BEARBOWER, Ronald E. 1945-2015
BEARBOWER, HICKEY, POLLEY, HILDEBRAND, CONRAD
Posted By: K.L. Kittleson
Date: 12/21/2015 at 18:37:18
Ronald E. Bearbower, 70 of Waterloo, Iowa, died Monday, December 21, 2015, at Covenant Medical Center.
He was born August 7, 1945, in Waterloo, son of Vern and Margaret Hickey Bearbower. He married Dorothy Joan Polley June 10, 1967 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waterloo.
Ron graduated from Columbus High School and served during Viet Nam with the U.S. Navy. He was employed with John Deere for forty years, retiring in December 2006.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Michael (Becky) of Waterloo; a daughter, Amy Bearbower of Waterloo; a granddaughter, Arianna Bearbower; two brothers, Don (Margie) of San Antonio, Texas and Steve (Linda) of Waterloo; a sister Shirley Rachuy of Des Moines.
Preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia Conrad and Verna Hildebrand; and a brother, Robert Bearbower.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 24 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by the Waterloo and Evansdale Amvets Post 19 & 31 with flag presentation by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.
Public visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. Wed. at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, where there will be a 4 p.m. Knights of Columbus rosary and a 7 p.m. vigil. Public visitation will continue for one hour before services at the church on Thursday.
Memorials: directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.
Source: Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Home
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