Harold R. Ungerer

Harold R. Ungerer, 75, of Hawkeye, died Saturday, August 8, 2015, at Unity Point Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye with Rev. David R. Nelson officiating.  Interment will follow at Hawkeye Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 11th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Wednesday. Memorials may be made in his name to the Hawkeye Cemetery or Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye. 

Harold Ralph, son of Albert and Frieda Niemann Ungerer, was born July 20, 1940, in West Union, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye. He received his education in the Hawkeye Schools and received his GED following marriage. Harold was united in marriage with Barbara Bolton on January 19, 1957, at the parsonage of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye. He was a lifelong farmer and drove truck for Zupke Sand and Gravel for many years. A lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye, he also served on the Hawkeye Co-op board and Hawkeye Cemetery board. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, square dancing, and riding his tractor in the annual Hawkeye Days Parade.

In addition to his wife, Barbara, Harold is survived by three sons, Steve (Cheri Miller) Ungerer of Hawkeye, Michael (Annette) Ungerer of West Point, and Brian Ungerer of Elkader; two daughters, Brenda (Charles) Downs of Fayette and Sheryl (Guy) Miner of Castalia; seven grandchildren, Justin and Jacob Downs, Chad and Katie Ungerer, Cory (Stacy) Miner, Casie (Phillip) Eichenberger, and Christa (Isaac Jacobson) Miner; a great granddaughter, Regan Miner; a brother, Mervin (Kate) Ungerer of Hawkeye; and three sisters, Doris Homewood of West Union, Phyllis Plaster of Denver, and Dorothy (Paul) Boess of Hawkeye.

Harold was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy in 1978; triplet grandchildren, Jason, Jeffrey, and Joshua Downs; his parents, two brothers, Robert and Donald; a sister, Louanne, who died in early childhood; one nephew; two nieces; two brothers-in-law, Charles Plaster and Charles Homewood; and one sister-in-law, Nora Ungerer.



rachel bonefas-hurd on August 11, 2015 at 8:31 AM said:

to Steve: sorry for the lose of your dad!! He was a great man!!
Kim & Tim Helmbrecht on August 10, 2015 at 7:32 PM said:

Heaven welcomed a wonderful man. Praying that you'll be surrounded by God's comforting love and filled with His peace.
Karla (Halter) Duff on August 10, 2015 at 4:12 PM said:

Sending prayers to all -So sorry for your loss.
Kent Anderson on August 10, 2015 at 3:30 PM said:

To Brian: You have my condolences. I saw your dad's death notice in the W'loo Courier, and I saw Hawkeye, Iowand and I thought your middle name is Harold. Again you have my sympathy and for your whole family.
Tera Bunn Sperfslage on August 10, 2015 at 1:08 PM said:

Dear Brian,
I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I pray for comfort to you and that your memories will help to somewhat ease the pain.
Kay Kent on August 10, 2015 at 9:58 AM said:

My sincere sympathy and prayers to all of you. May you feel our Savior's love and peace at this difficult time. I was surely left great sadness after hearing this at Trinity yesterday.
Kelly (Halter) Knott on August 10, 2015 at 8:24 AM said:

Thoughts are with you during this time.
Irene & Eileen Richards on August 10, 2015 at 7:33 AM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ungerer family, and especially Barb. We hope you find comfort in the many happy memories of Harold. He will be missed.
Bryce and Stephanie Hanson on August 10, 2015 at 7:21 AM said:

It's been a pleasure living in the same neighborhood with Harold. He always had a smile when I saw him. My prayers and sympathy go out to Barb and his family.
CONNIE & RON SCHLATTER on August 9, 2015 at 8:54 PM said:

Even though we had received a phone call that Harold was in the hospital, to now read his obit, we are in total shock. There has to be a lot of heavy hearts and tears in the Ungerer family. We send our prayers that your christian upbringing will bring you a sense of Your Fathers presence in this sad time.May you find comfort in that.
Ron & I would love to be among the many who attend the Celebration of Cousin Harolds life but many miles keep us from doing that. Our prayers and hugs are with you all.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home

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