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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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Charles Melbourne Austin

Born November 24, 1939 in Waverly, IA and died June 30, 2018 in Waterloo, IA.

Charles Melbourne Austin joined the United States Army October 15, 1961 in Waverly, IA, served during the Peacetime era and reached the rank of Specialist Fourth Grade before being discharged August 14, 1962 in Fort Huachuca, AZ.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: June 30, 2081. Obituary Charles “Chuck” Melbourne Austin, 78, of Waverly, died Saturday, June 30, 2018, at UnityPoint-Allen Hospital in Waterloo. Chuck was born November 24, 1939, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Melbourne “Mez” and Olive (Beine) Austin. He attended Waverly High School where he became active in […]

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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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Paul Fred Zabel

Born October 11, 1917 in Tripoli, IA and died July 25, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Paul Fred Zabel joined the United States Army March 3, 1942 in Fort Des Moines, IA, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Sergeant before being discharged September 29, 1945 in Drew Field, FL.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: July 25, 2078. Obituary Paul F. Zabel, 97, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Sumner, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at ManorCare Health Services in Cedar Rapids. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Church-Spring Fountain of rural Sumner with Rev. George […]

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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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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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Ernest Henry Poock

Born July 12, 1920 in Waverly, IA and died April 6, 2018 in Readlyn, IA.

Ernest Henry Poock joined the United States Army September 17, 1942 in Camp Dodge, IA, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Sergeant before being discharged November 14, 1945 in Jefferson Barracks, MO.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: April 6, 2081. Obituary Ernest “Ernie” H. Poock, 97, of Readlyn, died Friday, April 6, 2018, surrounded by his family at his granddaughter’s home in Readlyn. Ernest was born July 12, 1920, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Henry and Lydia (Warneke) Poock. He was baptized August 1, 1920 […]

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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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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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