Donald Brockway

Service


Date:

February 4, 2019

Start Time:

10:30 AM

Location:

Parrott and Wood

Address:

965 Home Plaza,

Waterloo, Iowa

50701

Arrangements By:

Parrott and Wood

Visitation


Date:

February 3, 2019

Start Time:

2:00-4:00 PM

Location:

Parrott and Wood

Address:

965 Home Plaza,

Waterloo,  Iowa

50701

Donald Lee Brockway

Donald Lee Brockway was born on August 29, 1940 in Waterloo to Clarence and Ora (Baker) Brockway. He grew up in the Waterloo area and attended East High School. After high school, Don helped his father at Brockway Texaco, their family-owned service station. Donald served his country in the Vietnam War from 1964 until his honorable discharge in 1966. During his time in the Army, Don was stationed in Korea and Pikes Peak, Colorado; also earning the National Defense Service Medal. Upon his return, he married Patricia Robinson in 1965 and from this union came two children: Lynn and Dean. The two later divorced. Don worked a variety of jobs including various maintenance jobs, janitorial positions at schools, and operating his own refrigeration and HVAC company. Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors. He was also someone who could fix anything and enjoyed working on old cars.

 

Donald Lee Brockway died on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown at the age of 78. He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Larry and Richard “Keith” Brockway; and two sisters: Carolyn Brockway and Roberta “Kaye”  Copeland. Don is survived by his son: Dean (Danelle) Brockway of Dysart; his daughter: Lynn (Paul) Bailey of Honolulu, HI; two sisters-in-law: Jacqueline and Karla Brockway, both of Waterloo; and three grandchildren: Sydney Bailey, Destiny Brockway and Dru Brockway.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown or the Veteran’s Association Central Iowa Health Care System at: 3600 30th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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