David Everett Ferguson

David Everett Ferguson

David Everett Ferguson


David Everett Ferguson, 97, of Lisbon, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at the Rehabilitation Center of Lisbon. Visitation: 9:30-11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon, Iowa. Funeral Services: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the Funeral Home. Private Family Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Mechanicsville Fire and Ambulance, Mechanicsville Legion, or a charity of choice. Please share your support and memories with Dave’s family on his Tribute Wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under Obituaries

Dave was born January 27, 1927, to Everett and Gladys (Miller) Ferguson on the family farm in rural Mechanicsville. He attended country school through the eighth grade, and to continue his education, he attended Mechanicsville High School where he graduated in 1944. Being only seventeen at the time, he enrolled at the University of Iowa. He was a student for a semester until he turned eighteen and could enlist in the Navy. He spent time on the USS Grant and the USS Lindenwald. After the end of the war and time served, he was discharged and came back to Cedar County to work on the family farm — a career lasting forty-plus years.

In 1947 he met a “new to town” young schoolteacher named Dorothy Bradley. They were married in June 1950 and celebrated seventy-one years together before Dorothy’s passing in 2022. They lived their first years in Mechanicsville until 1953 when they purchased a farm and moved to the country. There they raised two children, Brad, and Cindy, and stayed until 2008. They purchased a house in town and moved back to Mechanicsville where they remained until 2018 when health issues had them relocating to the Rehabilitation Center of Lisbon.

Besides farming, Dave was active in many community organizations: American Legion, Lions, and Masons. He was on the boards for the Presbyterian Church, Farm Service, Country Club, Civil Service Commission, election poll worker, and Pioneer Township Trustee (where he served for sixty-one years). He was the chairman for the Democratic Caucus in Mechanicsville for many years and was a delegate to the county and state conventions several times.

Dave is survived by his daughter, Cindy (Ed) Musselman; grandchildren, Carrie Musselman and Seth (Cheryl) Ferguson; great-grandchildren, Kinzey Ferguson, Kolton Ferguson, Kira Ferguson, and Lexi Furry; nieces, Chris (Glen) Weber, Claudia Wallick, and Elisa Wallick; nephew, Curt (Linda) Ferguson; sister-in-law, Cleo Ferguson; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; son, Brad; siblings and in-laws, Barbara Wallick, Orin Wallick, Richard Ferguson, Walter Ferguson, Loretta Ferguson; niece, Cecelia Ferguson; and nephew, Kermit Wallick.

The family would like to thank the Rehabilitation Center of Lisbon and Care Initiatives for their care and assistance.

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