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David E. Maron

December 29, 1952 — July 18, 2021

David E. Maron, age 68, passed away peacefully at Amelia Place July 18, 2021. He was born December 29, 1952 to Dale and Metta (Mehaffey) Maron in Clinton, IA. David is survived by daughter, Julie (Ryan) Parrott; brothers, Dennis (Jeanie) Maron and Bill (Amanda) Maron; former spouse of 38 years, Barbara Maron; grandchildren, Sage and Paislee Parrott; nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Dave proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1971 to 1974, during which time he specialized as a tank operator.

Following his honorable discharge from the Army, he attended Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, IA, where he studied his trade in boiler maintenance. Dave enjoyed a long and fulfilling career as a maintenance technician, providing his expertise to Iowa Western Community College, Midlands Mall and Rue Elementary School in Council Bluffs, IA, even teaching boiler safety courses on the side. Dave later retired from the Papillion LaVista Elementary School System, finishing his nearly 45-year long career.

Dave spent the better part of 30 years volunteering at the Fort Atkinson State Historical Park in Ft. Calhoun, NE. Dave enjoyed participating in the living history demonstrations, during which reenactors portrayed fur traders, coopers, blacksmiths, carpenters, tinsmiths, weavers and other period trades during the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Dave was known to all as the baker, who kneaded and baked homemade bread from scratch, just as was done circa 1804. Dave’s favorite duty during his beloved Corps of Discovery reenactments, was firing as big a boom he possibly could from the Noon Gun cannon.

Dave never missed an opportunity to volunteer during Onawa, Iowa’s Lewis and Clark Festival, where he loved cooking for fellow volunteers. His weekend stays, swilling with friends over music, food and conversation were precious to him.
Dave had a passion for history and studied the Lewis and Clark Expedition at length. Dave knew more about the history of the expedition than most historians and never missed an opportunity to share his knowledge.

Somehow, Dave found the time to teach Iowa hunter’s safety courses. He even taught himself to play the dulcimer and jammed on occasion with members of the River Town String Band. On the weekends, Dave could be found at the Florence Mill, playing his dulcimer during the Florence Farmer’s Market.

Dave never met a stranger and was a friend to all who knew him. He cared more about those around him than he did for himself. From the moment he walked into a room, his big presence was known to all, although he never knew it himself. Dave held a special place in his heart for children. One of his favorite pass times was making homemade ice cream and he was always happy to let the little ones who gathered round to watch, crank the churn. He was never short on jokes, even at the seemingly most inappropriate time. He was the guy everyone loved to talk to and given the chance, he could talk the wheels off a wagon.

Above all else, Dave’s greatest loves were his daughter Julie and his grandchildren, Sage and Paislee. For all he accomplished during his short time on Earth, the most important to him was being a father and grandfather.

Dave will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. He is gone too soon and his absence shall be felt in every life he touched.


Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home on Friday, July 23, 2021.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM at Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home on Friday, July 23, 2021. The family will direct memorials.

Private Inurnment will be held at Garner Township Cemetery at a later date.

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Friday, July 23, 2021

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory

1221 North 16th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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Friday, July 23, 2021

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Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory

1221 North 16th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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