John Carl Duttweiler, 85, of West Burlington, died at 5:57 PM Thursday, December 30, 2021, at his home in West Burlington surrounded by his family.
Born April 18, 1936, in Iowa City, he was the son of J. Hubert and S. Kathryn Kracaw Duttweiler. On October 6, 1956, he married Marjorie Lilliann McKay in Ottumwa.
He graduated from Mt. Pleasant Community School in 1954. John later attended an online Tech School for Diesel Mechanics. He was a certified coach through SCC and an SCCA Nationally Licensed Corner Worker. He worked at various race tracks, including Daytona, Sebring, and Blackhawk.
He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1954 until 1957 in the Cactus Patch Battery C, 438AAA Battalion, 103rd CasCon.
John was a farmer and also a diesel mechanic with Churchill Truck Lines from 1964 to 1994.
John attended Calvary Baptist Church in Burlington. When his grandchildren were younger, John enjoyed his time being an assistant coach for Junior High Football and Basketball at James Madison Middle School for about six years. He also enjoyed being outdoors and especially liked hunting, fishing, golfing, woodworking, painting, traveling and spending winters in Texas and Florida with his wife. One of John's biggest loves was music and he was an excellent lead guitar player. He was proud to be inducted into America's Old-Time Country Music Hall of Fame located in Anita, IA.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Marjorie Lilliann Duttweiler; four children, Deborah Stewart of Burlington, John Neil Duttweiler of Burlington, Laura (Kim) DeBower of Apopka, FL, Kenneth (Tammy McElroy) Duttweiler of Burlington; seven grandchildren; twenty five great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; one niece and two nephews; and many close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Duttweiler; and son-in-law, Ira Stewart.
John graciously donated his body to the University of Iowa for scientific research.
Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM, Friday, January 7, 2022 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.
The memorial service for John C. Duttweiler will be 3:00 PM Friday, January 7, 2022, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Simeon Counterman officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
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