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List of famous people who died in Iowa, with photos when available. These notable Iowa deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was, meaning the most well-known people are at the top of the list. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in Iowa, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has Iowa listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in Iowa has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Theodore Dreier and James B. Howell.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which famous people died in Iowa?" and "Which celebrities died in Iowa?" then this list will have you covered.

This list of historic deaths in Iowa includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

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Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Cary Grant Died at 82 (1904-1986)

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Paul Gray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Paul Gray Died at 38 (1972-2010)

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Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Buddy Holly Died at 23 (1936-1959)

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Ritchie Valens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Ritchie Valens Died at 18 (1941-1959)

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Rocky Marciano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Rocky Marciano Died at 46 (1923-1969)

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Grant Wood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Grant Wood Died at 51 (1891-1942)

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Martin Burns is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Martin Burns Died at 76 (1861-1937)

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Frank Gotch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Frank Gotch Died at 39 (1878-1917)

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Chris Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Chris Taylor Died at 29 (1950-1979)

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James W. Grimes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
James W. Grimes Died at 56 (1816-1872)

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The Big Bopper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
The Big Bopper Died at 29 (1930-1959)

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Mildred Benson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Mildred Benson Died at 97 (1905-2002)

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Gang Lu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Gang Lu Died at 28 (1963-1991)

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George W. Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
George W. Jones Died at 92 (1804-1896)

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James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
James Wilson Died at 85 (1835-1920)

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James Van Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
James Van Allen Died at 92 (1914-2006)

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William B. Allison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
William B. Allison Died at 79 (1829-1908)

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James Harlan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
James Harlan Died at 79 (1820-1899)

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David B. Henderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
David B. Henderson Died at 66 (1840-1906)

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Grenville M. Dodge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Grenville M. Dodge Died at 85 (1831-1916)

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Alexander Lippisch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Alexander Lippisch Died at 82 (1894-1976)

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Donald Justice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Donald Justice Died at 79 (1925-2004)

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Henry Dodge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Henry Dodge Died at 85 (1782-1867)

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Samuel J. Kirkwood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Samuel J. Kirkwood Died at 81 (1813-1894)

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William Salter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
William Salter Died at 89 (1821-1910)

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James B. Weaver is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
James B. Weaver Died at 79 (1833-1912)

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Homer D. Calkins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Homer D. Calkins Died at 85 (1911-1996)

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Robert Dana is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Robert Dana Died at 81 (1929-2010)

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George Greene is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
George Greene Died at 63 (1817-1880)

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Gilbert Esau is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Gilbert Esau Died at 93 (1919-2012)

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George S. Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
George S. Mickelson Died at 52 (1941-1993)

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Augustus C. Dodge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Augustus C. Dodge Died at 71 (1812-1883)

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Jesse Macy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Jesse Macy Died at 77 (1842-1919)

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James B. Howell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
James B. Howell Died at 64 (1816-1880)

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George G. Wright is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
George G. Wright Died at 76 (1820-1896)

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Thomas Nelson Downs is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Thomas Nelson Downs Died at 71 (1867-1938)

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Antoine LeClaire is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Antoine LeClaire Died at 64 (1797-1861)

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Theodore Dreier is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa

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Ezekiel S. Sampson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Ezekiel S. Sampson Died at 61 (1831-1892)

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James W. McDill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
James W. McDill Died at 60 (1834-1894)

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Lew Fonseca is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Lew Fonseca Died at 90 (1899-1989)

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Frank F. Everest is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Frank F. Everest Died at 79 (1904-1983)

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John Delbert Van Allen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
John Delbert Van Allen Died at 78 (1850-1928)

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John F. Lacey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
John F. Lacey Died at 72 (1841-1913)

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Chancy Lamb is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Chancy Lamb Died at 81 (1816-1897)

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James F. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
James F. Wilson Died at 67 (1828-1895)

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Duane Josephson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Duane Josephson Died at 55 (1942-1997)

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Oran Pape is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Oran Pape Died at 32 (1904-1936)

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George Stone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
George Stone Died at 69 (1876-1945)

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Henry J. B. Cummings is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Iowa
Henry J. B. Cummings Died at 78 (1831-1909)