Paul David Flory, 88, of Oxford Junction passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at St. Luke’s in Cedar Rapids.
His visitation will be held Thursday, August 12 from 5-7 at St. Mark’s in Oxford Junction. The memorial service will be held Friday, August 13 at 10:30 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Burial with Military Honors will take place at Mayflower Cemetery in Oxford Junction. Dawson Funeral Services is caring for his family at this time.
Dave was born on December 20, 1932 in Logansport, Indiana to Byron and Mildred (Walker) Flory. Dave graduated from Logansport High School and then took a short course at Purdue University for Dairy Inspection. He came to Oxford Junction to work for his brother Eugene for Clinton Rendering Co. in 1952. He joined the U.S. Army in 1953. On September 9, 1953 he was united in marriage to Marlene Ann Ingwersen. They moved to Alexandria, Virginia shortly after marriage to continue his service with the U.S. Army where he served on a gun crew protecting Washington D.C. Dave served in the Army until 1955. Dave drove truck until he farmed full time for 40 years. He also ran the “BP Feed Store” in Oxford Junction during that time. After retiring from farming Dave drove grain truck until he was 80 years old for a couple different companies.
Dave was a very caring husband to his wife Marlene who suffered from various illnesses for several years.
Dave became a member of American Legion Wapsi Post #473 in 1956 where he was past commander and long-time chaplain. Dave was a member of Zealous Lodge #435 AF&AM since 1956 where he served as past master and had served as treasurer for about 25 years. Dave was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Oxford Junction where he served on the church council. Dave was a long-time Oxford Township Trustee.
Those left to cherish his memories are his children Brad (Julie) of Pella, Deb (Steve) Foege of Central City, Chip (Sue) of Denver, Iowa; 6 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are Dave’s brother Joe (JeanAnn) Flory; sisters-in-law Judy Flory, Judy (Richard) Cannon; brother-in-law Roger (Deb) Ingwersen.
Preceding Dave in death are his parents, wife, brothers Eugene and James, and one sister Ellen Childress.
In lieu of flowers, cards of condolences may be directed to Dawson Funeral Services Attn: Dave Flory Family, PO Box 258, Wyoming, Iowa 52362. Online condolences may be left for his family at www.dawsonfuneral.com.
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