- May 10, 1916 - December 8, 2012
- Indianola, Iowa
of Byron 's Passing
Share This Obituary
Arrangements made by
Peterson Funeral Home
Memories & CandlesPrevious
“Dearest Gene ~
I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I know how very much you loved him & how much he will be missed. Please know that I...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Carolyn - Garnavillo, IA - Friend
“Hello happy new year
My name is miss dianna,i want us to be friends i don't know how you will feel about it,please you can write to me through my...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: idanna - new city, AZ - good
“Gene, we just want you to know that you are in our thoughts at this most difficult time. We know that there are no words to ease your pain but are...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Kay Morey - Indianola, IA - Fried
“"How lucky am I to have known someone so hard to say goodbye to." I will miss you forever, Byron! Loving thoughts for the White family, now and...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Karin Hooper - Indianola, IA
“Have many, many wonderful memories of time spent with Uncle Byron and Aunt Maxine. He was definetely a great man whom we all loved and adored. He...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jolene Wuebker - Woodward, IA
“Byron, I'm so blessed and grateful to have met you. I will miss your radiant smile and the small pecks on the cheek.......
6 of 9 | Posted by: Vickie Johnson - Indianola, IA
“You will be so missed.... We love you.
7 of 9 | Posted by: Marni Adam - Fairfield, IA
“My condolences to the family and friends. I pray for God's healing for the family.
8 of 9 | Posted by: Chuck Freeman - Kalona, IA
“lov u dad 4ever
9 of 9 | Posted by: Gene White - Indianola, IA - Son
Byron Samuel White, 96, of Indianola passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012 at
Mercy Hospice House in Johnston. Born May 10, 1916 in Farrar, Ia., the son of Samuel
Bart and Bessie Goode White. Byron married Maxine May Speas on February 19,
1940. They had two children, Joanne and Gene.
Byron farmed most of his life and ended his career in Warren County, near Lacona.
After retirement, Byron and Maxine moved to Indianola where he worked for Simpson
College for five years. Byron enjoyed taking trips to Branson, Mo., attending an
occasional Iowa Cubs baseball game, woodworking, gardening with his wife, reading,
and sharing his knowledge and experiences with family. His wisdom and quick wit will
be greatly missed.
Survivors include wife Maxine, son Gene/Vickie of Indianola, granddaughter Marni/Tom
of Fairfield, Ia., grandson Scott/Angela of Eldon, Mo. Byron had three great
grandchildren, Jacob, Sidney, and Logan, and he was very proud of them. He is also
survived by his two brothers, Ordie, of Bondurant and Bob, of Runnells. Byron was
preceded in death by one daughter, Joanne, three brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, at Trinity United
Presbyterian Church, in Indianola. Visitation with the family present to receive guests
will be held at the same location prior to the services, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Burial will
be held at Indianola IOOF Memorial Gardens, at a later date. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions can be made to Trinity United Presbyterian Church or Indianola
Fire & Rescue.
Upcoming Funeral Services
I.O.O.F. Memorial Gardens Cemetrey
Indianola, IA 50125