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Bryan D. White

   Bryan David White was born in Tulare, California on May 4, 1957. He passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 at his home in Hawarden, Iowa. He was 62 years old.

   Bryan grew up in Tulare where he graduated from Tulare Union High School.

   He married Annette McCarthy in 1982. Bryan graduated from Lederwolf Culinary School in Sacramento, California. Bryan and Annette moved to Hawarden, Iowa in 2003. He was last employed at Royale Meadows Care Center as a cook. He loved his job and the people he worked with.

    Bryan was a devout parishioner of St. Mary’s Parish in Hawarden. He loved cooking and did catering business with his wife and son for a short time in Hawarden. He loved the Iowa farm life, raising sheep and spending time with his beloved dogs.

   Bryan is survived by his wife, Annette White of Hawarden; stepdaughter, Cortney Block of Belize; his mother, Nancy White and sister Lizabeth White both of Tulare.

   He was preceded in death by his son, Ian who passed away in 2010 and his father David White.

   His Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Grace Hill Cemetery in Hawarden at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020 with Father Bill McCarthy, with a dinner afterwards at the Shelter House at the City Park in Hawarden. Those that attend the Mass are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and practice social distancing. The family prefers memorials be directed to the West Sioux Educational Foundation.

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I got to know Bran when we worked together at Fiesta. Such a good hearted guy, humming away as he worked.
My thoughts & prayers are with you Annette. May the memories comfort you on hard days & may you feel the love of friends & family as you travel this road of losing someone so very special.

Sue & Mike Van Bochove Mar 25 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Bryan working in the grocery store, he was so shy and quiet at first. It didn't take long though and living in the small town of Hawarden and being among the good people who lived and worked with him, he started opening up. Bryan was a good man who didn't need much to be happy. A good wife who loved him dearly, an acreage with all kinds of animals, fresh air and sunshine onhis face and soon enough his boy, Ian, when he came tojoin them at the farm, well, itcompleted his circle of love. I always enjoyed our visits, even though most of them were short. He was a man of integrity, he took pride in his work, and he loved to cook.Bryan was asimple man who lived an honest, simple life, and he made life better just by being himself. He will be missed. May the good lord keep you close as you move through this difficult time, Annette. Much love and our deepest sympathy.

gary and serena anderson Mar 24 2020 12:00 AM