Hamilton County


Don Wilson Doolittle




Don Wilson Doolittle was born Jan. 31, 1924 to Guy and Marie Fleener Doolittle. He died Feb. 4, 1989 and is buried in Cass Center Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Petty Officer Doolittle served with the U.S. Navy in World War II in the South Pacific.

His Obituary:

Don W. Doolittle, 65, 1212 Cottage Rd., Webster City, died Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge, where he had been a patient for 5 days. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 1:30 p.m. at the Foster Funeral Home, Rev. Raymond Roden officiating. Mr. Doolittle was cremated and burial will be held at a later date at the (*Graceland Cemetery?) *Cass Center Cemetery.

Don Wilson Doolittle, son of Guy and Marie Fleener Doolittle, was born Jan. 31, 1924, in Ottumwa, where he graduated in 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945 in the South Pacific. He started employment with Northwestern Bell in 1946. He married Stella Rhoads on Feb. 3, 1947, in Ottumwa. The couple resided in Ottumwa until 1960, when they moved to Chariton. They moved to Webster City in 1962. Mr. Doolittle retired from Northwestern Bell in 1980, and the couple continued to reside in Webster City.

He is survived by his wife Stella, Webster City, daughter Cynthia Hansen and son Tim W. Doolittle, both of Fort Dodge; sons Ted M. Doolittle, Calif., and Anthony Doolittle, Aurora, Colo.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Jean M. Sparks, Champaign, Ill., and Dorothy Fisher, Ottumwa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of American Legion Post 191 and the VFW.

Source: ancestry.com; Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Feb. 6, 1989