Iowans are mourning the passing of former Congressman and businessman Berkley Bedell.
Bedell died Saturday at the age of 98.
His son Tom Bedell says his father suffered a stroke earlier last week.
Berkley Bedell represented northwest Iowa’s 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1987.
He also founded Pure Fishing, a fishing tackle business, based in Spirit Lake.
Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price and Fourth District Chair Penny Rosfjord said in a statement that Bedell fought hard to protect farm families in times of crisis and to help the middle class.