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Morarend, Willard W. "Willie" 1925-2016


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 10/27/2019 at 18:31:54

Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) - Thursday, November 24, 2016

Willard W. Morarend, 91, recently residing at Guttenberg Care Center, formerly of Dubuque, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016. Willie was a renowned elevator operator, sweet corn grower, euchre player and man about town.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 26, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 203 Pearl St., Guttenberg, IA, where friends may greet the family from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in the Guttenberg Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League. Friends may also greet the family from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, November 25, at Hoffmann Schneider Funeral Home, 1640 Main St., Dubuque.

Willard was born June 8, 1925, in Osterdock, the son of Elmer and Elizabeth (Hinrichs) Morarend. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post #6.

Willard married Lois Peake on January 13, 1947, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Guttenberg. She preceded him in death on October 29, 2006. Willard farmed with his wife for many years, and was also employed at the Dubuque Packing Company and American Trust & Savings Bank.

Willard is survived by five children, Joyce (Terry) Williams, of Monument, CO, Butch (Cindy) Morarend, of St. Louis, MO, Judell (Rick) Anderson, of Plymouth, MN, Jacqueline (David) Meyer, of Cedar Falls, IA, and Julie (Dan) Schnuelle, of Fox Lake, IL; 11 grandchildren, Troy, Todd (Allie), Brian, Bret (Julie), Matt (Jenny), Dave, Leah, Brian (Michelle), Kyle (Brittany), Patrick, and T.J.; 10 great grandchildren, Aubrey, Courtney, Ella, Rilan, Odin, Courtney (Drew), Kailyn (David), Avery, Jack and Grace; two great great grandchildren, Emmalyn and Aubriana; his niece, Sarah (Brian) May; and two nephews, Darren Marting and Duane (Cindy) Pins. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother Wilbert; and two sisters, Wilma Pins and Eunice Marting. Memorials may be made to Cedar Valley Hospice.

The family would like to thank the staff at Guttenberg Care Center; Guttenberg Municipal Hospital; NorthCrest Specialty Care; and Cedar Valley Hospice. Their care was a comfort to Willard and was greatly appreciated.


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