Doyle Hembry, 90, of Creston, Iowa, entered eternal rest Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Creston Specialty Care. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Friday, May 7, 2021 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Creston, Iowa with Rev. John Rutz Officiating. Open Visitation 2 – 7 PM, Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, 809 W. Montgomery Street, Creston, IA. Family receiving friends 5 – 7 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Doyle will be laid to rest at Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be directed to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Doyle Leonard Hembry, the son of Leonard Virgil and Hazel Charlotte (Poole) Hembry, was born February 25, 1931 in Decatur County, Iowa. Doyle was raised on a farm and received his education in country schools in Decatur County. As a young man, Doyle worked on the farm until Enlisting in the United States Army on April 9, 1954. He served during the Korean Conflict, stationed in Seoul, Korea. During this time, he spent 6 weeks on the DMZ Line and then helped re-build areas of Korea destroyed by the war. He served 22 months in Active Duty and was transferred to the US Army Reserves. Doyle was Honorably Discharged February 9, 1956.
Upon returning to Civilian life, Doyle was united in marriage to Lola Marie Johannes on June 8, 1958 at the Stringtown Church in Adams County, Iowa. Doyle and Lola were blessed with the birth of 8 children. The family farmed for several years in Adams County and Doyle also drove a truck for Young’s Transfer, hauling livestock. The last 20 years of his working life were spent as a Custodian at Corning Elementary School and enjoyed the interaction with all of the students. Doyle’s passion was his horses and would often take horse-drawn sleigh rides and buggy rides. He loved to Square Dance with Lola at Boots-n-Bows in Corning. The grandchildren were his pride and joy. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Doyle was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mildred and Harold Johannes; his infant son, Tracy Hembry; 3 sisters: Lois Gray, Lucille Baughman and Betty Lou Halsted; and a brother, Gail Hembry.
Left to cherish Doyle’s memory his wife of nearly 63 years, Lola Hembry of Creston; 7 children: Pam (Daniel) Krause of Serbin, TX, Tim (Kristine) Hembry of Broken Arrow, OK, Don (Jackie) Hembry of Glenwood, IA, Tina (Bart) Steffen of Oskaloosa, IA, Lisa (Rev. John) Schmidt of Serbin, TX, Ron (Laura) Hembry of Tipton, IA and Lori (Kyle) Harvey of Creston, IA; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters: Eloise Bethards of Grimes, IA, Ima Jean Beardsley of Virginia and Kay (Jim) Fenn of Nevada, IA; 2 brothers: Fred and Gary Hembry, both of Osceola, IA; brother-in-law, Wiley Gray of Altoona, IA; sister-in-law, Dana Hembry of Osceola, IA; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Friday, May 7, 2021
Starts at 10:30am (Central time)
Trinity Lutheran Church
Military Honors at the cemetery provided by the US Army and VFW Post #1797. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall after the interment.