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Luis Urdaneta-Posada, MD

March 17, 1936 July 21, 2019
Luis  Urdaneta-Posada, MD
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Obituary for Luis Urdaneta-Posada, MD

Luis Fernando Urdaneta-Posada, MD, 83, of Iowa City passed away July 21, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.
Dr. Luis Urdaneta was born March 17, 1936 in Bogotá, Colombia to Luis A. and Delores (Posada) Urdaneta. He graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and completed his medical residency in surgery at the University of Minnesota.
He met Donna Martin while residing in Buffalo, NY and they were married in 1961. Dr. Urdaneta and his family moved to Iowa City in 1979, where he was a Professor of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology for UIHC Department of Surgery until he retired in 2001. He was dedicated to his patients, students, and family. A consummate host, he enjoyed entertaining his guests with most evenings ending with latin music and dancing. He also enjoyed horses, reading historical non-fiction, and being the devil’s advocate in discussions.
He is survived by his wife, Donna and their three children, Marta Urdaneta (husband Dan Grimm), Maria Urdaneta-Cannon (husband Anthony Cannon), and Fernando Urdaneta; his granddaughter, Amanda Thomas (husband Andrew Thomas) and their daughter, Mable Mae; his sister, Martha Valenzuela Urdaneta of Bogotá, Colombia; many nieces and nephews; and his dog (Bailey), 2 cats (unnamed) and the 4 raccoons who visit nightly.
A memorial gathering will be held Monday July 29, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, 605 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City, where a time of sharing will begin at 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests your memorial be directed to Community Foundation of Johnson County or the charity of your choice.


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6:00 PM 7/29/2019 6:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/29/2019 7:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

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Monday

29

Jul

7:00 PM 7/29/2019 7:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

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Community Foundation of Johnson County

325 East Washington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
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