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John Lewis Creswell

February 21, 1940October 9, 2020

John Lewis Creswell, age 80 of New Braunfels, died on October 9, 2020. He was born on February 21, 1940 in Muscatine, Iowa, to John Stanley Creswell and Emma Mildred Creswell. John Lewis Creswell married Dorothy A. Mefford on August 28, 1965 in Wapello, Iowa. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Creswell of New Braunfels, sister-in-law Patricia Morrison, niece Theresa Kitterman (Kerry); and nephew William Morrison (Jodi). He was preceded in death by his father John Stanley Creswell, his mother Emma Mildred Creswell, brother-in-law Robert Morrison and nephew Joseph Morrison. John graduated from Morning Sun High School, served 3 years with the US Army and graduated from Burlington Community College, and Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy. He received a Master of Science in Botany from Western Illinois University and Doctorate in Agricultural Education from Iowa State University. He received an Honorary Doctorate in Agronomy from Iowa State University. His professional career was with the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant and Iowa State University Extension Service. He was a Certified Professional Agronomist, and private pilot. He authored and co-authored 57 scientific and educational publications and received several recognitions and commendations. After retiring he enjoyed hiking and birding and became active in several organizations including First United Methodist Church of New Braunfels, New Braunfels Noon Lions Club and National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association where he served at the local, district and state level. Memorial contributions may be made to: Walk to End Alzheimer’s, http://act.alz.org/goto/JohnC or mail check made out to “Alzheimer’s Association” to Dorothy Creswell, 1771 Oakmont Cir, New Braunfels, TX 78132-3846; or to the Iowa 4-H Foundation, Iowa State University, 1259 Stange Rd., Ames, IA 50011-1002; or the Texas Lions Camp, Inc., PO Box 290247, Kerrville, TX 78029-0247.

Services

22 October

Public Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Zoeller Funeral Home

615 Landa St
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

23 October

Funeral Service

2:00 pm

First United Methodist Church

572 W San Antonio St
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

30 October

Graveside Service

11:30 am

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78209

Memories

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Rick Brenner

October 19, 2020

Shelly and I are very sorry to learn of John's passing. We are remembering good times from our IAAP days. John and Dorothy were our first friends as a couple.

John & Judy Bryant

October 19, 2020

Dorothy:

So sorry to hear of John's passing. He turned out to be the star of the Morning Sun class of 1957. He will be missed, but certainly lived a full life with his extensive education, writing, piloting and public service activities.

John and Judy Bryant

Sherry Norelius

October 18, 2020

Dorothy: Please accept our sincere sympathy as we learned of John's passing today. We cherished the years as your Ankeny neighbors.
Sherry and Dan Norelius

Rich Gates

October 16, 2020

I appreciate all the help you gave me, especially remember how you told me to mix chemicals in a backpack sprayer! My condolences!
Rich Gates

Martha Raup

October 14, 2020

We are deeply saddened by the loss of John. It has been a great privilege to know him, and to enjoy his exuberance for life. His dedication to NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) has been much appreciated, and his partnership with Dorothy produced powerful results we can enjoy for years. We extend our love to Dorothy, and know she will carry on with grace and determination. Much love from Martha and Dianne.

Carolyn Manning

October 13, 2020

John was one of the greatest people I worked with. He truly loved the people around him and did so many of those thoughtful little things that made things work well. He would do anything to help others with their tasks.
He was an excellent teacher readily sharing his knowledge in Crop Production with farmers and others.
He was a good friend. I will miss him.
Carolyn Manning

Dora Benavides

October 12, 2020

John Creswell was one of those unique individuals that come into your life and you're better for having known him. I will miss his leadership as past President of Texas Federation, NARFE, easy-going manner, patience, kindness, and funny emails & cartoons he shared. John & Dorothy are great teachers and I will always be grateful for their guidance & friendship. John always saw the beauty all around him, never complained, always endured. He will be greatly missed. To Dorothy, my deepest condolences to you and family.

William Morrison

October 12, 2020

Sorry for our loss. I miss seeing him at holidays. It didn't matter how old I got, he still knew how to tickle me. And he had an infectious smile that always put me at ease.

Tom Call

October 12, 2020

John was a dear and valued friend. I cherish his memory.

Kathleen Delate

October 12, 2020

Heartfelt condolences to John's family for this great loss. John was known throughout the ranks as a consummate Extension specialist, who was a superb trainer when I started at ISU. I learned from John how farmers' needs came first, and the solution was out there somewhere--we just had to keep searching. Thank you, John! May he rest in peace--Kathleen Delate

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

John L Creswell, age 80 of New Braunfels, died on October 9, 2020.
He was born on February 21, 1940 in Muscatine, Iowa, to John Stanley Creswell and Emma Mildred Creswell. He married Dorothy A. Mefford, August 28, 1965 in Wapello, Iowa.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Creswell of New Braunfels, sister-in-law Patricia Morrison, niece Theresa Kitterman (Kerry); and nephew William Morrison (Jodi). He was preceded in death by his father John Stanley Creswell, his mother Emma Mildred Creswell, brother-in-law Robert Morrison and nephew Joseph Morrison.
John graduated from Morning Sun High School, served 3 years with the US Army and graduated from Burlington Community College, and Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy. He received a Master of Science in Botany from Western Illinois University and Doctorate in Agricultural Education from Iowa State University. He received an Honorary Doctorate in Agronomy from Iowa State University. His professional career was with the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant and Iowa State University Extension Service. He was a Certified Professional Agronomist, and private pilot. He authored and co-authored 57 scientific and educational publications and received several recognitions and commendations.
After retiring he enjoyed hiking and birding and became active in several organizations including First United Methodist Church of New Braunfels, New Braunfels Noon Lions Club and National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association where he served at the local, district and state level.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Walk to End Alzheimer’s, http://act.alz.org/goto/JohnC or mail check made out to “Alzheimer’s Association” to Dorothy Creswell, 1771 Oakmont Cir, New Braunfels, TX 78132-3846; or to the Iowa 4-H Foundation, Iowa State University, 1259 Stange Rd., Ames, IA 50011-1002; or the Texas Lions Camp, Inc., PO Box 290247, Kerrville, TX 78029-0247.

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