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-Prajedis Zuniga-

Prajedis G. “Kelly” Zuniga, Jr., 64, of Conesville, died peacefully, Saturday, December 29, 2007, at his residence after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Memorial services will be held at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at the
Grace United Church of Christ. Rev. Rick Crooks will officiate the services. Burial will be held in the Conesville Cemetery. Visitation for Prajedis will be held on Wednesday, January 2, from 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Grace United Church of Christ. Following the services a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Conesville Community Center. A memorial has been established at the funeral home in Kelly’s name. S
ympathy notes may be left for the Zuniga family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Columbus Junction.

Kelly was born on December 21, 1943, in Del Rio, Texas the son of Prajedis G. Zuniga, Sr. and Maris de la luz Gonzales. On May 22, 1966, Kelly was united in marriage to Rachel Dominguez. Kelly was a life long resident of Conesville. He worked for the Rath Packing Plant for many years. He then worked at Oral-B in Iowa City until his retirement. He also served as a volunteer firefighter for several years in Conesville. Kelly had a great sense of family, his children and grandchildren always came first. He enjoyed raising chickens, watching NASCAR, spending time with his grandchildren and having coffee with the neighbor.

Kelly will be dearly missed by his wife, Rachel of Conesville; four sons, Kelly Zuniga III and special friend, Lisa Garrison of Conesville, Eddie Zuniga and his wife, Denise of Iowa City, Telly Zuniga and his wife, Carol of Columbus Junction, and Dan Zuniga of Columbus Junction; one step-brother, Tony Gonzales and his wife, Robin of Iowa City; seven grandchildren, Tony, Ceci, Bailee, Rylee, Viri, Dante and Gabriel; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and special nieces and nephews, Anita Valenzuela, Joe Salas, Rosie Watkins, Dora Roush and Janie Holmes.

Kelly was preceded in death by his parents, his mother and father-in-law and siblings, Angelica Zamote, Aurelia Dill, Lupe Torres, Maria Salas, Jose Luis Zuniga, Getrudis Zuniga and Encarnacion Zuniga.

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