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-John Henry Cutkomp-

A Celebration of Life Service for John Henry Cutkomp, age 92, of Wapello, will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with Pastor Dean Graber officiating.  Burial will follow at the Wapello Cemetery.

John died Saturday evening, March 24, 2012, at the Wapello Nursing and Rehab Center.

The son of Jefferson J. and Edith M. Adamson Cutkomp, John was born on May 17, 1919, in Louisa County, Iowa.  He married N. Alliene Yakle on March 8, 1939 in Burlington.  She preceded him in death on September 20, 2003.

He was a graduate of Wapello High School.  John was a farmer and had worked for the ASCS office for several years.  In addition he worked as a dispatcher for the Louisa County Sheriff Department for a number of years.

John grew up attending the Louisa Center Church and later the Cairo Church.  He was an Honorary Member of the USS Birmingham Reunion Group.  He enjoyed traveling, dancing, and entertaining people.

His family includes a daughter, Joyce and David Kerr of rural Morning Sun; four grandchildren, Angela Kerr of Normal, Illinois, Joshua Pretz of Columbus Junction, Audra and Kenneth Brown of Summerville, South Carolina, and Jennifer Pretz of Columbus Junction; a great-granddaughter, Olivia Brown; a sister, Betty and Kenny McChesney of Wapello; a sister-in-law, Mary Rose Cutkomp of Hills; one like a daughter, Joan Pretz of Columbus Junction; and two very special friends, Jennie Small and Kester Gladfelder both of Wapello. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alliene; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharolyn and Vaughn Pretz; and a brother, Robert Cutkomp.

Friends may call from noon to 8:00 PM on Wednesday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello where the family will meet with friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

A memorial fund has been established for the Great River Hospice and the Wapello Rescue Unit.

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