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Richard R. Dick Loonan

November 7, 1927 — May 14, 2011

Richard Raymond (Dick) Loonan was born November 7, 1927 in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of George V. and Betty Loonan. Dick entered eternal rest on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning, Iowa at the age of eighty-three years.
Dick graduated from high school at Hudson Consolidated School in 1945. He received a BS degree in Agriculture from Iowa State University in 1949. Following graduation he worked for the ISU Extension Service for one year before returning to Hudson to join the family farming operation. He married Jean Copeman of Grundy Center in 1950.
Dick was a charter member of the Hudson Community Church and was serving as chairman of the board when he moved from the community in 1958. He moved to Tama, Iowa where he taught GI on the farm training and farmed.
In 1962 Dick moved to Gowrie in Webster County to become a bank vice president and loan officer. While in banking, he graduated from ISU Ag Credit School and the Graduate School of Banking, Madison Wisconsin. He served as president of the Webster County Bankers and was chairman of the Livestock Industrial committee of the Iowa Bankers Association. While at Gowrie he also was Secretary Treasurer of the Gowrie Community Development Corporation.
The Loonan family moved to their farm north of Corning in Adams County in 1972. For the past 37 years, Dick and his daughter Judy have been known throughout the Midwest for their beef seedstock operation featuring Red Angus, Red Simmental, and Sim-Angus cattle. Dick was a fourth generation Loonan cattleman and had continuously owned cattle since 9 years of age.
Although Dick thrived on his success as a business man, his true joy in life was making memories with his family. As a proud grandpa, he shared his love of nature and horses with his grandkids from a very young age. He also enjoyed taking them on vacations to Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana, along with many other adventures. When he became a great grandpa, he took much delight in spending time with the great grandkids. His family will always remember his love for Iowa State Cyclone sports and his passion for collecting inspirational quotes.
Left to cherish his memory include his former wife and lifelong best friend, Jean Loonan; son, Patrick Loonan; daughter, Judy Loonan; daughter, Linda Mullen and husband Tony, all of Corning; grandchildren: Sadie and husband Jason Kruse of Indianola, Laura and husband Justin Cooper of Prescott, Brent Mullen, and Hanna Mullen of Corning; four great grandchildren: Lane and Lillie Kruse, Emma and Carson Cooper.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Corning First Presbyterian Church

907 Grove Avenue, Corning, IA 50841

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