Donald W. Lemonds

Donald W. Lemonds, 67, of Hardin, formerly of Davenport, Iowa, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond.

Donald was born on Feb. 7, 1945 in Bremerton, Wash. to Willis “Bill” and Evelyn (Thompson) Lemonds. He married Barbara Chandler of Newton, Iowa on Nov. 28, 1964. She survives in Davenport, Iowa.

Donald was affectionately known around Hardin by his buddies as the “Hardin Hammer.”

Donald was a fabricator for Tri-City Fabricating in Davenport, Iowa for twenty-six years, before retiring in 2007. He was a United States Air Force Veteran. He was of the Christian faith.  He had lived in Davenport, Iowa before moving to Hardin,  about a year ago.  Additional survivors include; one son, Dave Lemonds (Gina Smith) of Hardin, one daughter and son-in-law;  Julie and Jason Parrett of Bettendorff, Iowa, one sister;  M. Arlene Lemonds of Des Moines, Iowa, one sister-in-law;  Janet Lemonds of Des Moines, Iowa, four grandchildren;  Matthew Dotson, Jaykob Lemonds, Abby Parrett and Ethan Parrett.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by a brother, Robert “Bob “Lemonds.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Hardin Parks and Recreation Department.

Military graveside services will be held on Monday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.  Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond is in charge of the arrangements.

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