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Joseph Book


Joseph Book age 88, of Minburn died on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at his home near Minburn. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 4, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Perry. Visitation will be Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Carris Family Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family and may be left at the Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at

Joseph Francis Book was born on December 16, 1925 at Des Moines, IA to Wayne and Mary Anne (Kautzky) Book. He graduated from Washington Township School. Following graduation he served in the United States Navy Air Force. He was united in marriage to Alice Lorraine Foust on March 5, 1977 at St. Joseph's Church in Des Moines, IA. Joe farmed all of his life on the family farm near Minburn.

Joe was a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Perry. He was also a member of the Antique Tractor Club, Polka Club and the Knights Of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Waters, a brother, Edward Book, 3 brothers-in-law, and a sister-in-law.

Joe will be missed by his loving wife, Alice, Minburn, IA, children, Debra (Patrick) Hampe, Des Moines, IA, James (Lauretta) Utterback, Knoxville, IA, brothers, Philip (Sharon) Book, Iowa Falls, IA, David (Kathy) Book, Minburn, IA and Lawrence (Shirley) Book, Perry, IA, sisters, Marie Vranich, Des Moines, IA, Rita Reves, Adel, IA, and Cecilia Gaudineer, Des Moines, IA, 4 grandchildren, Tony, Corey, Gregory and Elaine, 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Published in Des Moines Register on Aug. 3, 2014
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