Duane A. Dotson, 90, Atalissa
Obituaries · July 05, 2013

Funeral services for Duane A. Dotson, 90, of Atalissa who died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Cedar Manor Nursing Home, Tipton, were held Monday, July 1, 2013 at Fry Funeral Home in Tipton.

Pastor Jonathan Smith officiated. There was visitation at Fry Funeral Home Sunday, June 30, 2013.

Casket bearers were grandsons: Brade DeRiemacker, Jeremy Dotson, Robert Dotson and Eric Adams, and David Kirchner and Bill Kofron, who are like sons to Duane and Maralee. Honorary casket bearers are Donald Owen, Jack Simon, Don Pelzer, Lane Reid and Bryan Regenitter.

Burial was at the West Liberty Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Tipton Bible Church or Cedar Manor Nursing Home, in memory of Duane. On-line condolences may be shared at

Duane, son of Shirrel and Ethel Crees Dotson, was born May 21, 1923, in Cedar County, Iowa. In 1924, he moved to the farm, where he resided for the rest of his life. He was a graduate of Springdale High School.

On Nov. 13, 1954, Duane was united in marriage to Maralee Joyce Williams at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Duane devoted his life to his family and farming. He was a member of the Tipton Bible Church, a 50-year member Spotted Poland Assn., Cedar County Pork Producers, Iowa Bowling Assn., and was a Committeeman for Cedar County ASCS.

Duane is loved and survived by his wife, Maralee Dotson of Atalissa; daughters, Becky (David) Mills of West Liberty, Sandra (Dave) Duncan of Austin, Texas, Dana (Kevin) Pfister of West Liberty, Krista (Andy) DeRiemacker of Atalissa, and Ann Dotson (Darryll Alke) of West Liberty; son Jim (Teri) Dotson of Wilton; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marilyn; daughter, Diane; and brothers, Glenn and Carl.

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