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Herman Henry Emkes

Born February 3, 1932 in Grundy County, IA and died August 5, 2016 in Shell Rock, IA.

Herman Henry Emkes joined the United States Army May 5, 1954 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of SP3 before being discharged May 3, 1957 in Fort Knox, KY.

Obituary Herman H. Emkes, 84, of Denver, Iowa, passed away Friday, August 5, 2016, at the Shell Rock Health Care Center in Shell Rock, Iowa. Herman was born February 3, 1932, on the family farm in Grundy County, Iowa, the son of Anton and Jennie (Hempen) Emkes. He attended school through the 8th grade and […]

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Robert Farrel Risse

Born January 14, 1946 in Waterloo, IA and died September 2, 2016 in Denver, IA.

Robert Farrel Risse joined the United States Navy December 6, 1967 in Waterloo, IA, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of AE2 before being discharged October 1, 1971 in Imperial Beach, CA.

Obituary Robert F. Risse, 70, of Denver, Iowa, and formerly of Waterloo, Iowa, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016, at the Denver Sunset Home. Bob was born on January 14, 1946, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Kenneth F. and Carrie (Ritchie) Risse. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Catholic Church in […]

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James Rollin Butler

Born February 18, 1930 in Oelwein, IA and died September 2, 2016 in Waterloo, IA.

James Rollin Butler joined the United States Air Force April 15, 1951 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of before being discharged April 15, 1955 in Great Falls, MT.

Obituary James “Jim” Rollin Butler, 86, of Denver, died Friday, September 2, 2016, at NorthCrest Specialty Care in Waterloo. Jim was born February 18, 1930, in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Rollin and Vernie (Valentine) Butler. He graduated from Oelwein High School in 1949 and then attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. Jim served […]

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Harlan James Happel

Born February 16, 1935 in Readlyn, IA and died August 10, 2016 in Rochester, MN.

Harlan James Happel joined the United States Army August 26, 1954 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Private First Class before being discharged May 25, 1956 in Fort Sheridan, IL.

Obituary Harlan James Happel, 81, of Readlyn, Iowa, died on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Harlan was born on February 16, 1935, on the family farm near Readlyn. He was the son of William “Bill” Henry and Esther C. (Matthias) Happel. He was baptized on March 10, 1935, at […]

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Lloyd Arnold Petersen

Born November 12, 1916 in Mt. Auburn, IA and died December 22, 2015 in Denver, IA.

Lloyd Arnold Petersen joined the United States Army January 20, 1941 in Fort Des Moines, IA, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Private First Class before being discharged November 1, 1945 in Fort Leavenworth, KS.

Obituary Lloyd Arnold Petersen, 99, of Denver, IA, passed away Tuesday night, December 22, 2015, at the Denver Sunset Home in Denver. Lloyd was born on November 12, 1916, in Mt. Auburn, Iowa, the son of John and Anna (Passick) Petersen. He attended school and graduated from Mt. Auburn High School. In 1941, he entered […]

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Romayne Wilbur Coontz

Born September 9, 1930 in Waterloo, IA and died February 9, 2016 in Denver, IA.

Romayne Wilbur Coontz joined the United States Marine Corps October 3, 1951 in Waterloo, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Corporal before being discharged October 2, 1953 in Barstow, CA.

Obituary Romayne W. Coontz, 85, of Denver, Iowa, passed away early Tuesday morning, on February 9, 2016, at his home in Denver. Romayne was born September 9, 1930, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of George and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Dieckman) Coontz. He attended school in Denver, graduating in 1949. In October of 1951, Romayne entered the […]

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Frank (Frankie) Phillis

Born July 10, 1934 in Moline, IL and died August 2, 2015 in Tripoli, IA.

Frank (Frankie) Phillis joined the United States Army December 3, 1956 in Bloomfield, IA, served during the Peacetime era and reached the rank of Specialist Four before being discharged December 4, 1958 in Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

Obituary Frank “Frankie” Phillis, 81, of Denver, Iowa, died on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the Tripoli Nursing Home in Tripoli. Frankie was born on July 10, 1934, in Moline, Illinois, the son of Frank N. and Lennie (Ickes) Phillis. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1952. He was united in marriage to Wanda […]

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James Justin Acton

Born June 6, 1940 in Ottumwa, IA and died August 25, 2015 in Denver, IA.

James Justin Acton joined the United States Air Force September 9, 1958 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of Airman First Class before being discharged August 2, 1962 in Travis Air Force Base, CA.

Obituary James “Jim” Acton, 75, of Denver, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at his home in Denver. Jim was born June 6, 1940, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of John and Dorothy (Snelling) Acton. He graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1958 and then immediately entered the United States Air Force. He received specialized training […]

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Duane Carl Harms

Born August 5, 1931 in St. Paul, MN and died January 19, 2015 in Waterloo, IA.

Duane Carl Harms joined the United States Army February 14, 1952 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Sergeant (T) before being discharged November 13, 1953 in Camp Carson, CO.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date 1/20/2078 Obituary Duane Carl Harms, 83, of Denver, Iowa, died Monday, January 19, 2015, at Unity Point Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo of natural causes. Duane was born on August 5, 1931, in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of William and Carrie (Bachman) Harms. He was baptized and confirmed […]

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Thomas William Meyne

Born March 18, 1961 in Des Moines, IA and died November 7, 2013 in Waterloo, IA.

Thomas William Meyne joined the United States Navy July 28, 1981 in , served during the Peacetime era and reached the rank of Machinist Mate Second Class before being discharged March 27, 1987 in .

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date 11/8/2076 Obituary Thomas William Meyne, age 52, of Cedar Falls and formerly of Waverly and Denver, died Thursday, November 7, 2013, at Unity Point Health, Allen Hospital in Waterloo. Tom was born in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Willard and Marie (Kurtt) Meyne. He was raised in Denver, […]

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