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Duane ‘Bud’ O’Neall


Duane ‘Bud’ O’Neall, 86, of Creston died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at Greater Regional Hospice Home – HCI in Creston.

Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Powers Funeral Home, 612 N. Dodge St., in Afton. The Rev. Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Burial will be in Murray Cemetery, south of Murray. Military honors will be conducted by Theodore J. Martens VFW Post No. 1797 of Creston, Afton and Murray. Visitation with family present will be one hour prior to the service, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials can be given to Creston Animal Rescue Effort. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Duane Leslie O’Neall, son of Herman Leslie O’Neall and Louise Evelyn (Draper) O’Neall, was born Sept. 26, 1931, in Murray. He graduated from Murray High School. Bud served his country as a soldier with the United States Army, enlisting in 1951. He was stationed in Japan during the Korean War, and was honorably discharged in 1953.

In October 1954, Bud married Dorthea Joyce Boham in Creston. They first lived in Indianola, where he worked as a truck driver and in 1959, returned to Creston. Bud and Joyce later divorced. Bud owned and operated Creston Beverage Company as a beer distributor of Hamms and Coors until around 2004, when he sold the business to the Sharp family.

Bud was a member of Creston VFW, Eagles Lodge and American Legion.

Bud is survived by his daughters, Treasa O’Neall (Ronnie Taylor) of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Linda Dunkerson (Jon Sanden) of Creston and Janice (Randy) Nurnberg of Creston; son Randy (Debbie) O’Neall of Creston; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Dolores Moran of Osceola and Kaye Lescher of Ankeny; friend Cheryl Wambold of Creston and dog Ozzie.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents, brothers-in-law, Gary Wilson and Jim Lescher; great-grandsons, Selton Stephens and Samuel Dunkerson; nieces, Pam Conley and Vicki Mason; and nephew Steven Moran.

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