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Heinz J. "Hank" Kugler

June 20, 1946 October 13, 2019
Heinz J. "Hank" Kugler
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Heinz J. “Hank” Kugler, 73 of Waterloo, died Sunday, October 13.

He was born June 20, 1946 in Grieskirchen, Austria, son of Oskar and Irene Reither Kugler. He and his family immigrated to the US through Ellis Island in 1952. He married Peg Wilson in 1973 and they were later divorced.

Heinz graduated with a business degree from the University of Northern Iowa. He was employed with Gilmore & Doyle Engineering and Brice, Patrides Donahue Engineering. He served in the US Navy, during the Vietnam War, aboard the USS America.

Survived by a son, Jason (Megan) Kugler of Janesville; a daughter, Kari Harden of Jesup; a brother, Werner (Debra) Kugler of Ocala, Fla.; a sister, Erika (Bob) Spitz of Osage and grandchildren, Austin, Dylan, Jocelyn and Allison Kugler and Ella and Ava Maker and Jake Harden.

Preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Hilda Kugler; two brothers, Oskar and Uwe Kugler and an infant sister, Karin Kugler.

Visitation will be Friday, October 18 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway.

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Heinz was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan and wore his Hawkeye gear wherever he went. He made lots of friends throughout his life and was known for his good stories. He will be missed by many!

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4:00 PM 10/18/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/18/2019 7:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

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