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Obituaries

Michael L. Needham

Michael L. Needham, 70, of Kellogg died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at the Veterans Affairs Central Iowa Health Care System in Des Moines, Iowa.  

A celebration of his life will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Christian Church in Grinnell. Interment with military rites will be held at the Woodland Cemetery in Lynnville.

Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell and the family will be present to greet friends from 2 to 5 p.m. 

Memorials may be designated in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project and Disabled American Veterans, mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Memories and condolence may be shared with the family at www.smithfh.com.

Michael is survived by his wife, Lori Needham of Kellogg; son, Rob Needham of Victor; daughter, Michelle (Nathan) Andrews of Grinnell; eight grandchildren; step-children, James (Denise) Owen of Longmont, Colo., and Julie (Brad) Barrett of Robinson, Texas; and his brothers, Terry Needham of Newton and Gary Needham of Cedar Falls.

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