Hawarden, IA: Russell “Dandy” De Vos, 68, of Hawarden, Iowa, died Saturday, November 7, 2020 at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 10, at 3:00 PM at the Ireton United Methodist Church in Ireton, Iowa with Pastor Barb Joy officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton. Porter Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Russell Douglas “Dandy” De Vos was born June 20, 1952 at Hudson, South Dakota, the son of Russell and Faye (Dougherty) De Vos. In the early 1970’s he began working for Vernon Eilts at the feedlot near Ireton, Iowa. He then went to work for Keiser Construction in Hawarden, and later for Van Buskirk Construction, having helped build the Iowa Hawkeyes Fieldhouse.
Dandy became a truck driver, driving for several trucking companies in the area. Dandy worked as a dispatcher for J & M Transfer, Dustar, Guntren Trucking, and Guntren Express.
He was an avid West Sioux Falcon fan and greatly enjoyed watching their 2018 football championship game. He loved his Minnesota Vikings and putting together his “Super Bowl Betting Board”. Dandy also liked to buy, sell, and trade many different items.
He is survived by his sister, Vicki (Rod) Hodgson of Ireton, Iowa; nieces, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and many dear friends.
Dandy was preceded in death by his parents.
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