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Liness Littrell, 86, of North Liberty, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at home with his family by his side.
He was born Feb. 4, 1931,
in Iowa City, the son of Ralph and Arlene Gruwell Littrell. After graduating from City High, he attended the University of Iowa for two years and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean War. Following his service, he owned and operated Swisher Farm Supply for over 40 years.
He was a 61-year member of the Swisher American Legion Post 671 and a past post commander.
Liness is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Randy (Darlene DeLong), Karen (Tim) Hughes, Dan, Chuck (Patricia Chalupsky) and Kris (Jeff) Schiltz; and known as Papa to his five grandchildren, Jake, Nick and Sean Hughes and Dillon and Sydney Schiltz. Also surviving are a sister, Lillian Rummelhart; a brother-in-law, Ken (Jan) Matyk; and special friends, John and Judy Schiltz.
There will be no visitation. A private family burial with military rites will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be sent to the family for Iowa City Hospice or the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center.
To share an online condolence with his family, please go to the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com.
Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City is caring for Linesses family and his services.
A special thank-you to Iowa City Hospice and especially nurse, Angelica, for her tender, loving and compassionate care. Also to Dr. Gregg Bozek for the care he gave Liness. His four-legged friends, Buddy and Brook, will miss him greatly for their daily treats.