(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today released the visitation and funeral arrangements of his father, Edward Branstad, who passed away this morning in Mason City. He was 89 years old.

“My father taught me the value of hard work, and instilled in me the values that guide me each day,” said Gov. Branstad. “After a long, hard-fought battle with cancer, he is now at peace. I want to thank everyone for their prayers, well-wishes and offers of support as our whole family goes through this difficult time.”

Details on Edward Branstad’s visitation are as follows:

Sunday, July 28, 2013

4-7 p.m.

Waldorf College, Salveson Hall

106 S. 6th St.

Forest City, IA

Details on Edward Branstad’s funeral are as follows:

Monday, July 29, 2013

10:30 a.m.

Waldorf College, Waldorf Auditorium

106 S. 6th St.

Forest City, IA

Burial will immediately follow at Forest Home Cemetery in Leland.

Petersen Lund Funeral Home in Forest City is handling the arrangements.

Editor’s note: We are sorry to learn of Governor Branstad’s father’s passing.  Our condolences and prayers go out to the Branstad family on this sad occassion – Shane

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