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-Maria and Pedro Moedano-

Maria Moedano, 46, and Pedro Moedano, 46, of Columbus Junction, Iowa, died Sunday, September 7, 2008 at their home in Columbus Junction.

Mass of the Resurrection for Maria and Pedro was Friday, September 12, 2008 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Columbus Junction. Rev. Joseph Sia officiated. Casket bearers were family members and friends. Burial for Maria was in Greenwood Cemetery in Muscatine, and Pedro was buried in San Diego, CA. Visitation was held on Thursday, September 11th from 4:00-9:00 pm at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Columbus Junction. Memorials have been established at the funeral home in Maria and Pedro’s name. Online condolences may be left to the Moedano family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Maria DeLourdes Gutierrez was born on March 11, 1962 in Hidalgo, Mexico, the daughter of Guadalupe and Elvira (Suarez) Gutierrez. Maria was united in marriage to Pedro Moedano in Hidalgo, Mexico. She was a production worker at Tyson Foods, Incorporated in Columbus Junction and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Maria enjoyed cooking, shopping and taking pictures, but most of all spending time with her children. Pedro was born on March 7, 1962 in Hidalgo, Mexico, the son of Jose and Juliana (Perez) Moedano. He was also a production worker at Tyson Foods, Inc. and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Pedro enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting and dancing and spending time with friends.

Maria and Pedro will be dearly missed by their children, Alfredo Moedano of Ohio, Carlos Moedano and fiancée, Brandy Koenig of Muscatine, Sandy Moedano, Blanca Eli Moedano and Guadalupe Ivan Moedano, all of Columbus Junction; one grandchild, Marcos Anthony Moedano; Maria’s mother, Elvira Gutierrez of Mexico; Pedro’s parents, Jose and Juliana Moedano of San Diego, CA; Maria’s 4 sisters and 1 brother; Pedro’s 3 sisters and 6 brothers; and many friends.

Maria and Pedro were preceded in death by Maria’s father and 2 brothers; and Pedro’s paternal and maternal grandparents.

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