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Gregory Harper – Osceola-Sentinel Tribune

Gregory Alan Harper, son of Donald Gene Harper and Shirley Ann Smith was born March 4, 1961 in Bloomington, Illinois and passed from this life suddenly, Saturday, October 8, 2022 at his home near Humeston, Iowa at 61 years of age.

Greg grew up in the Humeston area, he graduated from Mormon Trail High School and graduated from Southwestern Community College in Creston. He was an electrician at the Department of Energy at the Ames Lab at Iowa State and lived in Roland for many years before moving back to the Humeston area in 2018. Greg loved his friends and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, his great joys was his dog Greta. Greg was very patriotic and loved his country. He will be greatly missed.

Those relatives who preceded Greg in death were his father, Donald Harper, mother, Shirley Smith, brother, Steven Dale Harper, and sister, Kelly Ann Harper.

Greg leaves to cherish his memory; brother, Ron (Dorinda) Harper of Osceola, IA, sister Sharon (Shawn) Woods of Humeston, IA, step-mom, Geri Harper of Humeston, IA, step-sister, Jeanne (Hartford) Jackson, step-sister, Carol Stephens , step-sister, Lanita (Howard) Town, step-sister, Loraine McCombs, step-brother, Steven Ambrose, nieces and nephews, Carly Harper, Erika Harper, Garrett Harper, Wes Harper, Parker Harper, Ian (Amanda) Harper, Corry Johnston, Sadie Johnson, Shay Woods, many great nieces and nephews as well as other relatives and many friends.

Graveside Services will be held at Humeston Cemetery on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 3:00 pm.

Memorial contributions may be directed to his family for a fitting tribute to be decided.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at

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