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|Jay B. Levsen
November 20, 1926–December 5, 2014
|Jay B. Levsen, 88, died Friday, December 5, 2014, at his home. Memorial Services with military honors will be Friday, December 12, at 3:00 p.m., at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The family will greet friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be at Olin Cemetery at a later date.
Jay was born in Olin, Iowa, on November 20, 1926, to his parents Harry E. and Minna (Rohwedder) Levsen. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II from 1946 to 1948. Jay married Mavis A. Knight on February 19, 1972, at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He worked as a mechanic for Farmstead Foods for twenty-four years and farmed for fifteen years.
Jay is survived by his wife, Mavis; children, Mark, Matt, Joan, Jan and M. E.; stepchildren, Bill, Jeff and Georgina; grandchildren, Nick, Emily, Katie, Kendra, Bryan, Sydney, Erin, Mike, Sara, Becky and Tyler; and great grandchildren, Rachel, Mathew, Ruth, Kayleigh, Aubrey, Helen and Peyton; and sister, Doris Levsen. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, K. C.; brothers, Herbert and Joe; and sisters, Erna and Mary.
He was a good Democrat to the end.
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