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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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Orlin Joe Kelling

Born July 25, 1917 in Mason City, IA and died October 5, 2016 in Clear Lake, IA.

Orlin Joe Kelling joined the United States Navy June 8, 1945 in Minneapolis, MN, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of before being discharged April 4, 1946 in Great Lakes, IL.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: October 5, 2079. Obituary Orlin Joe Kelling, 99, of Clear Lake, formerly of Waverly, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake. A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church, 112 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, with Rev. […]

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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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Henry Morley Hanson

Born July 3, 1924 in Warren, MN and died March 8, 2017 in Waverly, IA.

Henry Morley Hanson joined the United States Navy July 1, 1943 in Minneapolis, MN, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Apprentice Seaman before being discharged May 26, 1947 in Great Lakes, IL.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: March 8, 2080. Obituary Henry M. Hanson, 92, of Waverly, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly. Henry Morley Hanson was born on July 3, 1924, the son of Henry Martin and Olga Marie (Bjorsness) Hanson in Warren, Minnesota. He […]

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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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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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Archie Aultman Barkhoff

Born April 27, 1919 in Melvin, IA and died February 23, 2018 in Waverly, IA.

Archie Aultman Barkhoff joined the United States Army May 8, 1942 in Fort Des Moines, IA, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before being discharged December 22, 1945 in Fort Leavenworth, KS.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: February 23, 2081. Obituary Archie Aultman Barkhoff, 98, of Waverly, Iowa, and formerly of Tripoli, Iowa, passed away on February 23, 2018 at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community. Archie was born April 27, 1919 on a farm near Melvin, Iowa, to Enno and Anna (Lupkes) Barkhoff. He received his education […]

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James Albert Jermier

Born December 21, 1923 in Waverly, IA and died July 27, 2017 in Dallas Center, IA.

James Albert Jermier joined the United States Army January 22, 1943 in Camp Dodge, IA, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of before being discharged December 27, 1945 in Camp Dodge, IA.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: July 27, 2080. Obituary James A. “Jerry” Jermier, 93, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center. Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 9, at Iles-Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center. Private inurnment will be […]

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Sandie Robert Cooper

Born July 22, 1925 in Horton, IA and died October 26, 2017 in Sumner, IA.

Sandie Robert Cooper joined the United States Navy September 26, 1943 in , served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Electrician's Mate Third Class before being discharged January 14, 1946 in Minneapolis, MN.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: October 26, 2080. Obituary Sandie R. “Bob” Cooper, 92, of Sumner, died Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Faith Evangelical Church in Sumner with Rev. David Barner officiating. Burial will follow at […]

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Leslie Biermann

Born April 29, 1919 in Bremer County, IA and died July 24, 2017 in Sumner, IA.

Leslie Biermann joined the United States Army August 25, 1942 in Camp Dodge, IA, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Technician Fifth Grade before being discharged October 31, 1945 in Fort Knox, KY.

Armed Forces Grave Registration Release Date: July 24, 2080. Obituary Leslie Biermann, 98, of Tripoli, died Monday, July 24, 2017, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, July, 31, 2017, at Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli with Rev. Burt Williams officiating. Inurnment will […]

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