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Bernie G. Daly
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Obituary for Bernie G. Daly

Bernie G. Daly, 65, died peacefully at home Sunday, May 7th.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12PM, Saturday at the Newman Center with Father Steven Witt officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM Friday at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, where a rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Bernie Daly Memorial Fund.
Bernie was born June 5, 1951 in Burlington, the son of William Michael and Eva (Crnic) Daly. He received his bachelor’s degree at Western Illinois University and his master’s in educational administration at Northern Illinois University. On March 16, 1974 Bernie married Jeanette Worden in Galesburg.

Bernie was a school principal at St. Malachy’s School in Geneseo, IL and later was principal at Seaton Catholic Schools in Moline, IL. In 1988, the family moved to Iowa City where Bernie was the administrator at Windmille Pointe. While living in Geneseo, Bernie was a founding member of the Knights of Columbus. He had also been a caregiver for his mother-in-law Laurane Worden.

He was an avid Hawkeye and sports fan, and loved watching the PGA and the Senior Tour.

Bernie is survived by his wife Jeanette and their three children, John T (Samantha) Daly of North Liberty, Bernie (Kari) Daly of Iowa City and Mary (Varun) Tandon of San Diego; grandchildren Isaac, Liam and Lily; his siblings, Betty (Ronald) Bohls of Sun City West, AZ, Chuck Daly of Burlington, Patrick (Jessica) Daly of Martinez, GA, and Teresa (Mark) Panko of Goodyear, AZ; sister and brother-in-law, Mickey Daly of Burlington and Jim Strebin of Danville, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Mike and sister Rosie Strebin.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240





12:00 PM
Newman Catholic Student Center

104 E. Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph's Cemetery

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52245


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