A memorial celebration for former Iowa Congressman Berkley Bedell will be held next summer in the Spirit Lake, Iowa area.
The 98-year-old Bedell passed away on December 7th, three days after suffering a massive stroke in Naples, Florida.
Bedell represented northwest Iowa for six terms in Congress.
Iowa District Court Judge Jeff Neary interned for Bedell when Neary was a senior at Westmar College.
He later worked part-time for the Congressman in his Sioux City office:
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Neary says Bedell was not perceived as a “traditional Democrat” by district voters and was good at getting things done that were important for northwest Iowans.
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Bedell last appeared in Sioux City last July to campaign with Senator Elizabeth Warren, who he supported for president.
A visitation for Bedell will be held at Peace Harbor on Highway 86 in Spirit Lake, on Friday, July 24th at 5:00 pm.
A memorial celebration is planned for July 25th at the Spirit Lake United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine, P.O. Box 2860, Loveland, Colorado, 80538.
Photo courtesy Elizabeth Warren Facebook