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September 28, 2016 Obituaries - Harry S. McGrath
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Harry S. McGrath

1928 - 2016

Harry S. McGrath, 88, of Ainsworth, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Parkview Manor in Wellman. Burial will be held at a later date in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. There will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com. The Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Riverside is caring for Harry’s arrangements and his family.

Harry Samuel McGrath was born on April 15, 1928, in Story, Iowa the son of Earl W. and Myrtle M. (Utley) McGrath. Harry served with the United States Army from January 22, 1951 – December 23, 1952, during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Corporal and he also received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. On November 1, 1953, Harry was united in marriage to Betty Lucile Tharp in Iowa City. He was a farmer in the Iowa City area his entire life. Harry was a DAV Commander for 25 years for Johnson, Washington, Iowa and Cedar counties. He enjoyed volunteering for the VA, gardening working outside and feeding the birds.

Harry will be missed by his wife, Betty of Ainsworth; two children: Kevin McGrath and his wife, Dianne of Ainsworth and Vicki Olson of Glyndon, Minnesota; five grandchildren: Chad (Heidi), Meagan, Alli, Lauren and Adam (Amy); three great-grandchildren: Aydan, Ryder and Brody; one sister: Myrtle Robinson of Victor, Iowa; and one brother: Ted McGrath and his wife, Soledad of National City, California; and many nieces and nephews.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Tom, Joe, Fred; and two sisters: Nadine and Vita.

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