A boat parade in memory of the late Iowa congressman Berkley Bedell was held Saturday at West Lake Okoboji. Bedell, who represented Iowa's 6th congressional district from 1975 until 1987, died last December at age 98 after suffering a stroke. He was a longtime fixture in the Iowa Great Lakes area and the founder of Berkley & Co., a Spirit Lake-based manufacturer of fishing tackle. A memorial service that had been planned for Bedell this month was canceled due to the pandemic. 

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