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Bobby G. German

November 7, 1924 May 26, 2018
Bobby G. German
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Obituary for Bobby G. German

Bobby G. German, 93, of Waterloo, moved on to heaven to be with family and friends on Saturday, May 26, at Ravenwood Nursing & Rehab Center.

Bobby was born November 7, 1924 in Meadville, Missouri, son of James Andrew German and Esther Brinkman German. He married Donna Stoyanoff on March 18, 1949 in Crystal City, Missouri.

Bobby was employed at John Deere, Rath Packing Company and owned his landscaping business for many years, retiring in 1982.

He was drafted into the Army on March 27, 1943 and served in WW II Infantry until January, 1946. He was wounded in September, 1944 in Brest, France and was awarded the Purple Heart. He also received two bronze stars, a good conduct medal, American Theatre Campaign ribbons, three overseas bars and a victory ribbon.

Bobby enjoyed fishing and sharing his “catches” with family and friends. Special thanks to Eddie for making his last fishing trips possible. He enjoyed riding his lawn mower, his morning coffee time with his friends and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, funny jokes and story-telling. Bobby was a caring individual and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include: his wife of 69 years, Donna; two daughters, Cindy (Jeff) Mikita of Waterloo and Terri Bearbower of Chattanooga, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Mikaela (Scott) Bachinski of Prior Lake, Minnesota, Stefanie (Javier) Melendez of Apison, Tennessee, Brandi Wagner of Waterloo and Jeff (Jenny) Wittwer of Olathe, Kansas; ten great grandchildren, Kennedi, Riley, Kaiden, Emma, Drake, Reese, Cristian, Sofia, Lola and Gracyn; two nieces, Dorothy (Ray) Munger of Waterloo and Candy (Dean) Woodson of Olathe, Kansas; and two nephews, Ricky (Diane) German of Meadville, Missouri and Jim German of Nevada, Missouri.

Preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, James Andrew German, Jr.; and two sisters, Mildred Warner and Joyce Hinton.

A private service will be held Thursday with burial in Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by Waterloo Amvets Post 19, Evansdale Amvets Post 31 and the Iowa Army Honor Guard. Public visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway.

Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice.

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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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Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

West 4th St. and Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

West 4th St. and Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 Iowa
United States

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