ARCHER, George Wallace 1920-2015
ARCHER, WITTE, MUMBY
Posted By: K. L. Kittleson
Date: 9/22/2015 at 21:42:23
George W. Archer
Died: Jan. 8, 2015
Friday, January 16, 2015 at Locke Funeral Home.
Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery where there will be full military rites by the Iowa National Guard Funeral Honors Detail, and Cedar Falls AMVET Post 49.
Cedar Falls AMVET Post 49 to be used for Honor Flight participants
George Wallace “Wally” Archer, 94, of Cedar Falls died at Covenant Medical Center January 8, 2015 of natural causes.
He was born on November 13, 1920 in Tama, Iowa the son of Clarence and Clara (Witte) Archer.
George graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1939. He married Shirley M. Mumby on June 20, 1943 at Christ Episcopal Church in Waterloo, Shirley passed away on May 2, 2004.
George served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946.
He worked for the Illinois Central Railroad for 42 years retiring as foreman in the Round House in 1980. George was a member of Trinity Episcopal Parish, and later attended St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He spent 27 years at different times on the Vestry and was also on the Building Committee for Trinity.
George and Shirley shared presidency of the Iowa Chapter of National Campers and Hikers Association. They traveled to every state (including Hawaii and Alaska), Canada, Europe and attended three passion plays -including one in Germany.
George enjoyed camping and woodworking. He built the house the family lived in on Alameda Street.
George is survived by two daughters, Roberta Saathoff of Plano, Texas, and Becky (Tom) Tackenberg of Cedar Falls; five grandchildren: Amy (Greg) Gill, Katina (Jim) Stinson, Jill (Sean) Scarbrough, Kent Saathoff, and Ann Baker; five great-grandchildren: Jadyn, Tessa, Haylee, Duncan, Maddie, Alivia, Ashley, Sack, and Tim.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, infant son Robert, son-in-law Ralph Saathoff, and a brother in infancy.
Source: Locke Funeral Home website
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