Creston, Union County, Iowa
OBITUARY - ALFRED LE"ROY" WADELL
Alfred Le"Roy" WADDELL, 85 of Creston died Sept. 26, 2007 at Greater Regional
Medical Center in Creston.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at Pearson-Coen-Beaty Family Funeral
Service, 809 W. Montgomery. The Rev. Tim DODSON of Menomonie, Wisc and Mary
O'RILEY, Hospice Chaplain will officiate the services. Burial with Military
rites by VFW Theodore J. Martens Post No. 1797 will be in Graceland Cemetery.
Open visitation will be 2 to 9 pm today with the family receiving friends 6 to
8 pm today at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Greater Regional
Hospice Home. Online condolences may be left at: www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com
LeRoy "Roy" WADDELL, son of Nellie May (WATTS) and Alfred Otho WADDELL, was
born April 6, 1922, at Knowlton, Ringgold County, Iowa. In 1938, Roy married
Josephine GROVES in Grant City, Mo. They later divorced. On April 12, 1947,
Roy married Fern Evelyn SCHOFIELD in Creston.
Roy was a longtime resident of Union County. He owned and operated F & R
Trucking and Western Iron Metal in Creston. He drove for Hamm's Beer, Southern
Iowa Trolley and later worked as shop supervisor until retiring.
He served in the U.S. Army from Dec. 26, 1942 to Jan. 10, 1946, during World
War II. He received four overseas service bars, European-African Middle
Eastern Theater Ribbon with one silver battle star. Good conduct medal and
World War II Victory Medal. He was member of the VFW, American Legion and
Eagles, all of Creston.
Survivors include a special loved one, Marcie TYLER of Creston; three
daughters, Helen Mae WADDELL (friend Scott COLEMAN) and Mary (husband Bernie)
WHITE, all of Creston, and Donna (husband Ron) FOGLE of Surprise, Ariz.;
numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughters Connie Jean
McNICHOLS and Patty (DODSON) CHEVELLE; long time friend Junior "Amos" DAUB,
and Great-granddaughter Destiny MILLER.
Submitted by Mary White, July of 2009
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