Donald “Deac” Cain, 82, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City.
He was born July 30, 1930, in Beacon, the son of Edward and Clara Nealson Cain. He graduated from West Liberty High School in 1948. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He married Hanne Jensen in 1955. He later married Florence Atkinson who preceded him in death in 1996. He was married to Arlene Clark in 2004 who survives him.
He retired from the Stores Department of University of Iowa. He then worked for Liquid Grow during the spring and fall seasons. According to his family he was always looking for other opportunities.
Deac was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Muscatine. In the church, he was a member of the vestry and the Jubilee Committee. As a part of the committee, he helped establish the Community Jubilee Center. He was a past commander of American Legion Post #509 and was instrumental in the development and completion of the West Liberty Veterans Memorial. He also helped to establish the annual golf tournament to benefit the legion and was a driver for the RSVP Ride Service in West Liberty. He was a founding member of the West Liberty Country Club.
Family said Deac was a kind and gentle man who was always willing to lend a helping hand and gathered energy from being with others.
He is survived by his wife Arlene, daughters: Allison, Michelle (and husband Darrel), Wendi and a son Don; grandchildren: Audrey Jean (Ryan), Mathew, Tyler, Luke, Aaron, Addon, and Emri. He is also survived by many other loving family members and special aunt Lucille.
A memorial service is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at the West Liberty Community Center with Military Honors to follow. Memorials may be made to the Community Jubilee Center in Muscatine or the West Liberty American Legion Post. Online condolences may be made to the family at hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.