Colton Dale Gunsolley

Colton Dale Gunsolley

Colton Dale Gunsolley
March 16, 1999 – September 11, 2021
Pleasantville, Iowa | Age 22

Colton Dale Gunsolley, 22, of Pleasantville, died Saturday, September 11, 2021, as a result of a motorcycle accident near Pleasantville. He was born on March 16, 1999, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of David and Lisa (Cranston) Gunsolley.

He attended Pleasantville High School and graduated with the Class of 2017. During his time in high school, Colton participated in football, wrestling, golf and FFA. He spent hours in the weight room in high school and after high school making sure he maintained “The Gunz”.

His go big or go home approach to life was prevalent and contagious. At 14 Colton purchased his 1970 F250 pickup, vehicle his brother had owned that Colton had an eye for from the time he was little. Shortly after his 18th birthday he purchased his first house.

Following high school, he worked at Vermeer in Pella while also working as a farm hand at a cattle farm. He later owned and operated C & C Towing in Knoxville. While continuing to manage his towing company, Colton took his dream job at Murphy Towers in Hartford as a tower climber.

He enjoyed riding dirt bikes, fishing, riding snow mobiles, shooting, 4-wheeling, kayaking and being outdoors. He also enjoyed working on and cruising around in his old Ford and riding motorcycles. His last ride was Saturday, September 11, 2021, participating in a 9-11 tribute ride. Colton had a love for adventure. He would create and share his Tik Tok videos to share his adventures. His favorite Tik Tok follower was his mom, as he knew most of his antics made her anxious. Colton had a heart of gold protected by a mountain of a man. His work hard, play hard, straight shooting, patriotic ways will be missed by all. His family is very proud of the man he had become in his short 22 years, not a minute will go by that he isn’t missed.

His family includes his parents, David and Lisa Gunsolley of Pleasantville, Iowa; his brother, Eric Gunsolley of Fremont; his sister, Kaitlin Gunsolley of Miami, Florida; and his paternal grandparents, Glenn and Marilyn Gunsolley of South Sioux City, Nebraska. He is also survived by his niece and nephew, Daffney and Andrian; aunts and uncles, Steve (& Lisa) Gunsolley, Linda Stevens, Linda (& Charlie) Scholtus, Lorraine (& Gary) Moore, Kay Cranston (his God Mom) and Jason Cranston; and many cousins, friends and co-workers.

Colton was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clair and Doris Cranston.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with Pastor Mike Sereg officiating.
Burial will follow services in the Bethel Cemetery near the family farm by Bussey, Iowa. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 15, 2021, beginning after 12:00 noon with Colton’s family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. present to greet friends and relatives. The family asks that those attending the service dress casual.
Those wanting to ride motorcycles to the services are encouraged to do so, please note the funeral procession will go over several miles of gravel.
In lieu of flowers or financial donations, the family asks that you continue Colton’s legacy of giving blood by donating blood at your local blood center.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Colton Dale Gunsolley please visit the Bates Funeral Chapel Sympathy Store.

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