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“The one thing I used to always love was going out on the porch with Grandpa early in the morning. He would light up his pipe and begin to tell me all...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Kris Shannon - Las Vegas, NV

“I remember riding the bus as a young kid. Don was my bus driver, and I enjoyed heading to school and back every day with him at the helm. He always...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Nick Ford - Tiffin, IA

“As a child, I was blessed with three great uncles from the Berry family. Uncle Donald was the last and I would like to think we shared more than a...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Don Ely - Tacoma, WA - Nephew

“We are sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Diana, Jim, Sam, ANd Andy Boyd ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Diana Boyd - Corning, IA - Friend

“I remember being out there on the farm and having meals with your family. We had fun and Don was a wonderful person. Hold on to your memories. ...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Sharon (Ray) Williamson - Creston, IA

“I remember he always said, stay away from the electric grandpa unhooked the fence to get the John deer through to check the cows then...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: megan - lorimor, IA

“We are sending our deepest sympathy. May your memories give you comfort at this time. Our thoughts are with you. The Family of Rex and Gladys...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jan Harmon - Humoldt, IA

“Sorry for your loss. I still remember the John Deers tractors and my favorite thing fresh pears off the tree. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Fulton - olds, IA - nephew

“Sorry for the loss. Will remember his smile and kind nature. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Rodney Reeves - Burlington, IA

“So sorry for your loss -God Bless ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Wilma Perrin - Friend

Donald Berry, 85, of Creston, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center in Creston. Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Powers Funeral Home, jct. Hwy 34 & 25 in Creston. Pastor Cathy Nutting will officiate. Following the service, family will receive friends during a luncheon at the Orient Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Creston Nursing and Rehab Center or Greater Regional Hospice. Online condolences may be left under the obituary category of

Donald Gail Berry, son of Viola Alberta (Lloyd) Berry and Elmer Milo Berry, was born March 12, 1927 in Union Township in Adair County, Ia. He graduated from Zion High School in 1945. On March 28, 1948, Donald was united in marriage to LaRee Nellie Conard at the Hill of Zion Church in Zion. They settled and farmed in the Union Township in Adair County. While farming, Donald drove the school bus for over 40 years. He was a member of the Hill of Zion Church.

Donald is survived by his wife, LaRee Berry of Creston; three daughters, Janice (Allan) James of Aubrey, Texas, Shirley Smith of Las Vegas, Nev. and Denise (Steve) Klein of Trophy Club, Texas; son, Doyle (Pam) Berry of Seward, Neb.; one sister, Shirley Ely of Robins, Ia; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Arnold "Arnie" Berry; five siblings, Loa Kline, Amy Reeves, Gilbert "Bud" Berry, Lloyd Berry and Geraldine Berry.