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Geoff Fein


Geoff Stuart Fein, 60, of Newton died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.

Memorial visitation with family present was from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., in Osceola. Memorial contributions may be directed to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Online condolences may be left at www.kalefuneralhome.com.  

Geoff Stuart Fein, son of Bernard Fein and Kay (Kurtz) Fein Pattison, was born Oct. 2, 1958, in New York, New York. Geoff grew up in California and graduated with a degree in journalism from Cal State LA. Following graduation, his career to him to many places including crime reporting in California, government and politics in Iowa and covering Navy, Pentagon, military defense and government agencies in various capacities. He worked for the Indianola Record Herald several years, and was currently employed at Janes.

On Aug. 27, 2005, he married Valerie Crain Fein at Newton.

Geoff is survived by his wife Valerie Fein of Newton; mother and stepfather, Kay and Harley Pattison of California; in-laws, LD and Patty Crain of Monroe; brother Adam (Val) Fein and their daughter Ally of Wildwood, Missouri; sister-in-law Melissa (Ray) and their children, Elena, Maegan and Alex, all of Ankeny; as well as other relatives and many friends.

Geoff was preceded in death by his father Bernard Jeremiah Fein.

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