Obituaries

John “Joe” Stern

Nov 14, 2017
Stern, John Joe

Services

10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Garden View Chapel

Visitation

5-7:00 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 at Garden View Chapel as well as an hour prior to the service

Cemetery

Garden of Memories Cemetery with military honors by Waterloo AMVETS Post 19, Evansdale AMVETS Post 31 and the Army National Guard

Memorials

May be directed to the family

Biography

John “Joe” Stern, 65, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Joe was born March 23, 1952 in Waterloo, son of John Albert and Genevieve (Drenth) Stern.

He graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1970. Joe married Janice Annette Kuhn on March 9, 1984 in Waterloo; she preceded him in death on October 9, 2016.

Joe worked for John Deere Co. for many years in manufacturing. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the UAW Local 838. He enjoyed trap shooting with the John Deere league at the Cedar Falls Gun Club. Joe also loved to hunt and fish trout in the streams of northeast Iowa.

He is survived by: a son, Jesse A. Stern of Waterloo; a brother, Dale (Leslie) Stern of Ankeny; and a sister, Gloria Conner of Waterloo.

Joe was preceded in death by: his parents and his wife, Janice.

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  1. robert | Nov 29, 2017
    Very sorry to hear of Joe's passing and while I haven't seen him in many years I had very fond memories of a long road trip with Joe and others from Waterloo to see a Rock festival sponsored by Rolling Stone Magazine in the early 70's. in Baton Rouge La. It was a great adventure for all of us and I know Joe would smile remembering that! Enjoy the adventures ahead Joe!!
  2. Williams Family | Nov 27, 2017
    Condolences to the Stern family.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family.  Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds."  May God bring you comfort and peace.
  3. Jim Archibald | Nov 17, 2017

    Very sorry to hear of Joe's passing and while I haven't seen him in many years I had very fond memories of a long road trip with Joe and others from Waterloo to see a Rock festival sponsored by Rolling Stone Magazine in the early 70's. in Baton Rouge La. It was a great adventure for all of us and I know Joe would smile remembering that! Enjoy the adventures ahead Joe!!

  4. Danny Weiss | Nov 16, 2017
    To Jesse and the rest of the family, so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was a really great guy. May you find comfort during this sad time.
  5. Verna Lansing | Nov 15, 2017

    I am very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Joe was a great guy. I knew him from working at John Deere. 

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