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Obituary-Joe K. Brummel

Posted February 22, 2001
Joe K. Brummel, 67, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, of a coronary while traveling to Tennessee. Services were held Monday, February 19, 2001 at First Christian Church, Cedar Falls, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Leighton, Iowa.

Joe was born May 14, 1933, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of Joe and Grace (Knowles) Brummel. On November 24, 1955, he was united in marriage to Jeneanne Chivers in Des Moines. He received his B.S. degree from Iowa State University in 1955. Upon graduation, he taught at Charles City High School, then became the Agriculture Extension Director of Black Hawk County. Joe was president of Danish Mutual Insurance and Brummel Madsen and Associates. He was past president and chair of the National Dairy Cattle Congress board, past president and chair of the Waterloo Greyhound Park, chair of the Black Hawk County YMCA board, and the First Christian Church board, chair of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies-Farm Division, Iowa Representative on the Board of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders Association, Trustee of Bremwood Childrens Home and served on the Cedar Falls School School Board. Joe belonged to various other civic and charitable organizations and earned the 1998 Governors Volunteer Award for outstanding service to the State of Iowa.

Joe Brummel’s name is associated with such well-known horses as Prime Design, Royal’s Mr. Perfect and Sound The Alarm. At the present time he had horses in training with Steve Aymett Stables, including Extracy and Extra Expense.

Joe is survived by his wife, Jeneanne of Cedar Falls; two daughters, Karen D. Visser of Marshalltown and Janna S. Lang of Cedar Falls; two sons, Joe D. of Springfield, IL, and Brian J. of Cedar Falls; and twelve grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the church or the American Heart Association.

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