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Fr. Harry D. McAlpine

April 3, 1935 — September 24, 2019

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FR. HARRY D. McALPINE

BORN
April 3, 1935 ~ Sheldon, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
September 24, 2019 ~ Sioux City, Iowa

FUNERAL SERVICE
10:00 A.M. Monday, September 30, 2019
Cathedral of the Epiphany; Sioux City, Iowa
Concelebrants
Father Brent Lingle
The Most Reverend R. Walker Nickless
Deacon Dale Tigges

MUSIC
Be Thou My Vision
Responsorial Psalm “Psalm 23”
“The King of Love, My Shepherd Is”
“Alleluia, Sing to Jesus”
“Song of Farewell”
“In Paradisum”
Cantor: Priests of the Diocese
Organist: Matthew Geerlings

CASKET BEARERS
Patrick McAlpine
Steve McAlpine
Mike McCarty
Mike McAlpine
Mark McCarty
Tim McAlpine

FINAL RESTING PLACE
St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa

Memorials may be directed to Holy Spirit Retirement Home
and/or the Cathedral of the Epiphany,
1821 Jackson St., Sioux City, IA 51105

After today’s service relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa

FR. HARRY D. McALPINE
Reverend Harry Duane McAlpine the son of William and Henrietta (Overman) McAlpine was born on April 3, 1935 in Sheldon, IA. He attended school in Sheldon, graduating from Sheldon High School in 1953. He graduated from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA in 1957. He attended the University of CO and the University of St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, MN, where he received his Master’s in Theology in 1987. Fr. McAlpine was Ordained into the Priesthood on May 30, 1987 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon, Iowa. He went on to serve as Parochial Vicar at St. Cecelia Parish in Algona, IA from 1987-1989; Pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Dedham, IA from 1989-1992; Sacred Heart Parish in Sutherland and St. Anthony in Primghar, IA from 1992-1995; Sacred Heart Parish in Ft. Dodge, IA from 1995-1999; Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Fonda/Varina, IA from 2000-2002 and St. John Parish in Onawa and St. Bernard’s in Blencoe, IA from 2002 until his retirement on July 12, 2005.
He was a member of the Spencer KofC and the Msgr. McCoy 4th Degree Assembly both of Spencer, IA. Fr. enjoyed golfing, reading, coin collecting and playing cards. He enjoyed vacations and semi-retirement in Royal Palm Beach Florida area. He was commended by parishioners on his explanation of scripture.
Fr. is survived by his siblings, Robert McAlpine of Rochester, MN; Joan McCarty of Le Mars, IA and Sandra (Dwight) Lindgren of Elk River, MN; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Fr. was preceded in death by his parents, William and Henrietta McAlpine and seven brothers, Walter, Alvin, Adrian, William, Michael, Harold and Eugene, one sister, Katherine Frye and seven sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, September 30, 2019

8:30 - 9:45am (Central time)

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Monday, September 30, 2019

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Graveside

Monday, September 30, 2019

2:00 - 2:15pm (Central time)

St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery

1988 E. 9th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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1988 E. 9th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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