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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, January 16, 2014

OBITUARY ~ DAVID JULIAN IRVING
December 28, 1926 ~ January 8, 2014

David Julian Irving, son of George Oliver and Marjorie Eloise (Ritz) Irving, was born December 28, 1926 in Lizton, Indiana. Dave lived his life at Mount Ayr and he graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1945. While in high school, Dave lettered 4 years in baseball, 4 years in basketball, and 2 years in football. He was a member of the 1944 undefeated football team; playing guard on offense and linebacker on defense. While in high school, Dave worked in Irving Clothing Store and to earn extra money, he mowed the golf course and the 'old lake' park.

Dave married Darlene Dulany on December 27, 1945 in Troy, Kansas. He continued working at Irving Clothing Store, and with his interest in carpentry and the help of his good friend Clyde Lamb, Dave opened a second Irving Clothing store in Osceola, Iowa in 1972 with son Tim and a third in Indianola, Iowa in 1975 with his son-in-law Jim Westerly. In addition to the clothing store, Dave was a land owner and raised cattle. He started with his dad, George, in 1947 and fed cattle until he was 85. Dave enjoyed collecting antique cars and old money. He was a member of the United Methodist Church; Methodist Men; and Mount Ayr Business Men Association.

Dave passed away January 8, 2014 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter in-law Nancy Irving.

Survivors include his wife Darlene Irving of Mount Ayr; sons Pat (Ame) Irving of Davenport, IA and Tim Irving of Davenport, IA; daughters Vicki (Jim) Westerly of Indianola, IA and Jean (Dick) Sulentic of Truro, IA; 11 grandchildren Jeremy (Celeste) Irving, Colby (Jeanetta) Irving, Marissa (Danny) Antle, Dirk (Tiffany) Westerly, Blair (Kara) Westerly, Breck Westerly, Dane Sulentic, Kellen Sulentic, Madeline Sulentic, Olivia Sulentic, Ashley (Tim) Harles; 8 great grandchildren Rileigh Antle, Brycen Antle, Ella Irving, Millie Irving, Ada Westerly, Landry Westerly, Arianna Harles, and Jordyn Harles.

A memorial fund has been established to the Alzheimer's Association.

Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr was in charge of the arrangements.

Services were held at the United Methodist Church in Mount Ayr on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Rev. Skip Rushing officiated. Musicians included Debbie Cannon and Drew Ingram.

Casket bearers were Jeremy Irving, Colby Irving, Dik Westerly, Blair Westerly, Breck Westerly, Dane Sulentic and Kellen Sulentic.

Coffee Club included Doris Hannon, Melynda Crawford, Bob Thomas, Harold Crawford, Gene Motsinger, Randall Brown and Kenneth Kebensperer.

Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2014

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