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Matthew Fiori

Dallas Center, formerly of Granger

May 21, 1930 –

May 23, 2014

Matthew Ernest Fiori was born May 21, 1930 in Granger, Iowa, the son of Sesto and Elizabeth (Lamberti) Fiori. His parents immigrated from Italy.

Matt was raised in the Granger Homesteads with brothers: Ray, Gino, Leo, Dominic and Pete; and sisters: Mary, Lucy, Lilly, Clara, Bea and Rosie. Matt proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and worked as a farm equipment salesman for many years.

He was married for 43 years to his loving wife, Madge and from their marriage six daughters were born. Matt loved his family and was proud of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Matthew passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 in Dallas Center due to complications of cancer with his family by his side.

He is survived by his loving daughters: Jo Beth Fiori, Laura (Jeff) Hakes, Brenda Fiori, and Elizabeth Buck, all of Dallas Center and Linda Buckalew of Urbandale; grandchildren: Joshua (Niki) Hakes, Kevin Buckalew, Kendall Buckalew, Jacob Biwer, and Jessica Fiori; great-grandchildren: Benjamin and Nolan Hakes; siblings: Pete Fiori of San Francisco, Ca., Beatrice Baggotti of Madrid, Iowa, Clara Vanni of Des Moines and Rose Flynn of Kansas; son-in-law, Jim Biwer; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Madge; daughter, Cynthia; and seven siblings.

Graveside services were held May 31, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Brethren Cemetery in Dallas Center, Iowa.

Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 211, Dallas Center, Iowa 50063 or online at www.hamiltonsfuneralhome.com.

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