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Don J. Herold

December 29, 1934 — July 5, 2022

Funeral services for Don Herold, 87, of Melcher-Dallas, will be Saturday, July 9th at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church rural Lacona. Interment will be at the St. Paul Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Melcher-Dallas on Friday from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. Memorials in Don's name may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church.

The service will be livestreamed through the following link:

Don Herold was born December 29, 1934, at home near Dallas, Iowa. The first child of Walter and Helen Herold, seven years later his brother Dwight was born. He grew up and lived and worked in Marion County near Melcher-Dallas his entire life. Don was married to June Williams on August 2, 1959. They were blessed with three daughters: Jolene, Darla, and Terri. Don was patient, kind, and had a huge heart. This was in part to raising three girls. Being of German descent, he was a little stubborn, but also had a tremendous work ethic and a deep faith.

He was a cook at the VA in Knoxville for many years, but his passion was for farming. He had a diversified farming operation raising crops, hogs, chickens, and cattle. He loved raising Polled Herefords and sold bulls for many years. After retiring Don worked at McCorkle Hardware, he enjoyed the work and the friends he worked with.

Don and June were very active members of the St. Paul Lutheran Church. He taught Sunday School, was an Elder, and a trustee. Don’s hobby was working, but he did do a little woodworking, he enjoyed coon hunting in his younger years, and always found time to go camping with Jim and Shirley, and Harold and Donna, and after moving to town Don enjoyed working in the garden. His greatest treasure was his family and he always made time to enjoy the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Don was called home on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife, June in 2018; his daughter, Terri Boles; and his parents: Walter and Helen Herold.

He will be greatly missed by his daughters: Jolene (Carl) Pace and Darla Bingham; son-in-law, Steve Boles; grandchildren: Joshua (Stephanie) Pace, Jordan (Jesa) Pace, Caitlin (Brian) Anderson, Scott (Marissa) Bingham, Zach (Taylor) Bingham, Brandon (Emily) Bingham, and Marissa Boles; 10 great grandchildren; brother, Dwight (Clarice) Herold; brother-in-law, Robert Williams, and sister-in-law, Barbara Feddick; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
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Friday, July 8, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Melcher-Dallas

803 Garfield St., Melcher-Dallas, IA 50163

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Paul Lutheran Church

2002 20th Place, Lacona, IA 51046

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