David Allen Kordick, 85

Local obituary


David A. Kordick, 85, of West Liberty, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021 of natural causes at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.

Visitation was held Saturday morning, April 10, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Liberty followed by a funeral mass. Burial was held in the North Prairie Cemetery, West Liberty.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.

Memorial donations may be made to West Liberty Fire & EMT Association, Camp Courageous or Simpson Memorial Home. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is caring for Dave’s family.

David Allen Kordick was born April 2, 1936 in Adair County, Iowa the son of Joseph and Darlene (Welsch) Kordick. He was a 1954 graduate of Bridgewater High School.

David served in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Barry in San Francisco. Upon his discharge from the military in the fall of 1956, he stayed there to work, so he could attend the 1957 Rose Bowl (Iowa Hawkeyes vs Oregon State Beavers). He then moved home and began working as a farm hand in the Bridgewater area. In 1959, he was hired by Walnut Grove and moved to West Liberty.

On Oct. 13, 1962, he was united in marriage to Patsy Hunter at St. Joseph Church in West Liberty. He continued his work with Walnut Grove.

He and his family made several moves to Newhall, Dysart, Grinnell and finally back to West Liberty, where he retired in 1991 as the depot manager.

He was a member of St. Joseph Church, was formerly a member of the Jaycees, enjoyed time with family and friends, traveling, and working outside in his yard.

He is survived by his wife, Pat of West Liberty, as well as five children including Susan (Jim) Weaver of West Liberty, Scott (Jennifer) Kordick of Walsenburg, Colorado, Shari (Robin) Blake of Des Moines, Stephanie (Duane) Meadows of Kansas City, Kansas, and Sheila Kordick of Urbandale.

One brother, Philip (Diana) Kordick of Bridgewater, also survives along with 10 grandchildren including Ryan (Hannah) Liddell, Colin (Rachel) Liddell, Allison (Chance) Wenck, Hannah (Todd) Smith, Andee Sue (Carl) Beatty, Molly Wells, Hunter Kordick, Katherine Mills, Amanda Belvin, Dawn Meadows, Shannon Kay, Ali Freund and Zach Freund, as well as 22 great grandchildren, four nieces and eight nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Shelly, his parents, a sister, Marlene Friedel and her husband, Richard.