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VanDeVelde, Mark J

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GALVA – Mark J. VanDeVelde, 58, of Galva, died at 11:50 AM, Sunday, August 17, 2014 at his home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Friday, August 22 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Galva. Celebrant will be Rev. John Burns. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, August 21 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva with a rosary being recited at 3:30 PM. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center in Iowa City.

He was born December 15, 1955 in Kewanee, the son of Roy W. and Florence M. (Lonka) VanDeVelde. Survivors include his daughter, Markie Jo VanDeVelde of Galva, two brothers, Peter (Linda) VanDeVelde and John (Sue) VanDeVelde, both of Galva, a sister, Jane (Kenneth) Yelm of Liberty Twp., OH, a brother-in-law, Dan Peterson of Mt. Carroll, IL, ten nieces and nephews, seven great nieces and nephews and his special friend, Rita Burrows of Galva. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ann.

Mark graduated from Galva High School in 1974. He was employed as an Agronomist at River Valley Cooperative in Galva. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church where he served as Eucharistic Minister and Lector and had attended several Cursillo’s. He was also a member of the Galva Lions Club, Lake Calhoun and a member and supporter of the Galva Athletic Boosters where he was a primary cooker for their events for many years. He enjoyed golfing and recently biking.