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Donald Wayne Barth

September 15, 1948 April 9, 2018
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Obituary for Donald Wayne Barth

Donald Wayne Barth, 69, of Waterloo, died Monday, April 9, at home.

He was born September 15, 1948, in Decorah, the son of Harold and Helen Thorson Barth. He married Julie Steimel in 1973 in Hudson and she preceded him in death on May 19, 2014.
Donald attended grade school in Center Point and graduated from Orange High School, Waterloo, in 1967. He served in the United States Army from 1968-1970 during the Vietnam War as a paratrooper with the 4th Battalion of the 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade, receiving a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal. He was employed with the United States Post Office in Waterloo, retiring after 32 years. Donald was a life member of United Veterans of America, Cedar Falls Amvets Post 49, and an associate member of Rolling Thunder.

Survivors include: his mother, Helen of Waterloo; his son, Brian (Mark) Rowe-Barth of Ames; his daughter, Laura (Jason) Hoodjer of Janesville; two grandsons, Jared Hoodjer and Tyler Hoodjer; his brothers, Jim (Barb) Barth of Cedar Falls and Gary (Sue) Barth of Hampton; his sisters, Debra (Dick) Schroeder of Waverly.

Preceded in death by: his father, Harold.

Private family memorial service will take place with full military rites conducted by the Cedar Falls Amvets Post 49, assisted by the Iowa Army Honor Guard. Inurnment will take place at Iowa Veterans Cemetery at Van Meter. Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway is assisting the family.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.


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