top banner

Obituary Listings

A Friend of the Family.

Donald Lee Freeland

January 13, 1936 May 8, 2023
Donald Lee Freeland
There are condolences waiting approval on Donald's Tribute wall
Obituary for Donald Lee Freeland

Donald Lee Freeland, 87, of Dallas Center passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, May 8, 2023. Graveside committal service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, May 25th at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter. Online condolences may be left at

Donald was born on January 13, 1936 to Earl and Rosa (Kunz) Freeland in Jasper, Indiana. Following high school he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served honorably, spending time on the USS Yorktown. He later moved to California where he began his career in law enforcement for the Fresno City Police. Later Donald worked for the California Highway Patrol, Central Wyoming College Law Department and lastly spending 25 years at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, for a total of 42 years in law enforcement. He was a longtime member of the Dallas Center American Legion Post 49 and many law enforcement organizations.

On April 30, 1960, Don was united in marriage to Jacqueline Munson in Fresno, California. To this union, three children were born Lisa, Donna, and Patrick. In his spare time, he enjoyed refinishing furniture, yard work and cooking. Donald could often be found smoking his pipe on his deck. Most of all, he treasured time he was able to spend with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Jacqueline of Dallas Center; children: Lisa (Randy) Howell of Dallas Center, Donna (Paul) Yoshida of Half Moon Bay, California, and Patrick (Kim) Freeland of Dallas Center; grandchildren: Michael Howell, Jonathan Steller, Daniel Howell, Allison Berg, Jessica Dietz, Jillian Martinez, Rachel Kelly, Jordan Yoshida, and Ryan Freeland; great-grandchildren: Kinley Steller, Amelia Howell, Kaia Steller, McKenzie Berg, Eliza Howell, Emmalyn Dietz, Peyton Berg, Isabella Howell, Analia Howell, Teddy Steller, Sloane Berg, Dakota Kelly, and Matilda Howell; and a host of extended family and friends that will miss him dearly.

Read More

To send flowers in memory of Donald Lee Freeland, visit the Tribute Store.

Previous Events





11:00 AM 5/25/2023 11:00:00 AM
Iowa Veterans Cemetery

34024 Veterans Memorial Dr
Adel, IA 50003

Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Dr Adel 50003 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Iowa Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

34024 Veterans Memorial Dr
Adel, IA 50003

34024 Veterans Memorial Dr Adel 50003 IA
United States

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries


We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Donald Lee Freeland

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Donald

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Donald Lee Freeland.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.