Donald D. Kocour

Donald Dean Kocour age 89, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Don was born December 16, 1929 in North Bend, Nebraska to Frank and Christena (Reker) Kocour. Don graduated from Missouri Valley High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War from October 9, 1951 to July 9, 1953. Don married Sara F. O’Connor September 1, 1961 in Blair, Nebraska. Don worked for the United States Postal Service as a clerk for thirty years and retired in 1993. He belonged to the Presbyterian Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa, Board of Directors at the Rand Community Center, volunteered for many years at the Rand Community Center, he was a Volunteer Firefighter for many years, Honor Guard American Legion Post #337 of Missouri Valley, and he was a Missouri Valley City Councilman. He enjoyed working, yard work, home improvements, painting, fishing in Canada, deer and turkey hunting, sightseeing, going to California to help his son Mike, he loved his grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Christena Kocour, sister, Shirley Behm.

Survived by his wife Sara Kocour of Missouri Valley, Iowa, son, Mike Kocour of Palm Desert, California, grandchildren, Brittany Kocour and Ashley Kocour both of Palm Desert, California, sister, Burdell Stirtz of Missouri Valley, Iowa, brothers, Ken Kocour and wife Mary of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Larry Kocour and wife Pat of Missouri Valley, Iowa, many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019 at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

Military Honors will be conducted by Julius F. Muller American Legion Post #337 of Missouri Valley and VFW Post 6256 and O’Hara Seeley Post of Logan.

In Loving Memory Of Donald Dean Kocour

Born December 16, 1929 North Bend, Nebraska

Entered Into Rest September 4, 2019 Missouri Valley, Iowa Celebration of Life Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating Pastor Ed Steinmetz Pianist Carol Brummer

Music Selections “How Great Thou Art” “Lord’s Prayer” Honorary Pall Bearers

Greg Christensen Dennis Osborn

Alvin Kierscht Henry Marquardt

Albert Selk George Winther

David Kocour

Final Resting Place Rose Hill Cemetery Missouri Valley, Iowa (At A Later Date)

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.



  • marge stirtz Posted September 5, 2019 7:16 am

    Don will be missed he was always friendly

  • Leia Johnsen Posted September 10, 2019 5:48 pm

    Dear family
    As growing up in mo valley I always remember what a nice guy Don was. Always in the post office and tio lend a helping hand to anyone. If there were more people like him it’d be a beautiful world.
    RIP Don god bless

  • Trisha OConnor Posted September 10, 2019 8:57 pm

    Don was a friend to all and the hardest working person I ever met. Helping others was his calling in life.
    He will be missed

  • Craig Hanson Posted September 12, 2019 12:34 pm

    Don is missed. He was always good natured and fun to be around. A mans man and always a gentleman. Cheers Don, rest easy and we’ll be seeing you later.

  • Kathy Wheat Posted September 16, 2019 9:31 am

    Don will definitely be missed. He was a friend and always had a kind word for everyone. He was someone you could always count on for good advice. I never had any brothers, but if I did, I would want them to be just like Don. My heartfelt condolences to the family.

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