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Weerts Funeral Home

3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

David Paul Winslow

January 3, 1947July 25, 2020

Please join our family for the Celebration of Dave’s Life between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August 2, 2020, at the Lenox Community Center, 210 East Dallas Street, Lenox, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lenox Volunteer Fire Department.

Dave was born on January 3, 1947 and passed away at his home the morning of July 25. 2020, with his loving wife Zelda of 53 years by his side. Dave graduated from Lenox High School in 1965. After graduating, he joined the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged in 1971. Dave married his sweetheart on July 12, 1967, in Clearfield, Iowa. To their marriage two children were born, Paul and Cindy.

Dave worked for Tote’s Manufacturing after high school until 1980 working in multiple departments as well as farming on the Winslow family farm. He also enjoyed his 20 years as a volunteer fireman for both the Lenox and Sharpsburg fire departments.

In 1980 Dave and Zelda started a new adventure and purchased the propane business, Winslow Sales and Service. Their customers always said that they provided not only propane but peace of mind too. In 2000 it was time for Dave and Zelda’s next adventure They sold their beloved business, bought an RV, and hit the road to travel the United States. Dave was able to fulfill his dream of visiting every state except Alaska – he had had enough of the Iowa winters. “They found joy, they found fun, they found laughter in the sun.”

In 2001 Dave and Zelda contracted with the Corp of Engineers and began working as campground hosts from approximately April to September every year. This allowed them to enjoy time watching their “Fab Five” grow. They finished their last contract the fall of 2019. They gained many lifelong friends during their time with the Corp.

Texas....what can we say....Dave loved his winters in Texas!!! The beach, the wings, the oysters, the drinks, card games, morning coffee, music on the South Padre Island Beach, dancing, and friends. Their song was “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You!” Dave and Zelda had a love like no other....not perfect but strong and never ending.

The “Fab Five,” the grandkids, nothing put that ornery twinkle in his eye and smile on his face like his Fab Five! He treasured every moment planning games and adventures with them from trips to Adventureland, white water rafting, camping, Easter egg hunts, Minute to Win It games, food challenges (hot peppers, oysters, ect.), scavenger hunts, and the list goes on and on.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Darlene Winslow and sister Mary Matheny.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Zelda Winslow; Davenport, Iowa; son Paul Winslow and wife Dana of Vermillion, South Dakota; daughter Lucinda Winslow-Haidsiak and husband Mike Haidsiak of Blue Grass, Iowa; grandkids Seth Haidsiak, Emily Dorgan and husband Cody; Adam Winslow, Jared Haidsiak, and Macy Winslow; great grandson Harrison Dorgan, and sister Connie Jensen of Smithville, Missouri; brother-in-laws Gail Matheny of Lenox, Iowa; Melvin Campbell of Glendale, Arizona; Clyde Campbell and wife Nancy of Worthville, Kentucky; Ron Campbell and wife Caroline of Houston, Texas; Robert Campbell of Clearfield Iowa; and sister-in-law Donna Adams of Conroe, Texas; and a whole host of nieces and nephews.

Services

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Lisa and Greg Cooley

August 3, 2020

Zee and Family,

Greg and I are so very to hear of the passing of Dave. We had a lot of fun time with you all at Sandy Beach. We are glad to have known Dave and glad we got to see you in Texas last February. Sending hugs and prayers to you all

Lisa and Greg Cooley

Bob & Lori Pals

July 27, 2020

You have our sincere sympathy Zelda. I always enjoyed talking to Dave out at Sugar Bottom. It was always nice visiting with the both of you. You are in our thoughts and prays.

Bob & Lori Pals

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY