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Dorrance J. Mesch

JOHNSTON, Iowa — Dorrance James ‘DJ’ Mesch, 90, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa.

Dorrance was born July 23, 1921, in Osakis, Minn., to Joseph D. and Alice Rose (Moore) Mesch. He was a United States Army Veteran, an inspector for the Federal Housing Administration and lived in Iowa and Minnesota for many years.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lorraine Mesch.

Dorrance is survived by his son, Mike and Lauren Mesch; daughters Karen and Patrick Furleigh, Patricia and Gary Frost, Kathleen Bagby; his brother, Joseph Arthur Mesch, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be directed to Mercy Hospice Johnston 5820 Winwood Dr., Johnston, Iowa, 50131-1821.