Dennis Doolittle, 76, of Webster City, died Wednesday July 14, 2021 at Van Diest Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Williams. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery west of Williams. Visitation will be Sunday, July 18, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a scripture service to begin at 4:00 p.m. at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center.
Dennis Fred Doolittle, son of Donald and Opal (Carpenter) Doolittle, was born January 11, 1945 in Webster City. He was a member of the last graduating class from Blairsburg High School in 1962. Dennis attended Iowa State University with a major in Farm Operations before serving with the United States Army in Vietnam. He was united in marriage to Pam Holt on August 9, 1969 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Williams. To this union three sons were born Eric, Grant and Dirk. They lived on a farm south of Williams for 40 years before “retiring” to Webster City. Dennis remained active in farming with his sons, with Eric taking the lead role. The family enjoyed snow skiing, and summers at Coutts Camp on Lake of the Woods Canada. Dennis enjoyed photography and coin collecting.
Dennis was always an active participant in community affairs. He grew up in St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he was an altar boy, served as parish council president, a trustee, and a member of the finance committee. He played an active role in building the new rectory. After the move to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, he served on the finance committee. He was also a past member of the Blairsburg Lions, American Legion Post #633 of Williams, past president of Central Iowa Farm Business Assoc., Iowa Farm Business Assoc., Hamilton County Farm Bureau, and the North Iowa Antique Auto Club.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Pam; sons, Eric (Krystal) Doolittle of Williams, Grant (Molly) Doolittle of Ames; grandchildren, Paige, Brooklyn, Callum, Ali, Katherine, Charlotte, and Brady; brother, Royal Doolittle of Webster City; brother-in-law, Michael (Carla) Holt of Twin Lakes and many nieces and nephews.
Dennis is preceded in death by his parents; son, Dirk Doolittle and sister-in-law, Patricia Scates.