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Michael Watts

Dec 06, 2013

Michael Watts, 62, Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at the Henry County Health Center.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel where the family will receive friends. Funeral services will immediately follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Luder officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name and may be directed to his family. Online condolences may be directed to

Born Jan. 18, 1951 in Mt. Pleasant, he was the son of Harold Howard and Winifred Louise (Finn) Watts. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant Community High School in 1969. He was married five times. He first married Carolyn Hummell, followed by Karen DeLong, Kay Bruce, Toni Duckett and Kathy Hogan. He is survived by his significant other, Joyce Denning.

He began his working career as a mechanic at Sheets Motors in Mt. Pleasant. He was then a manager at Pizza Hut in Knoxville and Mt. Pleasant. For a period of time, he worked at Vega Industries in Mt. Pleasant. Moving to Cedar Rapids, he worked as a machine operator at both Gail Industries, and for over 20 years, at Cryovac-Sealed Air. Returning to Mt. Pleasant, he worked as a cashier at Wal-Mart.

He enjoyed spending time with his family. He also enjoyed working on all types of motors and fishing.

He is survived by Joyce Denning of Mt. Pleasant; three daughters, Machelle Lowe of Mt. Pleasant, Wendy Ganzevoort of Cedar Rapids and Tiffany Watts of Oelwein; a son, Christopher (Trisha) Watts of Cedar Rapids; two brothers, Lyle (Peg) Watts and Roger (Rhonda) Watts all of Cedar Rapids; a sister, Becky (Jeff) Beavers of Mt. Pleasant; and seven grandchildren; his stepfather, Keith Smith of Mt. Pleasant.

Preceding him in death are his parents.

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