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Some photos from the events that we have at Seminole Valley Farm Museum. Check out our events page and then check out the individual events themselves. 

R. Dean Airy, 88, passed away on April 19, 2022, at the Unity Point Health-St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, with the Pastor Jim Langley officiating. Internment and military honors will be offered at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery-Garden of Serenity.

Dean was born on Aug. 24, 1933, in Derby, Iowa. He was the son of the late John and Beulah (Mundell) Airy. On June 6, 1954, Dean married the love of his life, Jan Porter. Together they had four children. Dean served in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, attaining the rank of Brigadier General.

He was employed by Rockwell Collins for many years until his retirement in 1995. Dean was a 50-year member of the Boy Scouts of America. Dean belonged to the American Legion, the Sons of the Civil War and was a Civil War Reenactor with the 24th of Iowa.

Those left to cherish Dean's memory are his children, Lee (Ron) Habrich of Canby, Ore., Nancy (Bob) Benson, of Dublin, Ohio, Dave (Pat) Airy, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Brad (Katie) Airy, of Dublin, Ohio; six grandchildren, Matt, Erin, Megan, Melissa, Chad and Taylor; and eight great-grandchildren; his siblings, Dot (Frank) Stermole, of Golden, Colo., and Joan (Curtis) Patrick, of Henderson, Nev.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jan; his parents; and a granddaughter, Jordyn Airy.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Hawkeye Area Council Boys Scouts of America.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Unity Point Health-St. Luke's Hospital and especially the hospice team for all the love and support they showed Dean and his family while he was in their care.

Current Updates

The flea markets are over and now it is time to get ready for Reflections of the Civil War. This year will be a repeat of last year. It will be a living history event. There will still be skirmishes through out the day as well as many demonstrations. We have refined last years schedule so there are not so many demos going on at the same time. The schedule will be posted on the events page. While there is a skirmish scheduled for each day they may pop up at any time.

Below is a notice about a dear friend with the 24th Iowa. He passed earlier this year and will be greatly missed.     

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