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Melvin Edwin Dettmer

Born June 10, 1935 in Waverly, IA and died September 17, 2016 in Omaha, NE.

Melvin Edwin Dettmer joined the United States Navy January 11, 1956 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Peacetime era and reached the rank of CMH3 before being discharged December 10, 1959 in Port Hueneme, CA.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: September 17, 2079.

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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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Wayne Allen Platte

Born September 20, 1929 in Waverly, IA and died October 4, 2016 in Waverly, IA.

Wayne Allen Platte joined the United States Army July 1, 1952 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Sergeant before being discharged June 30, 1954 in Texarkana, TX.

Obituary Wayne Allen Platte, 87, of Waverly, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday morning, October 4, 2016, at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly. Wayne was born on September 20, 1929, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Agnes (Krueger) and Richard C. Platte. He was raised in Bremer, Iowa, and graduated from Waverly High School 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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Kenneth Carl Lampe

Born October 13, 1929 in Waverly, IA and died June 29, 2016 in Waverly, IA.

Kenneth Carl Lampe joined the United States Army December 6, 1954 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of SP3 before being discharged December 6, 1956 in Fort Sheridan, IL.

Obituary Kenneth Carl Lampe, age 86, of Waverly, Iowa, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly, Iowa. Kenny was born on October 13, 1929, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Carl and Martha (Brandt) Lampe. He was baptized in Denver, Iowa, on November 3, 1929. Kenny attended St. Paul’s Lutheran […]

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Loren Patrick McEnany

Born September 22, 1934 in Parkersburg, IA and died April 27, 2016 in Waverly, IA.

Loren Patrick McEnany joined the United States Army May 16, 1958 in Fuedenheim, Germany, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Staff sergeant before being discharged February 21, 1962 in Fort Riley, KS.

Obituary Loren Patrick McEnany, 81, of Waverly, Iowa, passed away on April 27, 2016, at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly, Iowa. Loren was born on September 22, 1934, in Albion Twp., Butler County, near Parkersburg, Iowa, the son of Mabel (Brocka) and Patrick McEnany. He was baptized at St. Frances Hospital, in Waterloo, and […]

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Lavern Ernest Lampe

Born May 22, 1921 in Tripoli, IA and died July 28, 2016 in Waverly, IA.

Lavern Ernest Lampe joined the United States Navy November 3, 1942 in Des Moines, IA, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Machinist's Mate 2/C before being discharged October 1, 1945 in Minneapolis, MN.

Obituary Lavern E. Lampe, 95 of Waverly, Iowa, died on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community. Lavern was born May 22, 1921, in rural Tripoli, Bremer County, Iowa, the son of August and Clara (Schnurstein) Lampe. Lavern was baptized on June 12, 1921 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Tripoli and […]

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Steven Lee Wylam

Born June 8, 1950 in Waverly, IA and died October 24, 2015 in Cedar Falls, IA.

Steven Lee Wylam joined the United States Army August 20, 1969 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of before being discharged November 18, 1972 in Oakland, CA.

Obituary Steven “Steve” Lee Wylam, 65, of Shell Rock, died Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the Western Home Community-Elizabeth E. Martin Health Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Steve was born June 8, 1950, the son of Duane and Burneile (Miller) Wylam. He graduated from Waverly-Shell Rock High School with the class of 1969. He then […]

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Harry Arthur Janssen

Born July 23, 1926 in Des Moines, IA and died October 26, 2015 in Waverly, IA.

Harry Arthur Janssen joined the United States Army December 1, 1944 in Fort Snelling, MN, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Technician 5th Grade before being discharged November 7, 1946 in Camp Atterbury, IN.

Obituary Harry A. Janssen, 89, of Waverly, Iowa entered eternal peace on Monday, October 26, 2015, at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly, Iowa. Harry A. Janssen was born July 23, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa. Harry had many fond memories of growing up on the family farm near Chapin and the good times while […]

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