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Steven Joseph Townsend, 64, of Blakesburg, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. He was born in Fairfield on Aug. 21, 1957, to Arthur Franklin and Laurine Regina Shelangoski Townsend. He graduated from Blakesburg High School in 1976 and was a truck driver, tractor mechanic, farmer and member of the Blakesburg Lions Club.

Steven is survived by his siblings: Vince Townsend and his wife Meg of Ottumwa, Mary Dohlman and her husband Dale of Brighton, Micki Crabtree and her husband Mike of Yuma, Ariz., Stan Townsend and his wife Missy of State Center and Patrick Townsend of Blakesburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Michael Anthony Townsend, and his infant daughter.

A celebration of life will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Mary Dohlman,1208 Redwood Avenue, Brighton, Ia. 52540. Gould Funeral Home of Brighton is assisting the family.

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