Janet and family,
I was saddened to learn of Donald’s passing and want to express my condolences to you and your family. You and Donald were great neighbors to me and Darren for the ten years we lived across Avalon Drive from your beautiful home. We certainly enjoyed your wonderful holiday decorations and traditions that united the neighborhood. A couple of times, Donald stepped in and let me know of “teenage” events at my house that I might have missed while working, and I certainly appreciated his concern and observation. My sympathies to you and all of your family members,
BETTENDORF, Iowa - Donald L. Tumey, 77, of Bettendorf, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 6, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family.
A Celebration of Life Party will be held from 3 until 7 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018, at Whispering Pines Shelter at the Scott County Park. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine. Memorials may be left to the Bettendorf Presbyterian Church or the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Donald was born on April 9, 1941, in Muscatine, the son of Howard B. and Marie Violet Gorsuch Tumey. He married the love of his life, Janet A. Law on June 30, 1968, in Muscatine.
He was a veteran of the US Navy.
He was a member of the Bettendorf Presbyterian Church. He was a talented artist and musician. Don enjoyed painting, traveling, and music. He loved camping and being outdoors, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Janet Tumey of Bettendorf; his children, Troy Tumey of Bettendorf, Kym Hofman and husband, Andy, of Bettendorf, and Ryan Tumey and wife, Kristi, of LeClaire; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Beverly A. Lake of Davenport, Patty I. Sorgenfrey of Lisbon, and Sharon A. Boron of Davenport.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, William H., Thomas E. and Dean Tumey; one sister, Deanna K. Tumey; and his in-laws, Emery and Mary Law.
Janet and family,
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