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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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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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Steven Patrick Thomas

Born March 23, 1948 in Lake City, FL and died January 30, 2018 in Waterloo, IA.

Steven Patrick Thomas joined the United States Navy December 21, 1967 in Cocoa, FL, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of Airman before being discharged October 1, 1971 in USS John F. Kennedy.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: January 30, 2081.  

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Ronald Duane Thoms

Born December 19, 1946 in Waverly, IA and died February 20, 2018 in Marshalltown, IA.

Ronald Duane Thoms joined the United States Marine Corps March 2, 1966 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of Lance Corporal before being discharged March 1, 1968 in Camp Pendleton, CA.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: February 20, 2081. Obituary Ronald Thoms, 71, of Waverly, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. Ron was born December 19, 1946, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Ernst and Ida (Kaiser) Thoms. He attended the Waverly-Shell Rock High School and then was […]

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Alvin Fredrick Bahlmann

Born January 30, 1933 in Plainfield, IA and died March 24, 2018 in Waverly, IA.

Alvin Fredrick Bahlmann joined the United States Army August 6, 1953 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Private First Class before being discharged May 28, 1955 in Fort Sheridan, IL.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: March 24, 2081. Obituary Alvin “Al” Fredrick Bahlmann, of Waverly, Iowa, passed away March 24, 2018, at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, following a 10 year battle with Parkinson’s. Born January 30, 1933, to the late Frederick and Erna (Mueller) Bahlmann, of Plainfield, he was 85 years old. Al attended […]

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Dale Edward Lynch

Born March 19, 1927 in Reinbeck, IA and died April 1, 2017 in Sumner, IA.

Dale Edward Lynch joined the United States Army May 13, 1952 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Corporal before being discharged April 22, 1954 in Fort Sheridan, IL.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: April 1, 2080. Obituary Dale E. Lynch, 90, of Sumner, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Chapel in Sumner with Rev. Marilyn Sargent officiating. Inurnment will follow at St. Paul’s U.C.C […]

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