Darwin Gene Dhone passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the NorthCare Hospice House.
Darwin was born in Corning, Iowa, April 4, 1961 to Donnie and Deloris Dhone. The eldest of two children, the family resided in Carbon, Iowa. Darwin graduated from Corning High School, obtained EMT certification, and joined the Adams County Sherriff’s Department becoming the youngest officer on a local police force in the State of Iowa at that time.
Relocating, Darwin began working at the Glenwood (IA) State Hospital School and volunteered as EMT for in Fremont and Mills County’s ambulance services. He also became a Registered EMT – Paramedic on the National Registry with additional certification in Neo-natal Advanced Life Support and for Paramedic Training – Instructor. In 1993, after getting married, Darwin resided in Malvern, Iowa, until a work injury forced another career change.
As a security officer for Federal contracts, Darwin worked at the Omaha Federal building, considered as a target prior to the Oklahoma City bombing. As a result the contract was moved under authority of the Department of Homeland Security. The next contract renewal he was promoted to contract manager, supervising upwards of 60 officers at nine Federal buildings with multiple posts in Omaha and Lincoln, Neb., during the 9-11 attacks. In 2002, Darwin and his wife accepted transfers to the Kansas City Metro area.
Shortly after the move on a trip back from Iowa, the Lord led Darwin to The Pentecostals of St. Joseph where the family began attending. After a home Bible study in January 2003, he was baptized in the Name of Jesus in his bath tub, filled with the Holy Spirit a month later, and has faithfully served Jesus since.
Following surgery last October, complications forced readmission to the hospital on Halloween. Through long term acute care and a nursing home Darwin entered the NorthCare Hospice House on Friday, June 9.
He succumbed to pneumonia Monday, June 12, as Jesus blessed him with an eternal healing.
Darwin is preceded him in death by his parents, grandparents, and several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie (Sands) Dhone; and his son, Dusty (Fisher) Dhone and grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Duane Dhone of Toma, Wisc.; cousins, Ed and Myrna (Dhone) Sorenson of Prescott, Iowa, and their sons, Mark and Mitch Sorenson and families; nieces, nephews, and many cousins.
A Worship Celebration of Life will be at First Pentecostal Church of Kearney, 105 South Prospect, Kearney MO 64060, on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Memorials can be made in Darwin’s honor to:
GiGi’s Purrs & Pawz Animal Rescue
Georgia Dragger, Director
5960 NW Sale Barn Road
Cameron, MO 64429
NorthCare Hospice House
2800 Clay Edwards Dr.
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Arrangements are under the care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.