John Richard  Ladurini
John Ladurini
John Richard Ladurini

March 20, 1935 - October 9, 2018
Born in Madrid, Iowa
Resided in Grimes, Iowa
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John Richard Ladurini, 83, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, IA. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger. Burial will follow at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes, IA.

John was born March 20, 1935, in Madrid, Iowa, to Angelo and Mable (Crestani) Ladurini. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War. John married Mary Grace Fiori on July 2, 1960 in Waukee, IA, moved to Illinois for seven years before moving back to Grimes where they made their home and raised their four daughters.

John was an accountant for Green Construction and later for the Woodward Resource Center in Woodward. He was a member of Grimes American Legion, Vittoria Lodge, and the Society of Italian Americans. John enjoyed Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, bowling, square dancing, puzzles, bird watching, traveling, polka, and was a huge Iowa State Fan. He loved going to high school and college wrestling meets.

John is survived by his daughters, Julie (Alan) Willemsen of Grimes, IA, Rose Denny of Urbandale, IA, Mary Clarken of Charlotte, NC, and Anita (Darrin) Schroeder of Grimes, IA; twelve grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Lorraine Madison of Madrid, IA, and Rosemary Hendricks of Mission, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mary Grace Ladurini.

The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 pm Monday, October 15, 2018, at Iles-Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center, where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Contributions may be made to Assumption Catholic Church or to the family. Online condolences will be welcomed at






Brandt Dallas Center
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Monday, October 15, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Funeral Service
Assumption Catholic Church
1904 Sycamore Street
Granger, IA 50109
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
10:30 AM
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Sunny Hill Cemetery, Grimes, IA
Grimes, Iowa 50111
Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Assumption Catholic Church
PO Box 159
Granger, IA US 50109