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Dwaine Mansfield Perry

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 11:49 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 1:15 p.m. CDT

Dwaine Mansfield, 75, formerly of Perry, died Sept. 24, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry. The Rev. Charles Compton of Perry Bible Church officiated. Interment was in Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry.

Dwaine Dwight Mansfield, son of Helen (Miller) and Charles Clyde Mansfield, was born Feb. 8, 1938, at his parents’ farm in Herndon.

Dwaine was raised in Herndon and attended school in Jamaica and then lived in Perry, Missouri, Creston, and then moved back to Perry in 1980.

In 1970, Dwaine married Joyce Garland. Joyce died in 1995.

In 1996, Dwaine married Sheila Ann Black.

Dwaine was a railroader for 45 years as a brakeman and conductor for Milwaukee in Perry, Kansas City Southern and Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroads.

Dwaine is survived by his wife Sheila of Windsor Heights; sons, Dave Tasler of Grand Junction and Darin Tasler of Perry; daughters, Melanie Whalen (Jim) of Winston Salem, N.C., and Rebecca Armes of West Des Moines; grandchildren, Amy and Alexandra Tasler, Jon, Amanda and Breanna Whalen, Aubree Tasler, Ashlee Whitfield and Keira Hauser; sister Lois Heisler of Perry; brother Lincoln Mansfield (Geri) of Kansas City, Mo.; sister-in-law Mae Mansfield of Perry, special friend Mary Kay, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his first wife, Dwaine was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George and Albert Mansfield in infancy, Quentin, Floyd, Royal, Lyle and Dwight Mansfield; and sisters, Dora Margaret and Darlene Mansfield, Uneta Dowd and Zada Springer.

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