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LATTERMAN, Hartley Louis 1921-2017


Posted By: K. L. Kittleson
Date: 12/5/2017 at 18:51:40

Hartley Louis Latterman

Memorial Service:
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories
Waterloo, Iowa

Following Memorial Service at
Garden of Memories
3669 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, Iowa

Military Rites:
At Graveside by United States Army Funeral Rites Detail; AMVETS Post 19 (Evansdale), AMVETS Post 31 (Waterloo)

Hartley Louis Latterman, 96, died peacefully Friday December 1, 2017 while living at Bickford Senior Living in Iowa City, Iowa.

Hartley was born February 21, 1921 in Frankville Township in Winneshiek CO, Iowa. In Hartley’s early years he was raised by his loving Aunt and Uncle, Rosena and Marvin Winters in Waukon, Iowa. As Hartley grew up, he worked for several farmers as a hired hand. Not long after the start of World War II, Hartley enlisted in the Army. He served with the 78th Infantry Division. He was very proud veteran and carried his military experience with him throughout his life.

After the war, Hartley eventually moved to Waterloo, Iowa. He had a lifelong passion for aviation and eventually got his pilot’s license and bought his own plane. While living in Waterloo, he married Virginia Edgetion on May 9, 1953. Hartley worked for Rath Packing Plant for 31 years before retiring in 1979. For many years, the summers and holidays were full of family and grandkids at Hartley and Virginia’s house.

Shortly after their first grandchild was born, Hartley decided to build a go-cart for him. The first go-cart led to more go-carts, more grandkids, mini bikes, 3-wheelers, garden tractors, and driving lessons. Hartley’s patience and love for children was unmatched. After the death of his wife Virginia, Hartley shared many years with longtime friend Harriett Boike and her family. Of Hartley’s 96 years he touched a lot of lives. He gave his time, talents, and care to many people. Never late for anyone or anything. He will be truly missed.

Hartley is preceded in death by his wife Virginia; parents Albert and Elsie Latterman; brothers, Leslie and Vernon; sisters Mildred and Maxine; son-in-law Elmer Walls; and great-grandson Casey Walls.

Hartley is survived by his step-children; Ramona Walls of Oxford, Iowa and Ronald Heller of Arizona; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many friends.

The family would like to express their thanks for the wonderful care given by Bickford Senior Living and Hospice staff.

SOURCE: Parrott & Wood Funeral Service website


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