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“Courtney Family you are all in our prayers. Keep all the good memories of your dad in your hearts forever. God Bless you all. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Daniel and Donna Hayslett - IA

“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 ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Elizabeth McGinnis - Iowa city, IA

“Rod, Debbie, and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your father; grandfather; great-grandfather. Mr. Courtney...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Randy Cole - Solon, IA - Friend

“Rod and Family - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Sue Morgan - Cedar Rapids, IA

“I'm so glad I had the opportunity to know and work with Bill. Always a gentleman.Tom Woodruff ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Tom Woodruff - Davenport

“Steve,Donna and all of the Courtney family, You have our deepest sympathy. Jerry, Barb and Doug Wood ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Jerry,Barb and Doug Wood - IA

“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. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Gary Soporito - GROVER Beach, CA

“sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Tis the time in our lives... ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: bob dane - iowa city, IA - friend

“Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with all of the family members in this time of sorrow. Jay and Lisa Heying ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Jay Heying - North Liberty, IA

“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...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Kimberly Madsen-Hintz - Cedarburg, WI

“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...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Mike Berry - Cedar Rapids, IA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Cindy Fetters ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Cindy (Trump) Fetters - Iowa City, IA

“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...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Kenneth Funk - iowa city, IA

“Sorry to read this DeDe, Heather and Junior's other family and friends. Hugs! ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Amie Kelley - Coralville, IA

“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...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Richard and June Madsen - IA

“Sorry to here about uncle Bill ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Jamie-Khristopher Vickroy - IA

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17 of 17 | Posted by: Jamie-Khristopher Vickroy - IA

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 @

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.