John Francis McFadden, 88, of Randalia, Iowa, passed away on Jan. 24, 2019, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner, Iowa.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in
Fayette with Father Henry Huber officiating. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Cemetery, rural Fayette.
A public visitation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in Fayette and for one hour before the service at the church on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette. S.K. Rogers Funeral Home in Fayette is in charge of the arrangements.
John was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Randalia, son of Fred and Irene (Thamert) McFadden. He married Mary Jo Brunkhorst in Lamont on July 3, 1954. She passed away on Dec. 27, 1998. John married Alyce Woltzen in Fayette on June 21, 2008. She passed away on Sept. 23, 2018.
He graduated from Randalia High School and farmed near Randalia until he recently retired. He was involved in many organizations and boards and was a lifelong member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fayette. In 2018, John's farm received the Heritage Award for being in the family 150 years.
John is survived by two daughters, Pam Morales of Marion and Anne Huey of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sons, Michael (Cindy) of Randalia and Vincent (Paula) of Waterloo; a son-in-law, Todd Hertog; 11 grandchildren, Shane, Megan, Collin, Erin, Sean, Marissa and Ryan McFadden, Alexandra and Jack Huey, Jessica Brownell and James Gibbons; great-grandchildren, Jaxson Brownell, Jonny Gibbons and Joey Gibbons; two sisters, Patricia (Jim) Rederer of Bloomington, Minn., and Kathleen (Dave) Van Wart of Richardson, Texas; in-laws, Mary McFadden, Dr. and Mrs. John Brunkhorst, Patricia Maas and Joe Green, Marlene Goetschel, Dr. and Mrs. Joe Brunkhorst, Phillip and Ann Brunkhorst, and Jim and Monica Piersall.
He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas; a daughter, Patricia; a son-in-law, Dave Morales; and a brother, Vernon.