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Frederick LeRoy Dimon

Frederick LeRoy Dimon, 77, of Granville County and a longtime resident of Newton, Iowa passed away Wednesday, April 20,2022 at Duke University Medical Center.

Fred was born in Jasper County, Iowa on May 29, 1944 to the late LeRoy Athea Dimon and Shelda Irene Vestal. Fred graduated from Newton High School in 1962 where his 440-yard relay team held the state record for numerous years.  He went to the University of Iowa on a track scholarship, graduating in 1966 ROTC commissioned 2nd Lt. in the USAF.  From there he entered the Air Force completing one tour of duty in Vietnam from 1968-1969.  Upon completing his service in 1971 with rank of Captain, he returned to Newton.  He was united in marriage to Margaret Schutty on April 27, 1973.  Throughout his years in Newton he was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Newton Elks B.P.O.E. He also served on the City Council, booster club, and Veteran’s Commission.  He enjoyed his time on the golf course with all of his golf buddies and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan.  In 2021 he and Margaret relocated to Creedmoor, NC to be near their daughter and her family.  Spending time with all of them was his greatest joy.  
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 24,2022 from 1:15 – 1:45 PM at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Creedmoor.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of forty-nine years, Margaret Schutty Dimon; one daughter, Michele Dimon Walker and her husband John Briggs; six grandchildren, Madi, Aidan, Jack, Delaney, Kennedy and Tanner; a brother-in-law, Larry Trotter and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Harrington and Barb Trotter and one nephew, Randy Harrington.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, April 24,2022 at 2:00 PM at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Creedmoor officiated by Priest Padre Leon.


  • Claudia Tharp Posted April 21, 2022 2:34 pm

    Margaret, Michele and families my most sincerest condolences for your recent loss of Fred. Years of friendship flood my memories of good times. Hoping you’ll find peace in your own memories of years together.

  • Jeff Dimon Posted April 21, 2022 2:38 pm

    Margaret and Michele, I am so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. So many memories come rushing to my mind. I am sure you both have so many and always hold on to those as he is always with you. We will all miss a great husband, Dad, Grandpa, cousin and friend. You are in our prayers.

  • Carol Kaisand Posted April 21, 2022 2:47 pm

    Oh Fred! How I miss those days in the Farm Bureau office! You always brightened the day with your humor and witt. You will be greatly missed by many. God bless.

  • Jann Broyles Posted April 21, 2022 3:57 pm

    My heart breaks for all of you. May God give you peace & the memories make you laugh. May you smile every time you think of Fred. Hugs & prayers for all of you. 🙏💖

  • Kathy Winn & family Posted April 21, 2022 3:57 pm

    Margaret, Michele, John and family. We were sorry to hear of your loss of Fred. My prayers are for the emptiness you’ll feel will heal in time. Your memories will help sustain you during this sad time. God bless you all.

  • Linda Gullett Posted April 21, 2022 4:47 pm

    Bob & I send our sincere sympathy to
    Margaret & Family. We pray for healing hearts with time.

  • Brooke Gulling Posted April 21, 2022 4:47 pm

    I am saddened to hear the news. Fred was a joy to be around and always brought a smile to everyone around him. We sure lost a good one. Gone too soon!!

  • Lori Leix Posted April 21, 2022 5:05 pm

    So very sorry..,your loss great by you and many others. May your love and many memories sustain you while you walk this path without Your beloved Fred. Prayers and hugs sent to you all 🙏❤️ In friendship and in caring, Russ and Lori

  • Joe MCCOMBS Posted April 21, 2022 7:29 pm

    Margaret, Michele and the entire family, I am so very sorry for this huge loss!! Fred was an awesome guy and so fun to be around. Sending many thoughts and prayers your way!! Sincerely Joe

  • Bob Pentico Posted April 21, 2022 8:26 pm

    When someone’s time comes sooner than expected, we wonder why! To me that is how I feel about Fred’s passing. Although our paths crossed just a few times over the years, my best memories of Fred are High School oriented. He was a guy you just enjoyed knowing. Wishing strength to the entire family as you go through this tough time.

  • Ed and Cindy White Posted April 21, 2022 10:02 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. Our prayers are with you and the family.

  • Morris and Lana Knopf Posted April 22, 2022 12:36 am

    Lana and I send our thoughts and condolences to Fred’s family. Fred was a special human; cheerful, energetic and positive. We have so many memories of Fred, Margaret and Michele at the Knopf family golf outings. Fred always brought laughter and fun to that event. He will be missed. We will toast to his life whenever we are in Iowa City. Fred was a great Hawkeye fan. Here’s to a life well lived.

  • Nancy Jones Posted April 22, 2022 1:04 am

    This is such sad, sad news! My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family in this most difficult time.

  • Rhonda Walker Carmichael Posted April 22, 2022 2:43 am

    I am so sad to hear this about Freddy!! One of my favorite people in the whole wide world!! Oh Margaret, I am so sorry!! Many thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort being sent your way to you, Michelle and family!! Such a great loss!! May God speed his love to you!!❤️

  • Gary Yoder Posted April 22, 2022 1:07 pm

    What an education I had working with Fred for over 30 years! God bless Margaret and Michele and her family. He was a great person and dear friend. I will miss him!

  • Pat Ferguson Calmes Posted April 22, 2022 1:09 pm

    So sorry to hear of his untimely passing. He had a life well lived.

  • Kris Quick Posted April 22, 2022 1:15 pm

    I’m so saddened by Fred’s passing. My heart goes out to you Margaret & your entire family. Fred was “ All in” in life. With his family, friends and his community. So many memories over the years. He has left his mark on all of us. A life well lived. My kids just loved being at the Dimon home whenever we were back in Newton. We are thinking of all of you at this moment.

  • Matsen Posted April 22, 2022 3:55 pm

    We are so sorry to hear this. We have so many years of fun memories together. He was a loving husband , Dad, grandpa and friend. So proud of Michele and his Grandkids. Sending hugs, prayers and our love to all. ❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️ Steve & Connie.

  • Jim Miller Posted April 22, 2022 8:43 pm

    Margaret, I’m very sorry to hear about Fred, my thoughts are with you.

  • Libbie Marshall Posted April 23, 2022 1:38 am

    Margaret, I am so sad for the loss of your husband. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  • John Gilbert Posted April 24, 2022 12:38 pm

    Sorry to hear about Fred. We went to High School together. I also live in NC about 40 miles east of Creedmore. Wish I had known he moved that close to me. My prayers with all the family

  • Karen Giammatteo Posted April 24, 2022 1:58 pm

    Margaret and Michelle. We are all saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. I have never known a happier guy, always upbeat, always positive and always funny. I knew Fred in college days and he was in our wedding. Always considered him to be one of our dearest friends. Working with him at Farm Bureau was a treat. Stacy, Brooks and I want to tell you how deeply sorry we are and will be praying for your family.

  • Kevin and Kristi Rhoads Posted April 28, 2022 2:30 am

    Margaret, Michele, John and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart feels heavy. Fred was such a wonderful, kind man and full of life and laughter! So many years of memories growing up and I am thankful to have had him as a part of my life. Keeping you all in my prayers that you will have the Lord’s peace and strength.

  • Candice and Tim Kling Posted June 15, 2022 10:49 pm

    Margaret, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Fred grew up one block from my grandmother’s home and we were friends in high school and college. He was always jovial and positive and we had some great times together. Our prayers are with you and your family and God Bless.

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