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Erwin John "Erv" Wehling

August 29, 1927 March 11, 2019
Erwin  John "Erv" Wehling
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Obituary for Erwin John "Erv" Wehling

Erwin John “Erv” Wehling, 91, of Waterloo, formerly of Sumner, died Monday, March 11, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

He was born August 29, 1927, in Readlyn, the son of John and Amanda Heubner Wehling. He married LaDora Freudenberg on December 16, 1951 in Readlyn and she preceded him in death on September 12, 1999. He married Luella “Lou” Collins on August 29, 2002 at St. Edward Catholic Church in Waterloo.

Erv served in the United States Army during World War II and then farmed in the Sumner area, retiring in 2002. He was a longtime volunteer with Cedar Valley Hospice, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, and Care Van with Covenant Medical Center.

Survivors include: his wife, Luella Collins of Waterloo; three sons, Steven of Auburndale, Wis, Larry (Rhonda) of Sumner, and Randy (April) of Sumner; two daughters, Cheryl (Merle) Buls of Andover, Minn and Lori (Dr. Mike) Turner of Moline, Ill; nineteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond (Dorothy) of Sumner and Harold (Margaret) of Waterloo; step-children, Christie (Bob) Twaites of Waterloo, Sherry (Ron) Peters of Waterloo, Paula (Doug) Moore of Waterloo, Johnpaul Collins of Cedar Falls, and William Collins of Arizona; numerous step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: a grandson, Brandon Buls; four brothers; Roy, Lorenz, Art, and Luvern Wehling; five sisters, Clara Bohle, Helen Oltrogge, Florence Kuker, Bertha Strottman, and Luceal Schumaker.

Services: 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 15, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with burial in Zion Cemetery, both in Sumner. Full military rites will be conducted by the Sumner American Legion Thomas E. Woods Post 223, assisted by the Iowa Army Honor Guard. Public visitation from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, Waterloo. Visitation also one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

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5:00 PM 3/14/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/14/2019 7:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street

400 South St.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Visitation also one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - South Street
400 South St. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States





10:00 AM 3/15/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran

612 West 3rd St.
Sumner, IA 50674

St. Paul's Lutheran
612 West 3rd St. Sumner 50674 IA
United States

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Zion Cemetery Final Resting Place

Usher Ave.
Sumner, IA 50674

Usher Ave. Sumner 50674 IA
United States

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