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Norman Richard Waters

Nov 19, 2013

Norman Richard Waters, 81, Fairfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.

The family will receive friends at First Christian Church in Fairfield from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel in Mt. Pleasant with Larry Fletcher officiating with Military Honors conducted by the U.S. Navy. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday at Olson –Powell’s. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the National Brain Tumor Society at www.braintumor.org in his name or given to the family.

Arrangements are in care of the Raymond Funeral Home of Fairfield and Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel in Mt. Pleasant. Online condolences may be sent to: www.raymondfuneralhomes.com.

He was born Sept. 22, 1932, at Crawfordsville, and was the son of Harold and Marian Davidson Waters.

He was raised in the Crawfordsville community and graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1950. He attended Washington Junior College for a year before joining the service.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from March 28, 1952, until his discharge on March 12, 1956. He was stationed out of San Diego and then Hawaii and spent a great deal of time at sea on the destroyer escort U.S.S. McCoy Reynolds. He served on the Admiral’s staff.

He married Elva Anderson on Oct. 10, 1958.

He graduated from Iowa City Business College and began his career as an accountant. He worked at Iowa Steel and Iron in Cedar Rapids before moving to Fairfield and working for Universal Producing Company for 15 years. He was the cost accountant for Hawkeye Steel Products in Houghton for 38 years and then chose to continue to work part time there until Dec. 31, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Dorothy Larson.

Surviving are his wife; daughter, JoEllyn (Robert) Owens of Wichita Falls, Texas; son, Scott (Peggy) Waters of Iowa City; and one granddaughter.

 

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