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Iris Maxine Porter Harms Young
May 17, 1934 – August 16, 2017
Iris Young, 83, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the Woodlands in Anamosa, following a sudden illness.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at the First Congregational Church, Anamosa, where friends called after 10 a.m. Pastor Mona Burns officiated at the services. Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa has been entrusted with the services.
Iris Maxine Porter was born on May 17, 1934, in Iowa City. She was the daughter of Harold and Nellie Porter, the sister of Opal and Doris, and had a special cousin, Phyllis. Iris graduated from Anamosa with the class of 1951. She spent most of her life working with her husband on the family farm but also worked a short time at the Collins Company in Anamosa and then enjoyed fifteen years with the Home Interiors Corporation. In her later years, she served as treasurer for the First Congregational Church, where she and Harlin were long time members.
After high school graduation, Iris married Garriet Harms. Garrit lost his life in the Korean Conflict shortly after their marriage.
On May 18, 1952, Iris married Harlin E. Young at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Together, they shared fifty-six years of marriage, always staying in the Anamosa area until Harlin passed away July 16, 2008.
Iris is survived by two daughters, Loni (Bill) Heidbreder and Vona (Ken) Stelken; grandsons, Nathan Young, Cody, Casey and Cale Stelken and Alex Heidbreder; great-grandchildren, Harley and Cory Stelken and Eian and Eryn Young; and her sister, Doris Husmann. She also dearly loved her nephew, Wayne Bohlken, and had many special friends including her cat, Abigail.
Iris was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Nellie Porter; her husband, Harlin Young; her son, Mark Young; her grandsons, Joel Stelken and Nicholas Young; and her sister, Opal Poock.
Iris will be missed by all who loved her but is now at peace.

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Source: Anamosa Journal-Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 24 August 2017

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