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Lonnie Poland Osceola

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 9:17 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 10:16 a.m. CST

Lonnie Poland, 77, of Osceola died Aug. 10, 2014, at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Osceola United Methodist Church. The Rev. Paul Smith will officiate. Memorials may be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be left at www.kalefuneralhome.com.

Lonnie Neil Poland, son of Anna (White) and Harold Edward Poland, was born Dec. 26, 1936, in Gladbrook.

Lonnie grew up in Gladbrook, and at a young age his family moved to Oakland, Calif.

Lonnie returned to Iowa.

On Aug. 13, 1958, Lonnie married Dorothy Jean Wilcke in Bloomfield.

Lonnie and Dorothy lived in Iowa, California, Arizona, Texas and Colorado, before returning to Iowa.

Lonnie worked as a house painter, with his father, stepfather and for himself.

Lonnie is survived by his children, William (Judy) Poland of Des Moines, Lonnie (Doug) Harris of Adair and DeWayne (Deborah) Poland of Osceola; grandchildren, Andrea  (Adam) Severson of Clive, Jeremy  (Kristen) Poland of West Des Moines, Chad (Traci) Stephenson of Adair, Bailey Harris of Denver, Colo., Melanie Harris of Walnut, Alyssa Poland of Atlantic, Brittany Smith of Osceola and Dani Poland of Osceola; great-grandchildren, Alexa and Alayna Severson of Clive, Cadence, Jillian and Cain Stephenson of Adair, Katryna and Elian Poland of West Des Moines and Madison Poland of Atlantic; brothers, Terry (Joan) Poland of Vista, Calif., Donald (Deb) Poland of Wellsburg and Edward (Anita) Poland of Iowa Falls; brother-in-law James Galvin of Mesa, Ariz., as well as other relatives and many friends.

Lonnie was preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Harold and Neva Poland; mother and stepfather, Anna and Lee Newcomb; wife; brother Maynard Poland; sisters, Margie Cole and Marianne Galvin; and brother-in-law Frank Cole.

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