Leland Doudney
October 17, 1935 - September 22, 2016

Leland “Sonny” Doudney, 80, of Oelwein passed away on Thursday September 22, 2016 at Grandview Health Care Center in Oelwein.  Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Monday September 26, 2016 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.  Private family graveside services will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein.  

Leland “Sonny” was born on October 17, 1935 in Oelwein to parents Herbert and Edith (Fox) Doudney.  He attended Oelwein schools.  On July 3, 1965 he was united in marriage with Melba Lee at Preston, MN.  Sonny had been employed with the City of Oelwein Street Dept. as well as Woodlawn Cemetery.  Following retirement, he had been employed with Buehler Sanitation.  He was an avid gardener and enjoyed classic cars.

Left to Celebrate Sonny’s life are his children: Herb (Gail) Doudney of Oelwein, Newt (Irene) Doudney of Oelwein and Pam Doudney of Oelwein; his grandchildren: Jacob, Joshua, Josie, Jennifer and Jayden Doudney, Tara Scott, Samantha and Ciara Murphy; and his 17 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife Melba (2010), his parents and his sister Mardell. 

 

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Dwain Peterman on September 25, 2016 at 3:48 PM said:

So sorry to hear. My condolences.
Ron and Katie Randall on September 25, 2016 at 1:58 PM said:

Uncle Sonny will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Rob and Katie Randall on September 25, 2016 at 1:56 PM said:

Uncle Sonny will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.
Lisa & Tom Wilson on September 25, 2016 at 9:59 AM said:

We are so sorry for your loss. May god bless your entire family at this time.
Anonymous on September 23, 2016 at 5:27 PM said:

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great guy and will be missed. I last talked to him at Fareway, I believe earlier this year.
Anonymous on September 23, 2016 at 3:43 PM said:

So sorry for your loss Thinking of you all!
Eileen (Lee) Schlawin on September 23, 2016 at 1:17 PM said:

My deepest sympathy. Aunt Melba and Sonny can now watch over one from heaven.

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