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John "Jack" Holverson

June 19, 1938 — April 3, 2021

John "Jack" Holverson, 82, of Mt. Pleasant, IA, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021, at his home.

Born June 19, 1938 in Illinois, Jack was the son of John O. and Rose (Dunn) Holverson. He graduated from Dakota High School in Dakota, IL, in 1956. Jack served in the U.S. Army following high school. He worked for John Deere in Davenport for 29 years. Jack was united in marriage to Barbara Sloan on January 2, 1965 in Dubuque, Iowa, until her passing in 1998.

On August 21, 2004, Jack married Linda Snyder in West Liberty, IA. He had previously lived in DeWitt. Jack and Linda lived in West Liberty and Trenton prior to making their home in Mt. Pleasant for the past 10 years. Jack enjoyed working in the yard, gardening, dancing, spending time with family and spending the winters in Arizona. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Jack is survived by his wife Linda of Mt. Pleasant; two sons, Tim Holverson of Overland Park, KS, Todd (Lynn) Holverson of Cedar Rapids, IA; three step-daughters, Chris (Wendell) Whaley, Nancy (Dick) Watson, Tracy Snyder all of Mt. Pleasant; three grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, twelve step great-grandchildren; three brothers, Mike Holverson of Illinois, Pat Holverson of Minnesota and Dan Holverson of Washington.

Jack was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara, a brother, Jim and sister, Judy.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at the Olson Powell Memorial Chapel, family present from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. A Christian Vigil Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 8, 2021, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Mt. Pleasant. Father Paul Connolly, celebrant. The service will be live streamed on Powell Funeral Homes Facebook page, our website and St. Alphonsus YouTube page. Burial with military rites will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dubuque at 2:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be directed to

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

12:00 - 7:00 pm

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

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607 S Jackson St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641

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