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.