J. Dennis Samuelson, 68, Tipton
Obituaries · November 08, 2013

J. Dennis Samuelson, 68, of Tipton passed away Oct. 31, 2013, at his home with his immediate family by his side.

Funeral services were Monday Nov. 4, 2013, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. Visitation was Sunday at the funeral home. Burial was in the West Branch Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at A memorial fund has been established.

Dennis was born Jan. 19, 1945, in Fairfield, Iowa, the son of Victor and Bonnie Harper Samuelson. Dennis and Linda Bartarcek were married June 21, 1964, in Iowa City.

Dennis loved driving big trucks. It was no surprise that his chosen career was driving a semi truck. He traveled both local and interstate routes for various companies until his health would no longer allow him to drive.

Dennis had a love for horses and passed that interest to his son and grandchildren. He attended rodeos and horse shows to watch them perform in the different riding and roping events.

His grandchildren Andrew and Layla were his pride and joy. They shared many adventures together which included exploring the woods behind the house, playing games and going to get ice cream after school.

Dennis is survived by wife Linda of Tipton; son Dr. Shawn (Tonya) Samuelson of West Branch; grandchildren: Andrew and Layla Samuelson of West Branch; three brothers: L. Keith (Shirley) Samuelson of Durant; Arthur (Mary) Samuelson of Tipton and Leo (Mary) Samuelson of Moscow; two sisters: Betty (Edwin) Lett of Tipton and Vera (Richard) Smith of West Liberty; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Bonnie Darlene Meck and husband Lee, and Emmajean Simons and husband Lewis; Emmett Bowers; one brother, Victor Lee Samuelson and wife Karen, one nephew Steven Samuelson.

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