Seminole Valley Farm Museum
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.
Our first of 2 flea markets is on Saturday, May 21st rain or shine. Public hours are 9 AM to 4 PM. No admission charge to the public. For vendors it is $40.00 for unlimited space. Everything is welcome as long as it is legal. Antiques to crafts to garage sale items are all welcome. Bring your tables, pop-ups, chairs, blankets, whatever makes you comfortable and displays you items for sale. Contact us ASAP and reserve your spot.
With that being said we have some sad news to share. A good friend and a wonderful person has passed away. Dean Airy was a reenactor with the 24th Iowa. He will be sorely missed by all. We have included the notice here to honor a great man.
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.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.cedarmemorial.com.
[R. Dean Airy]
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