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Donald (D.W.) Allgood

November 28, 1933 ~ November 18, 2016 (age 82)

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SERVICES

Family Receive Friends
Monday
November 21, 2016

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
321 North 5th Street
Burlington, IA 52601

Funeral Service
Monday
November 21, 2016

1:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
321 North 5th Street
Burlington, IA 52601


Donald (D.W.) Allgood, 82, of Burlington, died peacefully at 5:40 AM Friday, November 18, 2016, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington after eight years of progressive Lewy Body Dementia.

He was born on November 28, 1933, in New Sharon, IA. He was the son of Leonard Merle and Elba May Lunt Allgood. He married Marjorie Holdsworth on January 6, 1956 in Des Moines. They were married 20 years before Marge died of cancer. On November 14, 1976, he married Sandra Knight Kromer in Burlington. 

Don graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1951 before attending Iowa State College. Don was a member of FarmHouse Fraternity, and in 1957, he graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).

After graduating, Don moved to Burlington and opened Allgood Veterinary Clinic. In 1976, Dr. Allgood moved the clinic, expanded its services and hired Dr. Rita Lesczynski. He practiced in the Burlington community for over fifty years with compassion, humility, and integrity. Don served a term as president of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association. In 1992, Iowa State University recognized Don with a Stange Alumni Award for distinguished service in veterinary medicine. 

Don took great pride in his community and enjoyed serving in a number of roles. A longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church, he served as an Elder and, more recently, as a part-time staff member coordinating discipleship classes and visitation. Don enjoyed being part of Rotary where, for nearly sixty years, he weekly defended his beloved Cyclones. Don helped lead many successful community projects. He was the founding director of People Pet Partnership. He served the United Way as a campaign chairman, served on the Burlington Public Library task force and was a charter member and first president of the Burlington Education Foundation. Don was School Board President and a faithful board member of Burlington Bank and Trust.  

His greatest legacy is a devotion to family and how he impacted their lives.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Allgood; four daughters, Jill (Bill) Cawiezell of Muscatine, Susan (Kevin) Klee of Parker, CO, Janet (Steve) Berry of Storm Lake, and Sara (Jim) Hayes of Johnston; three sons, Jeff (Janet) Allgood of Burlington, Steve (Christy) Allgood of Mason City, and Chris (Mary Beth) Rygh of Cedar Falls; 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marie Pearson of Redwood City, CA.

Besides his first wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles Allgood.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM, Monday, November 21, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall in Burlington. During that time they will have a time of food and fellowship prior to the service.

The funeral service for Dr. Allgood will be 1:00 PM Monday, November 21, 2016, First Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Debra L. Kinney officiating. 

There will be a private family burial in Aspen Grove Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Dr. Don Allgood Living Waters Ministry Fund, Friends of Burlington Public Library Foundation, or the Des Moines County Humane Society.

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