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David James Sheffler

October 3, 1939 November 27, 2020
David James Sheffler
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Obituary for David James Sheffler

Mt Auburn—David James Sheffler, 81, passed away peacefully at La Porte City Specialty Care on Friday, November 27, 2020 from Covid 19.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 21, 2020 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in La Porte City with Pastor Allen Craft officiating. Private family burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Vinton. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed at church.
David was born October 3, 1939 in Vinton, the son of Lloyd and Ruth Stevenson Sheffler. He attended La Porte City School, graduating in 1958. In 1962 Dave purchased the family farm from his grandfather, Wilbur Stevenson. He also farmed with his father, Lloyd. In addition, Dave worked at Wilson & Co/Farmstead Foods for thirty-one years until the plant closed in 1990. While at Wilsons, he met and married Marcy Evens and they later divorced. Marcy preceded him in death in 2007. Dave was a lifelong member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in La Porte City. In his spare time, he enjoyed collecting and restoring old John Deere two cylinder tractors. His greatest joy came from spending time with his grandchildren. He doted over his only granddaughter, Kayla, and was very proud of his grandson, Bradley, for his service in the Air Force.
Dave is survived by his daughter, Becky Kennedy of Vinton; granddaughter, Kayla (Dusty) Heims; grandsons, Bradley Bergen, Marv and Kevin Mosher; great granddaughters, Kaylin, Paige, Morgan, Lauren, Isabel, Mya and McKenzie; great grandsons, Darron, Johnathan, Shawn, Mason and his brother, Leroy Sheffler of La Porte City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Diane; daughter, Christine and ex -wife, Marcy and great grandson, Devon.
A memorial fund has been established.
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Dave and his family. Condolences may be left at

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11:00 AM 12/21/2020 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12/21/2020 11:30:00 AM
St Paul United Methodist Church

501 Sycamore St
La Porte City, IA 50651

with Pastor Allen Craft officiating

St Paul United Methodist Church
501 Sycamore St La Porte City 50651 IA
United States

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Maplewood Cemetery Final Resting Place

1st St. W and R Ave. S
Vinton, IA 52349

1st St. W and R Ave. S Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

A fund has been established.

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

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