David E. Bynon

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David E. Bynon, age 63, went to heaven on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at his home in Ionia, IA. He was under the Cedar Valley Hospice care for the past four months for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. David “Dave” E. Bynon was born November 1, 1947 in Rock Springs, WY. He was the son of Gilbert Evans and Madonna (Finnegan) Bynon. On September 4, 1976 Dave was united in marriage to Betty Hoffman at St. Boniface Church in Ionia. While serving his country during the Vietnam War, Dave served 13 months with the 110 Military Police Company in Korea. He trained and worked closely with his police dog, Shaun. Dave worked with heavy equipment all of his adult life. For the past 31 years he worked for Chickasaw County running the road grader out of Ionia, retiring in August of 2009. Dave enjoyed taking his dog, Sammy for a run, fishing, working on the computer and visiting with family and friends. He was a member of the Nashua VFW and St. Boniface Catholic Church. Dave is survived by his wife Betty of Ionia; his daughter, Laura of Osage, IA; his parents, Evans and Donna Bynon of Torrance, CA; one brother, Larry and his wife, Sheri; one sister, Patti McIlraith, all of Torrance, CA. He has two granddaughters, Chantal and Destinee. Dave is also survived by his mother-in-law, Agatha Hoffman; his brothers-in-law, Don, Bob, and Ed (Shirley) Hoffman and one sister-in-law, Diane (Larry) Kellogg all of Ionia; 19 nieces and nephews and 15 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, six uncles, one aunt, one nephew, Joseph Kellogg and father-in-law Jack Hoffman. Cemetery: Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery with Brian Kellogg, Ovey Johnson, Curt Carey, Jim Lee, Lloyd Robbins and Pat Hoffman serving as urn bearers. Military rites will be provided by Nashua VFW Ralph W. Nichlson Post #6792. Memorials may be directed to David\\\\\\\'s family. Visitation will be from 4:00pm – 8:00pm on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Ionia Funeral Home with a 7:00pm scriptural wake service. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday. A memorial mass for David will be held at 10:00am on Monday, August 29, 2011 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia with Fr. Mark Osterhaus celebrating

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  1. I will miss you so much Uncle Dave. I am so thankful that my girls were able to meet you and that I was able to see you just last year and have great memories and pictures I can share with my girls as they grow up. Aunt Betty, thank you for taking such good care of Uncle Dave, I wish we could be there with you.

  2. Betty and family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Dave. Let out loving Lord surround you with his love and give you strength now and in the days ahead. Jan

  3. Betty, I’m real sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and your family and hoping you feel the love of God and others during this sad time in your life.

  4. Betty, Laura, Chantal, and Destinee,

    So very sorry to hear of your loss of Dave. The Lord will take care of him now and he will have no more pain. May your memories of Dave bring you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
    Larry and Darlene Throndson

  5. And Aunt Betty I wish we could be there with you but we cant but you are in our prayers. And I wanted to say thank you for taking such good care of uncle dave. we love you

  6. Betty,
    My heart is heavy at the loss of Dave. He was a big part of my younger years. I will always remember fishing with you and Dave. I am truly sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man. I am unable to be there for you for the funeral and it just hurts me so much. I am unable to get the day off of work due to my short amount of time at Donaldson’s. I am thinking of you in mind and heart today and everyday. Please forgive me for not be able to attend and know that the memories I hold will be with me forever. I love you Betty & thinking of you today.
    Tina Thorne.

  7. Dear Betty, We send our deepest sympathy. So sorry to hear about Dave, he was a great guy! May your memories and knowing he is with our Lord bring you comfort. God Bless to you and the family. Jim and Sandy Miller Hot Springs Ar.

  8. Uncle Dave you were an amazing man and uncle and I love you so much and you are going to be missed by so many. But I am glad to know you are now an angel watching over me. I love you so much <3

  9. Dear Betty I am so sorry for your loss words just don’t express how sorry I am that Dave is gone he was a wonderful brother in law I am so happy that I got to know him and call him brother.

    Dave I will miss you and I’m glad I got to know you and have you for my brother in law. I’m glad your an angel in heaven with my mom now and watching over all of our special angels here.
    God Bless you and We Love You Forever

  10. Aunt Betty thank you for taking good care of uncle dave. wish i could have been there. you are in my prayers! again thank you! Love you!
    *pressed sumbit before i finsihed writing on the other one* Love and miss you uncle dave——***louie***

  11. Dear Betty:
    I’m sorry I couldn’t be there for Dave’s funeral. Please know that our entire family shares in your grief. We love you and hope you keep in touch.

  12. Our deepest condolences are with you in your time of grief. May you continue to find comfort in the memories that you all shared together and get comfort from knowing one day Sickness will be no more and Death will be a thing of the past. In times of grief such as these, We find it comforting to meditate on the words found in the Holy Writings at Job 14:14, 15. Job expressed his faith that God would bring him back to life if he should fall asleep in death as he said: All the days of my compulsory service I shall wait, until my relief comes. You will call, and I myself shall answer you.” The scriptures indicate that it is possible to be reunite with your loved one in the near future, right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. Psalms 37:10, 11 offers us this promise. My sincere condolences to your entire family.

  13. Uncle Dave you were an amazing man and awesome uncle. i have lots of good memories with you that i will never forget! You will be greatly missed by all!! I wll always be little “louie”

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