In loving memory of

Allen A. "Bugsy" Dryer
September 8, 1943 - July 22, 2020

Allen A. "Bugsy" Dryer, 76, of Otter Creek, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, July 22, 2020, at his home.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11:30 A.M., Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the St. Lawrence Cemetery, Otter Creek, Iowa.

It is recommended that you practice social distancing guidelines due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Allen Alvin Dryer was born on September 8, 1943 in Otter Creek, Iowa, to Alvin G. and Florence E. (Lippstock) Dryer. He grew up in Dubuque. He married Donna Mae Blosch at the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque, Iowa on April 24, 1965. To this union three children were born, Ronald, Terry and Kevin.

"Bugsy" as he was affectionaly known farmed and had worked as a construction laborer for many years for Laborers' Union Local 659 in Dubuque. He retired on February 1, 2000. While semi-retired and until present he worked for Gansen Excavaiting.

"Bugsy" was passionate about truck and tractor pulling and had built three trucks for pulling with his son Kevin. They enjoyed entering contests and would travel to area tractor and truck pulls together.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Donna Dryer of Otter Creek, IA; children, Ronald (Krisceda) Dryer of Kewanee, IL, and Terry (Stephanie) Dryer of Kearney, MO; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Helen Roth of Dubuque, IA; a brother, Robert Dryer of Hopeville, IA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Joanne and Bill Blum of Dubuque, IA, Marilyn and Ronnie Pierce of Potosi, WI, and Don Daehler of Dubuque, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Kevin on March 5, 2012, and sisters Betty Shellhause, Janice Daehler and Judy Dryer.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, an Allen A. "Bugsy" Dryer memorial fund has been established.

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CHERYL HARTWIG wrote on Aug 5, 2020:


Rhonda Bickford wrote on Aug 1, 2020:

"Sorry for your family?s loss "

Terry dryer wrote on Jul 29, 2020:

"Dad you were a great father I learned a lot from You. People say I look like you RIP DAD i will always remember you and your sense of humor"

Harry Shady &Audra Martin wrote on Jul 23, 2020:

"Al - You Were One of A Kind !! Always Helping Your Friends & Welding 4- Them !! & Luved Watching You @ Truck & Tractor Pulls !! But No SUFFERING Anymore !! R I P- OLE FRIEND ?? Harry Shady &Audra Martin "

Harry Shady &Audra Martin wrote on Jul 23, 2020:

"Al- You Were One Of A Kind !! ALWAYS HELPING & Welding, For YOUR FRIEND\'S !! &- You LOVED Truck & Tractor Pull\'s !! &- We Enjoyed Watching You !! Our Thoughts & PRAYERS Go Out To Donna & Boy\'s !! R I P-Al !! Your Friend\'s- ?? Harry Shady &Audra Martin "