I found the obit for Ivan R. Holmes. Burlington Hawkeye, Monday 12/31/1979, page 9---
Ft. Madison-Ivan R. Holmes, 66 of Ft. Madison, Rt. 1, died at 12:45 a.m. Monday at University hospitals, Iowa City. He had been ill for six weeks.
Born Sept. 25, 1913 in Des Moines County, he was the son of Selby and Mammie Gross Holmes. He married Dorothy Lines on April 20, 1934 in Burlington.
He was a retired Lee County farmer. He was a member of the United Church of Christ and the Pastime Club, Ft. Madison.
Surviving his wife, Dorothy; one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Anderson, Wever; two sons, Cheryl(Sonny)Holmes and Terry Holmes, both of Ft. Madison; three brothers, Harley Holmes, Burlington, Warren Holmes, Ft. Madison and Glen Holmes, Fresno, Calif.; one sister Mrs. Gladys Martin, Los Angeles, Calif., and eight grandchildren.
Services 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, King-Lynk Funeral Home, Ft. Madison; Rev. Richard Hempenius. Memorial has been established.
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