Farming Rural 08

Donald William Lett

March 27, 1931 ~ June 23, 2020 (age 89)


Donald William Lett, age 89 of rural Grandview, was called home to his eternal rest on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City. 

The son of Harry Rudolph and Anna Sophia (Reinking) Lett was born March 27, 1931, in Wilton, Iowa.  He was baptized on April 26, 1931 at Zion Lutheran Church, Wilton, Iowa.  He attended parochial school and made his confirmation of the Christian faith on April 14, 1946 at Zion, Wilton.  Pastor Edmond Happel gave Donald his confirmation verse Psalm 1:1.

Donald married Joyleen M. Grummer on May 27, 1951.  He milked Holstein dairy cows and farmed south of Wilton.  There they raised their four children.  He worked at Russelloy Foundry, Durant.  He also worked for Monsanto for 18 years, retiring in 1993.

He married Joyce Verlee McDaniel on August 4, 1978 in Wilton, Iowa.  They resided in the country near Grandview, Iowa.

He is survived by his children; Monica Lett, Falconer, New York, Rev. Randy Donald (Peggy) Lett, Sawyer, Michigan, Marika (Frank) Buchman, Rock Island, Illinois, Malisa (Tim) Davies, Ankeny and Robert Williamson of Louisiana; ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; brother, Edwin (Betty) Lett, Tipton and special friends, Dona Anderson, Jean Day and Lynn Snyder.

Those who preceded him in death were his parents; both wives; great grandson, Christian Boersma; sisters, Norma Lett and Arlene (Lloyd) Hein and brothers, Elwood Lett and Wilbert (Violet) Lett.

Don never knew anyone as a stranger.  He enjoyed wood working and sharing wooden toys he made.  He had a love of farming, was an active member of FFA, Muscatine County Farm Bureau and 4H with his children.   He enjoyed encouraging others in their farming endeavors and loved traveling.  He loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was active in his church where he served as an usher for many years. 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Wapello.  Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2020 at the Grandview Cemetery.  A memorial fund has been established for the benefit of Victory Christian Center and Colonial Manor, Columbus Junction.  Sympathy notes may be left for the family at

Family would like to thank Colonial Manor and staff for all the loving care given to our father, Donald.

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June 28, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Snyder and Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services
209 Franklin Street
Wapello, IA 52653

Graveside Service
June 29, 2020

11:00 AM
Grandview Cemetery

Grandview, IA

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