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Dallas Wheatley, 29

Dallas Wheatley, 29, of Adair, Iowa, died Sunday, June 25, 2023.
Dallas Marius Wheatley was born on August 13, 1993, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Rick and Roxy Wheatley.  As a kid he loved to ride 4-wheelers, play with the neighborhood kids, and race RC cars.  The one thing that could take Dallas away from all of the normal kid stuff was the love of farming he developed at a young age.  He went with his dad, Rick every chance he could, this never really changing through the years.  In high school, he farmed alongside his dad and enjoyed playing football and running track.  Dallas graduated from Adair-Casey High School in the Class of 2012.  Dallas attended WYOTech for a semester and then returned home to farm with his dad.  His passion for farming was evident each day; he was self-motivated, meticulous, and had an extraordinary work ethic.
Farming wasn’t just his way of life; it was his hobby; he loved everything about it.  Dallas looked forward to spending time with his family and friends, riding his motorcycle and tinkering with anything he could to make it look better.
Dallas could have never dreamed the amount of joy his son, Duelley, brought him. Duelley was the light of his life and Dallas loved him more than anyone or anything in the world!  He was the best dad to Duelley and took him everywhere.  Duelley was always so happy to see his dad come home from farming, watching for him out the window and when he heard his truck pull in the driveway he would dart towards the door.
Dallas will be remembered as kind, soft hearted, strong willed, a jokester, funny, sarcastic, a hard worker, a role model, a devoted father, loyal to his core to the people he loved, keeper of peace within the family, negotiator when buying things, and fixer of everything.
All of Dallas’ wonderful ways and radiant smile will be forever missed by his son, Duelley Wheatley; dog, Diesel, parents, Rick and Roxy Wheatley; brother, Austin Wheatley (Louie & Lucy – his dogs); sisters Brandy (Spenser) Jorgensen and Charity (Kory) Chesnut; nieces, Ayla Jorgensen, Vayler Jorgensen and MaKardi Chesnut; nephews, Jaxxen Jorgensen, Charlie Herrick and Kortland Chesnut; grandma, Shirley Wheatley; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Marvin Jorgensen, Darlene Jorgensen, LeRoy & Marjorie Wheatley, aunt, Sharon Turner, cousins, Holly and Brian Jorgensen and his great-grandparents.
Open visitation was at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 10th at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic, followed by visitation with the family present from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. ***The funeral home will be closed to the public from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday, for a private family viewing.***
Funeral services was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 11th at the First United Methodist Church in Atlantic.  A luncheon was held immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.  Burial will be held in the Sunnyhill Cemetery in Adair, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family or to a charity of your choice.
Roland Funeral Service is caring for Dallas’ family and his arrangements. Condolences may be left at

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