Junior W. Courtney

  • Born: July 3, 1924
  • Died: December 6, 2015
  • Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Junior W. Courtney, 91, of Iowa City, died Sunday, December 6, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm Thursday, December 10, 2015, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11am until services on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Junior's memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com.

Junior was born July 3, 1924, in Houston, MO, the son of William and Della (Morton) Courtney. Following high school he enlisted in the United States Army, serving in the 101st. Airborne Division, having been in combat at the Battle of the Bulge, where he received the Purple Heart.

He married Elizabeth M. Barnhart on April 29, 1944 in Moberly, MO. For many years he worked for the former Iowa – Illinois Gas and Electric which later became MidAmerican Energy. Junior enjoyed his life, spending time in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, and mushrooming, his family and friends.

His family includes his wife, Elizabeth; their children, William E Courtney (Sylvia), Stephen Courtney (Donna), and Rodney Courtney (Debbie); 6 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and Junior's brother, Perry Courtney.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 sisters, Irene and Christine.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Courtney Family you are all in our prayers. Keep all the good memories of your dad in your hearts forever. God Bless you all.

Posted by Daniel and Donna Hayslett - Iowa City, IA - Friend   December 10, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace Uncle Bill.
Our Love goes out to Aunt Betty during this time.
Fred Elizabeth& shannon

Posted by Elizabeth McGinnis - Iowa city, IA   December 10, 2015

Rod, Debbie, and Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your father; grandfather; great-grandfather. Mr. Courtney served with distinction with one of the finest; the 101st Airborne Division, and with the greatest generation we have ever known to have fought for our freedoms globally. I am eternally grateful, and an honored to be a friend of his family,and fellow veteran. He is resting now at the feet of our Supreme Commandant; his tour of duty is done. Amen. Semper Fidelis... Gunny

Posted by Randy Cole - Solon, IA - Friend   December 10, 2015

Rod and Family -
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Sue Morgan - Cedar Rapids, IA - Coworker   December 10, 2015

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to know and work with Bill. Always a gentleman.
Tom Woodruff

Posted by Tom Woodruff - Davenport   December 10, 2015

Steve,Donna and all of the Courtney family,
You have our deepest sympathy.
Jerry, Barb and Doug Wood

Posted by Jerry,Barb and Doug Wood - Atalissa, IA - friends of Steve & Donna   December 09, 2015

My condolences to the family. I would not have worked at IIG&E had it not been for Bill. Lots of fond memories. RIP Bill.

Posted by Gary Soporito - GROVER Beach, CA - Friend   December 09, 2015

sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Tis the time in our lives...

Posted by bob dane - iowa city, IA - friend   December 09, 2015

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with all of the family members in this time of sorrow.

Jay and Lisa Heying

Posted by Jay Heying - North Liberty, IA - Friend of Rod and Debbie   December 09, 2015

I will always think of Uncle Bill with a big smile on his face. He was an engaging man who always added to our lives. He will be missed at family functions. My love goes out to Aunt Betty during this time. It is always difficult to lose a husband especially after 72 years of marriage. It is just a blessing that these two people could share that many years together. Rest in peace Uncle Bill....I'll be seeing you down the road! Say hello to grandmother and grandpa for me. You will be missed.

Posted by Kimberly Madsen-Hintz - Cedarburg, WI - Niece   December 09, 2015

My thoughts and prayer are with all the Courtney family and all the people that love them. Mr. Courtney always took time to talk with me and give a firm hand shake. I will remember Mr. Courtney as a good man and one to emulate. R.I.P. Mr. Courtney. Much Respect, Mike Berry

Posted by Mike Berry - Cedar Rapids, IA - Friend of Family   December 09, 2015

Candle

I am so sorry for your loss.
Cindy Fetters

Posted by Cindy (Trump) Fetters - Iowa City, IA - Friend of family   December 09, 2015

I am one of many that spent the night at the home of Bill and Betty Courtney home on Hollywood Blvd. Bill would drive us out to Fountain Falls on Saturday mornings for Rod and his friends that stayed the night could look and Rod could buy more fish for the aquarium. I probably never thanked you enough for being so understanding to take your time to take us kids to Fountain Falls all the way out in the country (Rohert Road). You were very patient with us boys and all others to help when ever you could.RIP, you will be very much missed.

Posted by Kenneth Funk - iowa city, IA - friend of family   December 08, 2015

Sorry to read this DeDe, Heather and Junior's other family and friends. Hugs!

Posted by Amie Kelley - Coralville, IA - friend of DeDe & Heather   December 08, 2015

We have loved and known Uncle Bill for most of our life. He was a Kind and loving person. He will be missed by us. Out thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Betty and all the family. May God give you comfort in your loss.

June and Richard

Posted by Richard and June Madsen - Coralville, IA - Niece   December 08, 2015

Sorry to here about uncle Bill

Posted by Jamie-Khristopher Vickroy - Iowa city, IA - Nephew   December 08, 2015

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Posted by Jamie-Khristopher Vickroy - Iowa city, IA - Nephew   December 08, 2015


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