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Larry Waterman

Hawarden, Iowa ~ Larry D. Waterman, 67, of Hawarden, died surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at his residence in Hawarden.

Memorial Service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 29th at the Hawarden Community Church with Rev. Derek Vande Slunt officiating. Burial of the cremated remains with Military Rites will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Thursday, with a Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m. followed by visitation with the family until 8:00 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

Larry D. Waterman was born September 15, 1948 in Hawarden, Iowa, the son of Wayne and Daisy (Strong) Waterman. He served with the US Marine Corps from February of 1966 to June of 1969, and from the reserves until 1972. He received the National Defense Service Medal, and the Vietnamese Campaign and Service Medals.

Larry married Barb Gaul July 21, 1990. They lived northeast of Hawarden where Larry enjoyed raising animals and doing small engine work. He liked to tinker and always had projects to do. He was a long distance truck driver and later worked for LG Everist and then Boyer Gravel. They moved into Hawarden when his health started to decline.

Larry was a member of the Hawarden American Legion. He loved doing woodworking, making many items for family members such as rocking horses, shelves, and tables. He enjoyed eating out with his family and loved to visit with others.

Survivors include his wife, Barb; two sons and their wives, Josh and Sara and John and Amy all of Hawarden; three daughters and their husbands, Amy and Rick of Algona, Iowa, Bobbie and Kirt of Harris, Iowa, and Jodi and Brent of Hawarden; 14 grandchildren; and three brothers, Denny, Terry, and Bruce.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers.

Prayer Service

6:30 p.m. ,Thursday, January 28, 2016
Porter Funeral Home ~ Hawarden
712 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023


7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ,Thursday, January 28, 2016
Porter Funeral Home ~ Hawarden
712 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Memorial Service

10:30 a.m. ,Friday, January 29, 2016
Hawarden Community Church
1700 Central Avenue Hawarden, Iowa 51023

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The past few days has brought back many good memories of my time growing up with Larry. I share with the family the sense of loss on the news of his passing, but I am also encouraged by knowing that he is now in the presence of his loved ones and has found peace.

Mel Schwiesow Jan 26 2016 12:00 AM

You have deepest sympathy and prayers
Lenny & Sherry

LENNY & SHERRY Jan 26 2016 12:00 AM

I spent a lot of school years with Larry and always had a lot of fun with him. I know that all of us who knew him are saddened by his departure. My condolences to Barb, their kids and grandkids and Larrys brothers. May they find solace in their memories of Larry.

Gordon VanderHelm Jan 24 2016 12:00 AM

Rest in Peace.

Cindy (Draayer) Cernohous Jan 24 2016 12:00 AM

May you rest in piece Cousin Larry. We had so much fun when we came to Hawarden to see Aunt Daisy & Uncle Wayne and all you boys.Prayers to all your family.

Lorna (Mann) Waddell Jan 23 2016 12:00 AM

Sending our love to Barb and family. He surely will be missed by many.

Rocky and Alice Waterman Jan 23 2016 12:00 AM

Uncle Larry you will be missed by many. About 3 months ago my uncle called me by accident because he was learning to use his ipad. I am so happy I called him back and we had a nice little chat. It had been several years since i has talked to him. I know you are in heaven with my dad and looking down on us.

Angela Waterman Nuno Jan 22 2016 12:00 AM

Lowell & I extend our deepest sympathies to the entire family. I know Uncle Wayne & Aunt Daisy welcomed you home with open arms.

Corrinne Waterman Reed Jan 22 2016 12:00 AM

What a wonderful kind gentleman...a giant of a gentle man..RIP, Larry...

Dr. Gregory A. Landau, D.C. Jan 22 2016 12:00 AM