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ANWAY, Leo L. 1919-2010


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 11/17/2010 at 11:23:14

[Waterloo Courier, Thursday, July 8, 2010]

CEDAR FALLS - Leo Lavern Anway, 90, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, July 5, at Western Home Martin Center.

He was born Nov. 11, 1919, in Crider, Mo., son of Warren Adelbert and Lulu Mae Williams Anway. He married Mary Emma Fox on June 2, 1946, in Fairbank. She died Oct. 5, 2004.

Mr. Anway served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for Viking Pump before operating a landscaping business, grading lawns, plowing gardens and moving snow. He was a guitarist, and for many years was a member, along with his wife, of a succession of local bands.

Survived by: a daughter, Sharon Anway (Betsy Zan) of Cedar Falls; two sons, Al (Vickie) of Roanoke, Va., and Galen (Schaen'ette) of Cedar Falls; and two grandsons, Doug and Jeff Anway.

Preceded in death by: an infant son; three brothers, Darwin, Alvin and Virgil; and two sisters, Lela in infancy and Lucille.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Finchford Community Bible Church, with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, with military honors by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49. Public visitation for an hour before services Friday at the church. Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials: may be directed to the Waterloo Art Association, P.O. Box 1496, Waterloo 50704.

Leo built many creative, stringed musical instruments and occasionally repaired guitars. In addition to all of these musical and woodworking talents, he was a graphic artist, drawing exquisite landscapes and animal scenes using pastel chalk. He touched many lives in many ways.


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