David Conover, 70, of New Sharon, passed away Friday evening, Nov. 12, 2021, at Mill Pond Senior Center in Ankeny. Per Dave’s wish, the family will be holding a visitation only from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Holland-Coble Funeral Home in New Sharon. A private family burial will be held at a later date at Sully Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made out to Prairie Knolls Country Club.
Bruce David Conover, the son of Bruce and Norma (Schmidt) Conover, was born May 20, 1951. He graduated from Lynnville-Sully High School in 1969 and attended William Penn College in Oskaloosa. Dave then enlisted with the United States Army, serving in Germany, and came back stateside to finish out his service. Following his honorable discharge, Dave worked for a couple of local farmers before working for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years in New Sharon and surrounding communities. Dave enjoyed playing fast pitch softball for the McGriffs Softball Team from New Sharon. He also enjoyed bowling, fishing, and hunting. Dave had a love for the outdoors and above all spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Prairie Knolls Country Club.
His memory will be honored by his children Ben (Tara) Conover of Lynnville, Angela (Patrick) Patterson of Walford, Caleigh (Ryan) Dowie of Winterset, and Zach (Ashley) Conover of Slater; his nine grandchildren McKinley (Kobe) Fisk, Denali Conover, Alexy Conover, Nate Patterson, Max Patterson, Bryanna Dowie, Gannon Dowie, Hailey Conover, and Aubrey Conover; his mother Norma Conover of Lynnville; his three sisters Deborah Conover of Newton; Ruth (Marlo) Jansen of Sully, and Laurie Conover of Chicago; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Dave was preceded in death by his father Bruce Conover and two brothers Thomas Daniel Conover and Paul Thomas Conover.