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David Searl


Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 10:13 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014 12:36 p.m. CST

David Searl, 70, of Lorimor died April 10, 2014, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston.

A celebration of life service will be held 1 p.m Sunday, April 13, at Lorimor Community Building. Per his wishes, David has been cremated and his remains will be interred in Barney Cemetery at a later date. Ochiltree Funeral Service, Winterset, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Lorimor First Responders. Online condolences may be left at ochiltree.com.

David Searl, son of Florence (Palmer) and Robert Milton Searl, was born Aug. 10, 1943, in Tracey, Calif.

David attended country school in Barney, Iowa, and went on to attend school in Murray. He later served in the United States Navy.

David worked as a truck driver.

David served as a councilman for the city of Lorimor, as well as serving as mayor. He was also a member of Lorimor Masonic Lodge.

David is survived by his daughters, Robin Searl (Brian Purdy) of Winterset and Monica (Randy) Duffe of Wilton; longtime friend and companion Cricket Gibson of Lorimor; grandchildren, Isaac, Shannon and Jack Duffe; sisters, Bette Harper of Winterset, Velda (Red) James of Urbandale and Evalene Hannah of Des Moines; Cricket’s daughters, Heather (Kenny) Hagen of Lorimor and Heidi (James) Weaver of Lenox; and six grandchildren.

David was preceded in death by his parents, sister Roberta Searl and brother-in-law Mike Harper.

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