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Dwain Marlin Oviatt

February 17, 1934 - June 10, 2022
From: Spencer, IA
Dwain Marlin Oviatt

Dwain Marlin Oviatt

Born: February 17, 1934
Died: June 10, 2022
Age: 88

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     Dwain Marlin Oviatt, the son of Sherman and Katie (Ellison) Oviatt, was born on February 17, 1934 at home near Persia, IA.  He grew up in Harrison and Clay counties.  His family farmed, hunted, and fished. Dwain graduated from Gillett Grove High School in 1952.  He married Phyllis Fogarty on October 13, 1956.  To this union, 6 children were born.  Dwain worked incredibly hard his entire life, and it was not unusual for him to hold multiple jobs at once. He farmed within Clay County, owned the Colonial Motel, and worked nightly at Super Value.  Later, Dwain served as the Transportation Director for Spencer Community Schools for over 20 years.  After retirement, Dwain and Phyllis  delivered Winnebago motorhomes while exploring the US.  

     Dwain loved to travel, and he was proud of visiting 49 states and 3 provinces. In addition to traveling, Dwain enjoyed many other activities: gardening, camping, biking during RAGBRAI, spending time with his grandchildren and attending their activities, going to drink coffee in the mornings, and interacting with anyone at any time. One could always count on Dwain to have a piece of candy or two in his pocket, and he was always willing to share. 

     He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Phyllis; sons, Philip and Dennis; and grandson, Philip.  Dwain is survived by his children: Pat and wife, Cindy Oviatt of Spencer, IA; Kevin Oviatt of Spencer; Sheila and husband, David Stoeckel of Forest City, IA; Nyra and husband, Jerry Sondag of Persia, IA; 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, countless family and many, many friends.

SERVICES
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, June 16, 2022 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Father Tim Hogan
CASKET BEARERS
Philip Oviatt
Jeff Oviatt
John Hein
Austin Sondag
John Davenport
Justin Cook
Mitch Hahn
Aharon Stoeckel
Chris Stoeckel
VISITATION
Will begin at 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
MUSIC
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Be Not Afraid"
"Make Me a Channel Of Your Peace"
"Quietly, Peacefully"

Cantor, Mary Ann Bohnenkamp
INTERMENT
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 7:27 AM
“I just heard of Dwain's passing; I'm so sorry for your loss as he was a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this difficult time. ”
- Mindi Van Houten
Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 7:41 AM
“Sheila I am so sorry about the lost of your Dad. My prays and thoughts are with you ”
- Kim Scott
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 2:10 PM
“I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Oviatt’s passing. I know my dad always thought very highly of him during their time together at Spencer Schools. There were many of out of town games when the weather was bad I knew Mr Oviatt would be the one driving the bus. And I knew we were safe. I share in your sorrow. ”
- Joan (Graff) Maley
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 7:07 AM
“Your Dad was one of the kindest Men I know. I will always remember him working at Super Value with Dad and the High school with Mom. Rest in peace Dwain, until we meet again...”
- Sally Cole
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 10:03 AM
“He leaves a big foot print. What a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Prayers for this family.”
- Myra S Coover
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:52 AM
“My deepest sympathies to Duane's family, he was a good man!”
- Dan Bates
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:52 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Dwain"s family. ”
- Nita Hargrave Richards
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:52 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss Oviatt Family. Grandpa O will be missed by many! He was a great guy! I know he loved you all very much, but he is happy to be reunited with his loved ones in heaven! We are here for you guys! Love you all!”
- Kelsie (Huffman) Baccam
Monday, June 13, 2022 at 8:32 PM
“So very sorry to hear of your loss. Dwain was a very good man. ”
- Margaret and Mel Molitor
Monday, June 13, 2022 at 5:33 PM
“Im so sorry to hear about Dwain passing. I used to hang out with them when they had the Motel . What great people . I saw him last summer at to coffee shop. We had a short chat. still the happy go lucky guy that I remember. I hadn't seen him for years. So it made my day. I will keep you all in my prayers. He will be missed by many.”
- Judy (Campbell ) Peterson
Monday, June 13, 2022 at 2:21 PM
“So sorry for your loss, I remember how nice of a guy Dwain was even though I haven't seen him in about 20yrs. May God be with all his family at this time when they need him the most.”
- Jerry Thompson
Monday, June 13, 2022 at 2:21 PM
“Dwain was such a wonderful man. I sure enjoyed getting to know him while riding the bus. When ever I would see him, we would always catch up. He will be truly missed.”
- Chavon (Parks) Struve
Monday, June 13, 2022 at 2:21 PM
“Oviatt Family, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss! Dwain was such a kind and friendly man, with the warmest smile! Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers! ”
- Elizabeth Bohnenkamp
Monday, June 13, 2022 at 2:21 PM
“Oviatt (Kids) Family, I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your Father. My Prayers and thoughts are with you all. ”
- Theresa Plagman
Monday, June 13, 2022 at 2:21 PM
“Dwain once woke my mom (Doris Oviatt Pierce) up by putting a baby pig in her bed. She never said as much, but I believe of all the siblings he was her favorite. For a number of years our family made summer trips to visit Dwain and Phil on the farm. Dwain let me tag along with him for all kinds of new experiences. Lucky for me that included being teased. There’s no doubt that the Love and Light of Christ is shining down on him. ”
- Jack Pierce
Monday, June 13, 2022 at 9:02 AM
“So sorry to hear of Duane’s passing. The Oviatt’s and the Clark’s caused a lot of chaos in Dickens for several years. One big happy family. Thoughts and prayers to the family now and always!”
- Beth Clark Hanson
Monday, June 13, 2022 at 9:02 AM
“Grew up with the family for several years causing chaos in Dickens. One big happy family. Thoughts and prayers with all through this difficult time. ”
- Beth Clark Hanson
Monday, June 13, 2022 at 9:02 AM
“My deepest sympathies to all of the Oviatts' and to all of his friends !!!”
- Rhonda Olson
Monday, June 13, 2022 at 6:55 AM
“ Dwain and I had many long conversations together. Thoughts and prayers to the Oviatt Family, he was a great man. God bless.”
- Scott Conrad
Monday, June 13, 2022 at 6:55 AM
“I have slot of memories from when I worked with Dwain at Super Valu and school. Any time he was in Hyvee and I was working he would always stop for a quick visit. He will be missed. My condolences to his entire family.”
- Toni Corcoran
Monday, June 13, 2022 at 6:55 AM
“Oviatt Family. So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Sally sandvig
Monday, June 13, 2022 at 6:55 AM
“I am so very sorry to hear of Dwains passing. Ran into him a few years ago and enjoyed our chat catching up after so many years. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
- Tammy Baysinger
Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 4:28 PM
“Dear Oviatt family,
We we're so sorry to hear about your dad.. we sure had a lot of good times with him and your mom years ago.
We have not seen him much the last little while. But if we were out walking and he happened to see us and never failed to stop for short chat. So sorry we will not be able to come to the visitation or funeral as we will be in Sioux Falls. But know we will be thinking of you all.
Hugs, love and Prayers.
❤️❤️

- Roger and Jackie Mann
Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 2:46 PM
“So sorry to hear of Dwain's Passing. Prayers to the family.”
- Steve Hall
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