in-law, Jon and Alan O’Neal, and sisters-in-law, Anne Holland and Marian O’Neal.
Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr is in charge of the arrangements.
Services were at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at the Tingley Cemetery in Tingley, IA
Officiating was Pastor Bill Armstrong.
Vocalist was Alan Ibbotson.
Special song was “In The Garden”.

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