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Jerry Fortune

December 12, 1931 — May 9, 2008

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa or to the Columbia Fire Department. Jerry Fortune was born December 12, 1931 in Knoxville, Iowa to Claude and Mayme Fortune. He had lived on the home place since he was 1 year old and took pride in caring for the family farm. He also enjoyed traveling and wintering in Texas for several years. Jerry and Joyce's children and grandchildren were very special to him. He was a very giving and patient person and will be missed greatly by his family. Jerry was an Ironworker and belonged to the Ironworkers Local 67 for many years. He was also a Deputy Sherriff in Marion County for 10 years and worked with the Marion County Road Department for several years. He was a Navy Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict in the Philippines and the Marshall Islands and was a 55 year member of the American Legion. Jerry passed away Friday, May 9, 2008 in Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his parents: Claude and Mayme Fortune; a daughter Carleen Mason; and a sister Betty Roberts. Jerry is survived by his wife Joyce of Melcher-Dallas; children: Allen Farrell of Knoxville, Marina Weis of Lacona, Linda (Joe) Snook of Melcher-Dallas, and Mike Farrell of Birmingham, Alabama; 11 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; siblings: Jim Fortune of Montezuma, Jack Fortune of Pleasant Hill, Carolyn Carroll of Weldon, and Joy Jackson of Weldon; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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