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Governor Branstad’s father dies at age 89

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s father has passed away at age 89.

Edward Branstad lost his battle with cancer on Friday, July 26, 2013 in Mason City, according to a statement from Branstad’s office.

Branstad said his father is at peace now.
“I want to thank everyone for their prayers, well-wishes and offers of support as our whole family goes through this difficult time,” Branstad said.

Edward Branstad’s visitation and funeral will be held at Waldorf College on 6th St. in Forest City, Iowa. The visitation is Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Salveson Hall. The funeral is scheduled for Monday, July 29, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Waldorf Auditorium.

Burial will immediately follow at Forest Home Cemetery in Leland.