Walt Dady

Walter Erven Dady, age 66, of Leon, Iowa, the son of John Wayne and Berniece Marie (Birch) Dady, was born September 24, 1956, in Omaha, Nebraska. He died at Mercy One Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa on Sunday, December 18, 2022.

Walt grew up and attended school in Boone, Iowa. He lived in Des Moines, Iowa and had a scrap metal recycling business. In 1981, he married Faye Lynn Boyd. In 2005, he retired and they moved to Davis City, Iowa. She passed away in 2011.

In his free time, Walt loved to be with his family, friends, and pets. He enjoyed taking care of his yard, fishing, and sitting by the fire having a beer with family and friends. He was a caring guy who called his loved ones to check in on them. He was a good father and grandfather, who liked to share his knowledge and love. In earlier years he enjoyed tinkering with car engines with his nephew, Jimmy.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Faye in 2011; and two brothers, Ralph and Ed Dady. Survivors include his son, Mike Baumgardner and wife, Pam of Boone, Iowa; grandchildren, Carter Baumgardner and Emily Baumgardner; sister, Joann Meyers and husband, Jim of Dows, Iowa; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2022, with Pastor Terry D. Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Boone Memorial Garden in Boone, Iowa at a later date.

Online condolences may be left HERE.

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