Hamilton County


Sgt. Dwight Carlyle Doolittle




Dwight Carlyle Doolittle was born Mar. 31, 1921 to Earl Clifton and Bessie Seamands Doolittle. He died Mar. 29, 2007 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Sgt. Doolittle served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II with the Signal Corps. He was a radio technician and saw action in the Ardennes area in Belgium and Siegfried line in Germany and returned to France with the 82nd airborne division.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - March 30, 2007

Dwight C. Doolittle, 85, of Webster City, died Thursday, March 29, 2007 at the Southfield Wellness Community in Webster City. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Foster Funeral and Cremation Center with Rev. Pete Peterson officiating. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery with Graveside Military Rites conducted by the American Legion Post #191 or Webster City. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Dwight Carlyle Doolittle, son of Earl and Bessie Seamands Doolittle was born on March 31, 1921 in Webster City. He received his education and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1940. Dwight graduated from Radio Technicians College in 1941. In October of 1942, Dwight proudly served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division where he was stationed in the European theatre of action. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in December of 1945. On November 21, 1946, he married Luella Scott at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Webster City. Dwight entered his career in 1946 at the Naden Scoreboard Industry where he was an electrical assembler for over 40 years until his retirement in 1986. He had been residing at the Southfield Wellness Community since November of 2005.

In addition to his wife Luella, he is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Dianna and Gary Anderson of Jewell, Linda and Roxy Wilson of West Des Moines; Mary Kay and Randy Kent of Auburn; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Cecile Moltman.

Dwight was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #191. He was also a past member of the Moose Family Center.

Dwight enjoyed square dancing, woodworking and spending time with his family and friends.

Source: ancestry.com