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Priest who taught others how to live dies

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Fr. Everett Hemann, 66, has died after a yearlong struggle with pancreatic cancer.

I have periodically blogged about Hemann, who was publicly sharing his final days on this earth.

According to The Des Moines Register, Hemann died this past Tuesday:

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The widespread influence of a Catholic priest who made public his process of dying over the past year in sermons, lectures, blogs and a newspaper column will be evident again on Monday in Cedar Falls.

Rev. Everett Hemann died at age 66 on Tuesday evening, a little more than a year after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. His funeral service Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Falls is expected to be packed with Iowans honoring a man who urged them to live a full live, serve others and embrace death.

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