Don Larkin


Donald Patrick Larkin, 61, of Newton, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 1:04 p.m. June 22, 2022 at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center.
He was born June 12, 1961 in Ottumwa to Joseph Charles and Lois Moran Larkin. Don married Kimetha Downing on July 17, 1982.

A 1979 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Don had worked at Fareway in Ottumwa, at HyVee in Newton, for Maytag and for Hanson Directory Services.

Don enjoyed writing poetry and was known for his sense of humor. He won multiple awards at the Iowa State Fair beard competition.
Surviving is his wife, Kim; their children, Joseph Larkin and Mychala Larkin both of Newton; a granddaughter, Lexie Faith Larkin; brothers, David (Ruth) Larkin, Douglas (Debbie) Larkin, Michael (Maria Quinn) Larkin, James (Elaine Orr) Larkin and John Larkin.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be open at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27th at Reece Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28th at Reece Funeral Home with Father Patrick Hilgendorf officiating. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed live on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. Cremation will follow the service. Private inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hematology & Oncology Center of Iowa.

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