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Courtney, John -- 1925 - 2000


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Date: 6/29/2010 at 14:52:06

Decorah Public Opinion, Tuesday, August 1, 2000

John 'Jack' Courtney

John J. "Jack" Courtney, 75, of Decorah, died Wednesday, July 26, 2000, at the Aase Haugen Home.

Memorial services were held Monday, July 31, at 11 a.m., at St. Benedict Catholic Church, with the Rev. Msgr. E.W. Lechtenberg officiating.

Mary Beth Bouska was the organist. Cindy Schissel sang "Only a Shadow." Congregational hymns were "Amazing Grace," "On Eagle's Wings" and "Be Not Afraid."

His grandchildren were honorary bearers. Burial was at the St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery in Bluffton with full military rites by the Helof-Holm V.F.W. Post No. 1977. The Fjelstul Funeral Home handled arrangements.

John J. "Jack" Courtney was born July 12, 1925, in rural Winneshiek County, the son of Michael R. and Anna (Neubauer) Courtney.

Jack attended schools in Protivin and Decorah, graduating from the Decorah High School in 1943. He served in the United States Army during World War II.

He was married to Ann D. Whalen June 21, 1949, at St. Benedict Catholic Church.

After the war, Jack returned to Winneshiek County and farmed with his brother, Peter, until 1966, when they moved to Decorah. Jack then worked for Northeast Farm Service, followed by the Fred Carlson Co., until he retired in 1985.

He was a member of St. Benedict Catholic church and a 50-year member of the Helof-Holm V.F.W. Post No. 1977.

Survivors include his wife, Ann; five children, Mike and Becky Courtney of Dubuque, Tom and Vanessa Courtney of Decorah, Bob and Robyn Courtney of Decorah, Jerry Courtney of Duluth, Minn., and Ellen and Don O'Conner of St. Paul, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Darren, Tara, Lynnea, Andrew and Ashley Courtney, and Kathleen and Molly O'Conner; one sister, Kay and Cy Bouska of Protivin; and one sister-in-law, Shirley Courtney of Decorah.

John "Jack" Courtney was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Peter and James; and one sister, Virginia Segerson.

Transcribed by an IA GenWeb Volunteer from obituaries found in the Howard-Winneshiek Genealogy Society Library, Cresco, Iowa.


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