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John J. Lacey Sr. (1937-2022)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 8/29/2022 at 18:46:31

VINTON: John J. Lacey Sr., 85, passed away Friday, August 19, 2022, at Hospice of Mercy in Hiawatha, with his family by his side.

A scripture service will be held at 4:00 PM, Thursday, August 25, 2022, at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E. 6th Street) in Vinton, followed by visitation until 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, August 26, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vinton, with Rev. Jim Brokman as Celebrant. Military Rites will follow the Mass at the church. Interment will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Boone at 3:00 PM on Friday.

John was born on March 7, 1937, to Michael and Mary (Hartman) Lacey in Boone, IA. He graduated from Boone Sacred Heart High School in 1955 and served his Country in the United States Air Force from 1957 through 1962. Following his discharge, John Attended Iowa State University and received a degree in electrical technology. He was united in marriage to Linda K. Fleming on August 26, 1967, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Boone.

The couple moved to Vinton in 1976, where John farmed and worked as a substation engineer for Iowa Electric, later Alliant Energy for 23 years.

John and Linda were devoted members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and John was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He truly loved the farm and enjoyed gardening. Spending time with Linda, his children and especially his grandchildren was his greatest joy. After retiring, John loved to take care of the farm and enjoyed helping his neighbors any way he could.

Survivors include his children, John (Trisha) Lacey Jr. of Altoona, Christopher (Janet) Lacey of Vinton, Mary (Monte) Guyer of Clermont; 14 grandchildren, Patrick and Alex Thomsen, Keith and Adelle Henkle, Brogan and Declan Lacey, Quinn and Ian Marron, Wesley and Ella Lacey, Mitchell (Jennifer) Guyer, Dustin (Samantha Lee) Guyer, Casey and Tanner Guyer; 4 great-grandchildren, Makayla, Harper, Brooklynn, and Dominic Guyer; 2 sisters, Joanna (Jerry) Manriquez of San Jacinto, California, and Patty (Loren) Frazier of Council Bluffs; brother Jim Lacey of Boone; and 2 sisters-in-law, Karen Lacey of Georgia, and Karon Lacey of Ankeny.

He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife Linda in 2003; 3 great-grandchildren, Braeden James, Summer Rose, and Adaline Paige Guyer; and 2 brothers, Tom Lacey, and Mike Lacey.

Online condolences: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com


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