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Stephen Michael Phelan

Born April 5, 1948 in Council Bluffs, IA and died March 27, 2017 in Waterloo, IA.

Stephen Michael Phelan joined the United States Army June 27, 1966 in Omaha, NE, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of Specialist 4 before being discharged June 26, 1969 in Fort Sheridan, IL.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: March 27, 2080. Obituary Steve Phelan, 68, died unexpectedly on March 27 in one of his favorite places – riding his bike in nature with the trees and the deer. He had many titles – husband, father, veteran, teacher, coach, writer, friend – but his favorite title was human […]

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Randall Roy Sickles

Born May 8, 1965 in Waterloo, IA and died September 13, 2014 in Waterloo, IA.

Randall Roy Sickles joined the United States Air Force November 29, 1984 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Persian Gulf War era and reached the rank of Technical Sergeant before being discharged November 30, 2004 in Offutt Air Force Base, NE.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: September 13, 2077. Obituary Randall Roy Sickles, 49 of Dunkerton and formerly of Readlyn, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Unity Point Health-Allen Memorial in Waterloo from an unexpected illness. Randy was born on May 8, 1965, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Duane and Virginia (Sauerbrei) […]

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Roger William Bock

Born December 12, 1941 in Sumner, IA and died February 6, 2016 in Sumner, IA.

Roger William Bock joined the United States Army October 6, 1964 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of Specialist 5 before being discharged September 16, 1966 in Fort Hamilton, NY.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: February 6, 2079. Obituary Roger W. Bock, 74, of Sumner, died Saturday, February 6, 2016, at his home in Sumner. There will be no services at Roger’s request. Inurnment will be at Union Mound Cemetery in Sumner at a later date. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner is assisting the […]

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Daniel Scott Milnes

Born January 9, 1957 in Centerville, IA and died August 7, 2016 in Rochester, MN.

Daniel Scott Milnes joined the United States Air Force January 10, 1989 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Persian Gulf era and reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before being discharged June 30, 2008 in Randolph Air Force Base, TX.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: August 7, 2079. Obituary Daniel S. Milnes, 59, of Robins and formerly of Sumner, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at his son’s home in Rochester, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 12, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Sumner, Iowa with […]

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Ray Howard Roder

Born July 1, 1929 in Sumner, IA and died November 27, 2016 in Sumner, IA.

Ray Howard Roder joined the United States Army February 4, 1953 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Corporal before being discharged December 1, 1954 in Fort Carson, CO.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: November 27, 2079 Obituary Ray H. Roder, 87, of Sumner, died Sunday, November 27, 2016, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli with Rev. Marilyn Sargent officiating. Interment will be held […]

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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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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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Richard Dean Kappmeyer

Born September 11, 1952 in New Hampton, IA and died November 17, 2015 in Tripoli, IA.

Richard Dean Kappmeyer joined the United States Marine Corps October 1, 1969 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of Lance Corporal before being discharged September 22, 1971 in San Francisco, CA.

Obituary Richard Dean Kappmeyer, 63, of Frederika, Iowa, died on November 17, 2015, at his home. Richard was born on September 11, 1952, in New Hampton, Iowa, the son of Walter John and Esther Geraldine (Kist) Kappmeyer. He was baptized in 1952 and confirmed on April 11, 1965, both at St. John’s United Church of […]

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Orville Carl Jones

Born February 3, 1933 in St. Ansgar, IA and died January 23, 2016 in Waverly, IA.

Orville Carl Jones joined the United States Army December 4, 1953 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Private First Class before being discharged December 2, 1955 in San Francisco, CA.

Obituary Orville Jones Sr., 82, of Waverly, Iowa passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly, Iowa. Orville Carl Jones Sr. was born on February 3, 1933, the son of Grace Jones in St. Ansgar, Iowa. He attended country school. Following his education, he helped farmers in the Greene […]

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Roger David Anhalt

Born December 21, 1933 in Bremer County, IA and died January 18, 2016 in Waverly, IA.

Roger David Anhalt joined the United States Army January 5, 1954 in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of Specialist 3d Class before being discharged December 21, 1955 in Fort Ord, CA.

Obituary Roger D. Anhalt, 82, of Waverly passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016 at his residence in Waverly, Iowa. Roger David Anhalt was born on December 21, 1933, the son of Joseph and Alice (Rhode) Anhalt in Bremer County, Iowa. He graduated from Waverly High School in 1952 and then attended AIB College in […]

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