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Rudolph E. Kohagen

Born March 6, 1933 in Waverly, IA and died January 20, 2018 in Cedar Falls, IA.

Rudolph E. Kohagen joined the United States Air Force February 13, 1953 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of before being discharged December 6, 1956 in Brooklyn, NY.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: January 20, 2081. Obituary Rudolph E. “Rudy” Kohagen, 84, of Cedar Falls, died at home on Saturday, January 20, 2018. He was born March 6, 1933 in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Rudolph W. and Amanda (Milius) Kohagen. Rudy married Marilyn Meier on October 12, 1958 at St. John […]

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Raymond William Buchholz

Born September 10, 1921 in Bremer County and died March 31, 2017 in Iowa City, IA.

Raymond William Buchholz joined the United States Army January 5, 1943 in , served during the World War II era and reached the rank of before being discharged October 25, 1945 in .

Two Area Men Honored By Congress For Service In WWII ‘Devil’s Brigade’ WATERLOO, Iowa — An elite U.S.-Canadian military unit from World War II — in which two native Northeast Iowans served — is being recognized by the U.S. Congress. Surviving American and Canadian veterans of the First Special Service Force, also known as “The […]

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Samuel Elmer Nelson

Born October 4, 1953 in Waterloo, IA and died October 21, 2017 in Waterloo, IA.

Samuel Elmer Nelson joined the United States Army January 28, 1971 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of Specialist Four before being discharged January 20, 1973 in Fort Dix, NJ.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: October 21, 2080. Obituary Samuel E. Nelson, 64, of Sumner, died Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Unity Point/Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 30, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. Curt Schneider officiating. Burial will follow at […]

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Arlen E. Schwerin

Born January 24, 1941 in Sumner, IA and died September 15, 2015 in Tallahassee, FL.

Arlen E. Schwerin joined the United States Army January 12, 1967 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of Specialist 3rd Class before being discharged January 12, 1967 in Fort Hamilton, NY.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: September 15, 2078. Obituary Arlen E. Schwerin, 74, of Tallahassee, Florida and formerly Sumner, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at Consulate Health Care in Tallahassee, Florida from complications of exposure to Agent Orange during military service in Vietnam. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, […]

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Luvern Wehling

Born February 18, 1926 in Readlyn, IA and died August 22, 2015 in Waterloo, IA.

Luvern Wehling joined the United States Army December 2, 1954 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Private First Class before being discharged November 16, 1956 in Fort Sheridan, IL.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: August 22, 2078. Obituary Luvern Wehling, of Sumner, died Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo after a lengthy struggle with cancer. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek with Rev. Sandra Burroughs officiating. Interment […]

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Gerald Eugene Heller

Born August 10, 1946 in Sumner, IA and died October 17, 2015 in Sumner, IA.

Gerald Eugene Heller joined the United States Marine Corps June 8, 1966 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of before being discharged April 1, 1969 in Camp Pendleton, CA.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: October 17, 2078. Obituary Gerald “Gary” Heller, 69, of rural Sumner, died Saturday, October 17, 2015, at his home near Sumner. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. George Volkert officiating. Burial will follow at St. […]

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Howard Lee Jennings

Born August 23, 1933 in Waverly, IA and died October 17, 2014 in Waterloo, IA.

Howard Lee Jennings joined the United States Army November 6, 1953 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Specialist Third Class before being discharged October 27, 1955 in Fort Ord, CA.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: October 17, 2077. Obituary Howard Jennings, 81, of Janesville, Iowa, died on Friday, October 17, 2014, at Unity Point-Allen Hospital, Waterloo, Iowa. Howard was born on August 23, 1933, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Roger and Vera (Shirer) Jennings. He attended school in Janesville and graduated from Janesville […]

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Donald Cornelious Rader

Born June 10, 1927 in Sumner, IA and died October 1, 2017 in Sumner, IA.

Donald Cornelious Rader joined the United States Army December 5, 1951 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Private First Class before being discharged November 12, 1953 in Camp Carson, CO.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: October 1, 2080. Obituary Donald C. Rader, of Sumner, died Sunday, October 1, 2017, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner with Rev. Don Komboh celebrating the Mass. Interment will […]

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Paul H.J. Bergfelder Jr.

Born September 4, 1948 in Brandon, IA and died July 7, 2017 in Waverly, IA.

Paul H.J. Bergfelder Jr. joined the United States Air Force August 2, 1972 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of Airman First Class before being discharged December 21, 1973 in Whiteman Air Force Base, MO.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: July 7, 2080. Obituary Paul “P.J.” Bergfelder Jr., 68 of Waverly, Iowa passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017 at his residence in Waverly, Iowa. Paul H.J. Bergfelder Jr. was born on September 4, 1948, the son of Paul H.J. Bergfelder Sr. and Marlys (Whitehead) Bergfelder in Brandon, Iowa. […]

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Bruce M. Smith

Born June 11, 1919 in Waterloo, IA and died February 7, 2018 in Cedar Falls, IA.

Bruce M. Smith joined the United States Army September 11, 1941 in Fort Des Moines, IA, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Technical Sergeant before being discharged February 16, 1947 in El Paso, TX.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: February 7, 2081 Obituary Bruce M. Smith (1919-2018) CEDAR FALLS – Bruce M. Smith, 98, of Cedar Falls died Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at his home. He was born June 11, 1919 in Waterloo, son of Carl and Nellie (Simmons) Smith. He married Betty J. Christensen on April 30, […]

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