He was active in fundraising for organizations such as ‘Ahahui Koa Anuenue (Hawaii Athletics) and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Gilman was very proud of his family and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Martin's Catholic Church in Cascade, Iowa, where a wake service will be held at p.m.
Friends may also call after 9 a.m., Saturday, July 7th at the funeral home. Dorothy was born on October 14, 1922 in Bankston, daughter of Irvin and Anna (Kiernan) Potts.
Services for Dorothy will be held at a.m., July 7, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church, rural Peosta, Iowa with Rev. She married Emmett Mc Dermott on December 27, 1947 at the Nativity Catholic Church, Dubuque.
The couple was the third generation to farm on their land near Bernard.
Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Surviving are his children: Dorothy "Lee" (Jon) Budar-Danoff, of Columbia, MD, Valerie "Lacie" (Tom) Peckosh, of Dubuque, IA, Lillian (Gary) Budar-Krukoski, of Kingman, AZ, and Ramona "Jamie" (Kevin) Sergent, of Honolulu, HI; nine grandchildren, Noelani, Gilman, and Daniel Budar-Danoff, Emily, Carolyn, Jacquelyn, and T. Peckosh, and Nani and Kenzie Sergent; and a sister, Bonnie Branch, of Florence, MA. Mc Dermott, 95, of rural Bernard, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade.
He is also survived by his cherished feline companion "Pussy Kat." He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Richard (Eve) Budar Jr, two sisters, Valjeanne and Dorothy, and a brother-in-law, Chuck Branch. Friends and relatives of Dorothy may call from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2018 at Reiff Funeral Home, Cascade, where there will be a wake service at p.m.He is survived by his wife, Venita Knapp of Cedar Rapids, IA; seven children, Maureen Ries (Dave Mc Cabe) of Galena, IL, Debra (Bill) Schmelling of Cedar Rapids, IA; Gary "Morgan" (Sheila) Knapp of Cascade, Juli (Don) Vrotsos of Dubuque, Jacki Knapp (Bruce Woolfolk) of Cedar Rapids, Peggy (Ed) Epping of Atkins, IA, and Kelly Knapp of Marion; 22 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; a brother, Richard "Dick" (Betty) Knapp of Bernard; brothers-in-law, Leo Biehl of Maquoketa, Dell (Bev) Casey of Brentwood, CA, John Casey of Des Moines, Pat (Sharon) Casey and Chuck (Donna) Casey both of Cascade and three sisters-in-law, Cherri Wessels of Dyersville, IA, Gerene O'Brien of Monticello, IA and Gloria Casey of Mission, TX; and their family dogs, Max & Dolly.He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bob Knapp; a sister, Lois Biehl; two brothers, Robert Knapp and Billy (Janice) Knapp; three sons-in-law, John Burds, Ken Ries and Mike Maddigan.A funeral service will be held at am at the funeral Home with Rev. She is preceded in death by her husband Bill, her parents, 5 siblings and one son-in-law, Dan Melloy of Bernard.Surviving are her 7 children: William (Diann) Mc Donald Jr., Janet (David) Bleymeyer, of Dubuque, Lisa Melloy of Bernard, Dennis Mc Donald, Carla (Mike) Mc Carthy of Peosta, Bruce (Jennifer) Mc Donald of Iowa City and Kris (Dirk) Smith of Cedar Rapids, 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grand children and her only sister Amelia Blake of Georgetown, SC.She was a member of Holy Family Parish in rural Peosta, and a member of its Rosary Society.