Black Hawk County

Pfc. Joseph S. Hoover




Three Added to Waterloo List of Dead

Names of three more men were added to the list of Waterloo’s war dead by war department messages to relatives here Saturday.

Killed on Luzon were:
Pfc. Donald M. Thomas, 34.
Pfc. Kenneth K. Diamond, 26.

Killed in Germany:
Pfc. Joseph Hoover, 34.

[Page 22] Private Hoover, about 32, formerly of Waterloo, was killed in action in Germany, Mar. 31, it was learned Saturday by his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Mickley, 427 Dane street.

A son of Mrs. Ella Henderson, Kingsford Heights, Ind., formerly of Waterloo, Private Hoover entered service in December, 1942. He had been overseas about a year.

He was born here and was graduated from East high school. Formerly an usher at the Paramount theater, he was employed at John Deere Tractor Co. before entering service.

Surviving are his mother, his step-father, R. L. Henderson; his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Mickley; another uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Teffrer, 321 River Forest road; and two cousins, Mrs. John Gilles, 217 Dawson street, and Mrs. Foster Willey, 427 Dane street.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Thursday, April 22, 1945, Pages 11 & 22

City in Brief

Funeral services for Pvt. Joseph S. Hoover, 24, who was killed in the Battle of the Bulge, were Jan. 27 at the National cemetery, Ft. Barrancus, Fla. Private Hoover was a native of Waterloo. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester R. Henderson, Pensacola, Fla.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Tuesday, February 01, 1949, Page 3