Dwayne Cassill 1947-2019

2 Memorial Services will be held


Carefree Church

Monday, December 2, 2019

4:00 PM Service, Reception to follow

5025 East Carefree Highway,

Cave Creek, AZ. 85331 


Celebration of Life reception:

Sunday, December 8, 2019

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Cassill Motors Inc

2939 16th Ave SW,

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404 


In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted on behalf of Dwayne and his family to:

Carefree Church

(please note the Cassill Family)

5025 East Carefree Highway,

Cave Creek, AZ. 85331


Dwayne Cassill, Buckeye, AZ, passed away on Monday, November 25th, at his home.

He is survived by his children, Roger and Colleen Cassill, Jay and Shelly Cassill, and Stephanie (Cassill) and Chad Prochaska. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren:  Zachary Cassill, Landon (Katie) Cassill, Echo Cassill, Josh Cassill, Jeremy (Crystal) Cassill, Bridget Prochaska, and Carla Prochaska, and 5 great grandchildren. His sisters:  Glenda (Joe Hobbs), Deb DeJongh, and Sherry (Mike Willour) Miller and many nieces and nephews including very special Ron Canny (Phoenix). And his former wife: Janet Dale. Dwayne is also survived by his special friend Joyce Hall (Buckeye, AZ), and best friends Randy & Cherie Poston

Dwayne was preceded in death by his sister Echo, his parents Irene and Harvey Cassill, and his grandson, Alex Prochaska.

Dwayne Cassill was born on September 30, 1947 in Ottumwa, Iowa.  He moved to Cedar Rapids where he worked for several years at Wilson's Meat Packing Plant as the General Foreman.  Later, by the grace of God, in 1972 he and Janet founded a modest car business that they named "Cassill Motors & Towing" 47 years later that would become his legacy.   Dwayne was the original Car Geek. He taught his boys everything from mechanical and body work, to selling cars, and leading people. Dwayne was self-taught and resourceful.  As he learned more and taught his boys, they developed a bond that few can understand, but every dad wishes for. Together, they built a business. Dwayne also understood and related to people extremely well.  In the auto business or in his real estate endeavors if you knew him, then you connected with him. He was a man of his word and he was genuine. Many families were given opportunities that they otherwise would not have had because of his generosity.  

Dwayne was never afraid to get involved and do the things that needed to be done.  From time served on the Twin Pines Church Board, to the creation of the Iowa Independent Auto Dealers Association, Dwayne was a leader.  He served as both Vice President and later as President of the IIADA in a pivotal time in the history of that organization. He was also a regional director of the NIADA, a member of Toastmasters, Rotary Clubs, AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association). and the Elks Club.   Dwayne was interviewed and featured several times in the National Independent Auto Dealers Association Magazine.

One of the life skills that he was proudest of is that he had been a pilot for 40 years.  Originally he earned his license for business purposes, but he loved his Cessna and Beechcraft and traveled many air miles - many of which were circles around the city with friends.  He shared his love of flying with his Granddaughter Echo and son Roger as pilots. Dwayne belonged to the Carefree Church in Cave Creek, AZ. There will be 2 memorial services for him, one in AZ and one in IA