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Ivan Rector

July 7, 1924 ~ November 9, 2019 (age 95)


Ivan Rector, 95, passed away on November 9, 2019 at Great River Klein Center. He was born in Troy, Iowa the son of Elmer C. Rector and Bessie M. Brooks Rector. On August 5, 1946 he married F. Doreen Navin in Des Moines, Iowa. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force serving from 1942-1946 with service in the South Pacific.

Mr. Rector was a longtime educator in the schools of Iowa for a period of 38 years. He held a B.A degree from Parsons College, a M.A degree from the University of Iowa and an Education Specialist degree from Drake University. He retired in 1985 as the elementary principal in Mediapolis. He loved to hunt, fish, golf and spend time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, four children Dan (Cindy) Rector of Waverly, Dean (Pat) Rector of Marion, Nancy (Jim) Davenport of Storm Lake, Joe (Kim) Rector of West Burlington, 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and only sister.

As per his request there will be no visitation and no service. Cremation has been accorded to the care of Prugh Crematory . 

Cards may be sent to Doreen Rector at Great River Klein Center, 1307 Gear Ave., West Burlington, Iowa 52655.

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No services to be held

Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

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