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John BeDillon, 95

September 9, 2013

Oskaloosa - John BeDillon, 95, of Montezuma and formerly of Oskaloosa, died Thursday, September 5, 2013, at the Montezuma Nursing and Rehab. Center in Montezuma. He was born December 4, 1917, at Beacon, Iowa, the son of Abraham Addison and Bridget Catherine Quirk BeDillon. He graduated from the Oskaloosa High School with the class of 1936. He served in the United States Navy, Army and National Guard during WWII. On April 28, 1944, he was united in marriage to Dollie Deubler at the Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Missouri. Dollie died September 8, 2009. John spent 44 years working for the railroad as a brakeman and conductor; first for the M & St. L. then Chicago & Northwest and last for Union Pacific, retiring from there in 1982. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus in Oskaloosa. He also attended the First Baptist Church in Oskaloosa. He was a 50 plus year member of the U.T.U., the Harry L. Anderson Post #34 of the American Legion, V.F.W. and the Eagles. He enjoyed gardening, being outdoors and going for walks. He was a member of the Oskaloosa Honor Guard for many years. John enjoyed keeping up with current events. He was also active within the Democratic Party.



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