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Donald Benjamin Headley

September 22, 1923 — November 25, 2020

Donald B. Headley, 97, died Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at Westwood Specialty Care in Sioux City, IA.

A visitation will be 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Larkin Chapel, 2320 Outer Drive N. A funeral service will be 10:30 am Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Christy-Smith, Larkin, with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Donald Benjamin Headley was born September 22, 1923, in Cherokee, IA. He graduated from Cherokee High School in 1942. Donald enlisted in the Army Air Corps 383 Air Service Group. He was a Staff Sergeant in India from 1942 to 1946.

Donald and Ruth Soderquist were married on December 26, 1946 in Marshalltown, IA. Donald worked for Northwestern Bell from 1946 to 1989.
Donald was a member of Landmark Lodge 103, Scottish Rite, Consistory, and the Abu Bekr Shrine. He belonged to the Flying Fez Unit and the High Twelve.

Donald was a former member of Whitfield United Methodist Church. His hobbies were fishing, hunting, collecting locks, making two violins, cards, and flew a plane after retiring.

Donald is survived by his children, Kathleen (Melvin) Ishii of Springfield, VA, Donald “Doc” (Shelda) Headley of Sioux City, Richard (Rigel) Headley of Denver, CO, Susan Headley of Sioux City; grandchildren, Dr. Hope (Dr. John Bradley) Ishii, Faith Ishii, Dr. Joy (Kostadin Djordjev) Ishii, Heidi Headley, Jenniffer (Laune) Morrow, Wendy (Hal) McLaughlin, and Kerry (Shandy) Aldrich; great-grandchildren, Trenton, Jonesha (Jordan) Tribble, Cal’el, Jaden, Cory Mae, Cameron, Anna Sophia, Andrew, Mia, Tru, Daniel, and Emma; two great-great-grandchildren, Jace and Jaxon Tribble.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; his parents, Charles and Mary Headley; a half-brother, Howard Headley; a sister, Jeannette Burkhart; and a great-grandson, James Emerson Bradley Ishii.
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Visitation

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Larkin Chapel

2320 Outer Drive North, Sioux City, IA 51104

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Funeral

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Larkin Chapel

2320 Outer Drive North, Sioux City, IA 51104

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