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Merle Loofbourrow, 1919-1999

Daily Iowegian - 25 June 1999
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  Merle Loofbourrow, 79, of Centerville died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital.
  He was born Aug. 6, 1919, in Centerville, the son of David and Essie Mae (Fry) Loofbourrow.
  He married Helen Link Sept.; 27, 1942, in Centerville. She survives.
  Also surviving are three sons, Ron Loofbourrow of Dewey, Okla., Don Loofbourrow and his wife, Jan, of West Liberty and David Loofbourrow and his wife, Theresa, of Centerville; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law; and a sister-in-law.
  He was preceded in death by his parents and a half brother, James Hileman.
  He attended Jerome High School until the 10th grade and graduated from Centerville High School. He was assistant caretaker of Jerome Cemetery and farmed. His farm became a Century Farm in 1993 and he lived there until his death.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Johnson-Lange Funeral Home with the Revs. Carl Heien and David Ratchford officiating. Burial will be in the Jerome Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today, Friday.
  A memorial has been established to the Jerome Cemetery and contributions may be left at the funeral home. 

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