Donald W. Stokes, 62, of Dyersville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 22, at his home in Dyersville.

A private family memorial service for Don was held Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Farley, with Rev. Michael Schueller presiding. A private burial was held at Fairview Cemetery in Farley.

He was born June 10, 1959, in Guttenberg, son of Marvin J. and Marie K. (Fluor) Stokes, Sr. He graduated from Western Dubuque High School in 1977. He was employed at Schmitts, McDowell’s and Sundown Mountain and later Sherman’s Implement in Dyersville, until his retirement.

Don was an avid outdoorsman. He truly enjoyed raising his fish, attending walleye tournaments and going fishing. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by seven siblings: Katherine (Alvin) McDermott of Bernard, Monica Cole (friend, Dave Kaune), David (Deb) Stokes, and Chuck (Judy) Stokes all of Dubuque, Virginia Stokes and Marvin Stokes, Jr. of Des Moines and Sherene (Mike) Pitts of Bellevue; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law, Jerry Cole, Sr.

A Donald W. Stokes memorial fund has been established.

Anyone interested in sending memorials may send them to Reiff Funeral Home, Attention: Donald Stokes Family, P.O. 99, Farley, IA, 52046. Online condolences may be sent to the family at