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James D. “Dan” Simpson

Feb 14, 2017

James D. “Dan” Simpson, 47, of Lockridge, and formerly of Argyle, died on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at Great River Hospice House, in West Burlington.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel, of Mt. Pleasant, with Rev. Kevin Dice officiating. Visitation will be held that same day, beginning at 10 a.m., where the family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be given to Round Prairie Baptist Church. Online condolences may be directed to

Simpson was born on March 15, 1969, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of L.E. Simpson and Carol Ann (Daly) Simpson Atkinson. He was a 1987 graduate of Central Lee High School. He was also a 2001 and 2005 graduate of Indian Hills Community College, with degrees in Associates of Applied Science. He continued his education receiving a B.A. in Technology Management from Buena Vista University in 2010.

He previously had worked for Motorola, Riverside Paper, Performance Pipe, and at the time of his illness, was an instructor for Indian Hills Community College.

He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, enjoyed anything automotive, attending car shows and drag racing.

He was a member of Round Prairie Baptist Church, of Lockridge.

Simpson is survived by his father, L.E. Simpson, of Montrose; his mother, Carol Ann Atkinson, of Keokuk; a sister, Susan (John Menke) Simpson, of Mt. Union; and a brother, Scott Simpson, of Stronghurst, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; and a brother, Steve Simpson.


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