Aico Herman Wenzel (1925 - 2012)

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Place of Burial: Waterloo, IA, USA
Birthplace: Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States
Death: Died in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States
Occupation: Firefighter
Managed by: Dan Cornett
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About Aico Herman Wenzel

During his 44 years as a Waterloo City Fireman, Herman saw lots of changes. These links to pictures show some of those changes:

See also these youtube links: one, two, three.

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Herman Wenzel, 87, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, August 23, 2012, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

He was born February 22, 1925 in Waterloo, son of Herman and Jennie Kamies Wenzel.

He married June Marie Sires December 16, 1950 in Dike. She died August 4, 1992. He married Betty Krogh August 6, 1994 in Waterloo.

Herman was a firefighter for the city of Waterloo for 44 years, retiring in 1993. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the US Army.

Survivors include his wife, four step-children and seven step-grandchildren; his two daughters, Becky (Danny Joe) Rose of Blair, Okla., Brenda (Dennis Gettman) Wenzel of Yukon, Okla.; his son, Gary (Kristin) of Cedar Falls; three grandsons, Joshua, Benjamin, and Jared.

Preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia Sulentic; and a grandson, Noah.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Kimball Avenue United Methodist Church with burial in Garden of Memories. Full military rites will be conducted by the Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 and flag presentation by the Iowa Army Honor Guard.

Public visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway. Visitation will continue for one hour before services at the church on Tuesday.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Source: Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service

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Note: First name of "Aico" was never used by Herman; this name came from conversation with his first wife, June, c. 1977. From the family tree, it evidently comes from Herman's mother Jennie's family.

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Herman Wenzel's Timeline

1925
February 22, 1925
Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States
1949
1949
- present
Age 23
Iowa, United States
1950
December 16, 1950
Age 25
Dike, Grundy, Iowa, United States
1994
August 6, 1994
Age 69
Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States
2012
August 23, 2012
Age 87
Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States
August 28, 2012
Age 87
Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States