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Randy Dodds

January 13, 1951 — May 1, 2024


Randy Dodds, 73, of Ankeny, formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at his home.

Randy was born January 13, 1951, the son of Morton and Barbara (Hill) Dodds. He graduated from Mount Pleasant High School and continued his education at Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, Missouri. On January 26, 1990, Randy was united in marriage to Peggy Gray. The couple enjoyed 33 wonderful years of marriage. Randy’s father started Dodds Insurance Agency, where Randy sold health and life insurance. He attended the Trenton Missionary Church and The Ridge Church in Ankeny. Randy was an avid Dallas Cowboy and Iowa Hawkeye fan. He enjoyed cooking, fishing, and especially spending time with his family and friends.

Randy is survived by two sons Terry (Wyndie) Gholson of Ankeny, Travis Gholson of Mount Pleasant; three daughters Belinda (Chuck) Allen of Mount Pleasant, Rebecca Dodds of Dubuque, Sally Dodds of Omaha, NE; six grandchildren Brady, Morgan, Madisyn Gholson, Lydia (Keegan) Pullis of Des Moines, Leah Allen of Mount Pleasant, Ethan Bever of Dubuque; a great grandson Noah Pullis; and a nephew Brandon Ha. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Peggy, and a brother Kent Dodds.

Memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at the Olson-Powell Chapel and Crematory. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established for Trenton Missionary Church. The Olson-Powell Chapel and Crematory is caring for Randy and his family.

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