Ellsworth (Cherokee) Raymond Dascher 76, of Maquoketa, died February 16, 2020 at his residence.
Ellsworth was born February 20, 1943, in Elizabeth, Illinois, where he grew up. On March 22, 1986, he married Tamra Shady in Preston, Iowa and has been happily married for 33 years.
Over the years Cherokee took pride in providing for his family as a farmer and as a truck driver, locally and over the road getting to enjoy seeing numerous states with his wife and kids. In his free time over the years he enjoyed gardening, running TLC greenhouse, hunting, fishing, softball, bowling, and most of all spending time with his family. His greatest accomplishment was becoming one of Jehovah's witnesses. Some other achievements were bowling family doubles with his kids and going to state many times but only making it to nationals once with his son Donald. He bowled a 300 game on March 10, 2016.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Tamra, children Lori, Marlene, Ellsworth Jr., Mary (Steve) McCloy of Miles, Terry (Lisa) Dascher of Maquoketa, Donald (Meui) Dascher of Kent, Washington, Crystal Dascher of Bonney Lake, Washington, Raymond N.(Regina) Dascher of Lost Nation, Pamela (Dakota) Russell of Wheatland, numerous grandkids, great-grandkids, Niece Tasha Ransacker of Maquoketa, Nephew Devin (Melissa) Shady of Camanche and many other beloved nieces and nephews, and 3 brothers, Calvin, Mike, and Jerry Dascher all of Illinois. He is preceded in death by his mother Lois (Aurand) Dascher and father Raymond G. Dascher, sister Pearl (Dascher) Lameyer, brother Dale Dascher, and sons Jeffrey Dascher and Mark Dascher.
All services will be held at The Timber Center 1005 E. Platt St., Maquoketa on Monday, February 24, 2020.
Visitation from 10am-1pm, Funeral talk at 1:30pm. Luncheon to follow.
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