In Memory of

Rex Joseph Powers

March 20, 1932 - October 5, 2020
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Rex Joseph Powers 88, passed away Monday, October 5, 2020 at Accura HealthCare of Pomeroy.  Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, with Fr. Lynn Bruch officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial.  Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church until service time.  Burial will be at St. Francis Cemetery.  Lunch for family and friends to follow at St. Francis Catholic Church Fellowship Hall.  Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family.  The Funeral Mass will be Live Streamed via Palmer & Swank Funeral Home FaceBook Page. 
          Joe is survived by his children, Jack (Diane) Powers of Fort Madison, Mary Susan Powers of Arvada, CO, Patrick (LeAnn) Powers of Eddyville and Lorrie Powers of Council Bluffs; 10 grandchildren, Deborah (Jonathan) Sands of Urbandale, Meghan (Haley) Powers Risdal of Des Moines, Brian Powers of Burlington, Andrew (Shannon) Powers of Cedar Rapids, Angeline Powers of Des Moines, Eion Powers of Des Moines, Cleo Burton of Arvada, CO, Rachel (Tim) Doyle of Memphis, TN, Tanner Powers of Johnston and Alan Powers-Wettestad of Council Bluffs; two great-grandsons, Jackson Edward Evans of Urbandale and Louis Michael Powers of Cedar Rapids and one on the way; his sister, Pauline Walsh of St. Louis, MO; and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick C. and Bessie (Thornton) Powers; brother, Kenneth Powers.

          Rex Joseph Powers was born March 20, 1932 at Rockwell City, Iowa.  He graduated from Rockwell City High School with the Class of 1951 and attended Creighton University in Omaha.  In 1954, he was united in marriage to Susan Ann Dixon.  Joe farmed most of his life in Logan and Center Townships raising crops and livestock until his retirement in 1998.  Joe enjoyed watching his grandkids compete in sports, numerous county and state fairs and was a big Cyclone and Hawkeye fan. He was a faithful member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 a.m. - Saturday
October 24, 2020
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Father Lynn Bruch
9:30 a.m. - Saturday
October 24, 2020
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa


Monday, October 12, 2020 at 9:51 AM
“Our condolences to the Power's family. You can be proud of the souls he saved while here on earth. Joe see you on the other side.”
- Rex (Duffy) & Marty Buttolph

Monday, October 12, 2020 at 6:35 AM
“Mary Sue , sorry to hear about your Dad. Our sympathies and prayers for you and the family . ”
- Tess & Mike Sittig

Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 1:54 PM
“Sorry to see our neighbor of many years passed away. Our thoughts are with the family at this time. He left me with many childhood memories. My mother enjoyed baby setting when you live south of our farm.”
- Gale Prince

Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 12:42 PM
“To all the family... sending prayers and thoughts to all of you... No matter how prepared "we think we are" for the passing of a parent,... it is still a tough call. Special hello and sympathies to Pauline.. I am Gail Powers Feld's daughter. She had fond memories of her girl cousins adventures and I think You and Joe and Mom all went to Center township country school... Hugs to all... ”
- Laura Feld

Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 1:49 PM
“Joe lived a full life and was well thought of in the community and in our church. May he rest in peace. I will keep him and his family in my thoughts and prayers.
- Maureen Hobart

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 2:48 PM
“Mary Sue and family - I was saddened to hear of your father's passing. I know you were a tight-knit family. And Joe will be missed.”
- Duane Farnell

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 7:58 PM
“The loss of someone dear is never easy. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to hold in your heart.”
- Cheryl Ross

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 6:39 PM
“So sorry for your loss. ”
- Lisa Gubbels

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 6:32 PM
“Deepest sympathies to the Powers family. So sorry for your loss.”
- Linda Buttolph Rohrick

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