Roy Dale “Buddy” Mitts

Roy Dale “Buddy” Mitts, age 50, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at his residence near Sheldon, Iowa.

Celebration of life potluck will be from 1 – 4 P.M. Sunday, June 17, 2012 at the Sheldon City Park.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to:

Arrangements under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon, Iowa.

Roy Dale “Buddy” Mitts, the son of Roy Dale Mitts Sr. and Martha Pridemore, was born May 22, 1962 in Macon, Missouri. He received his education and graduated from Centralia High School in Centralia, Illinois. On March 4, 1997 he was united in marriage to Kimberly Perry in Tempe, Arizona. Buddy was a truck driver by trade, but most of all just loved to travel and explore. Buddy was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. He passed away at his home on June 9, 2012, reaching the age of 50 years and 18 days.

Buddy was a loyal hobbyist and spent his spare time collecting and building model cars, aircraft and most recently military vehicles. He also loved to build scary creatures for his brother. Buddy loved any form of trivia – music, lyrics, military knowledge, history or actors in movies. Buddy also loved writing song lyrics.

Buddy leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 23 years, Kim (Mitts) Perry; three sons, Dustin and his wife, Dan’elle Perry; Joshua Mitts and Michael Cole; three grandchildren, Zoee Perry, Tristan Mitts and Kiera Rechelhoff; a brother, Jimmie Mitts; sisters, Linnie (Harry) Signor; Mary Ellen (Seabern) Barry; Thelma Pridemore and Karen (Mark) Schreiber; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Dale Mitts Sr. and his mother, Martha Pridemore; a sister, Faye Davidson; two great nephews, Kenneth Helm and Nathan Farrell and all his grandparents.