Donald H. Semelroth

Nov 18, 2018
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10:00 a.m. Friday, November 23, 2018 at Garden of Memories Cemetery in the Garden of the Good Shepherd. Full Military Honors will be accorded by Guy Iverson V.F.W. Post 49 and the US Navy Honors Detail. 


Garden of Memories Cemetery


Trinity American Lutheran Church, 605 W. 4th St., Waterloo, IA 50701 or Guy W. Iverson V.F.W. Post 49, 1934 Irving St., Cedar Falls, IA 50613.


Donald H. Semelroth, age 86, of Waterloo, died Sunday, November 18, 2018 at UnityPoint Allen Hospital. 

He was born October 30, 1932 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Alonzo and Edna (Liepelt) Semelroth.  Don attended Cedar Rapids and Lisbon Schools and was a US Navy Veteran, serving from 1950-55, part of it during the Korean War.  Don was united in marriage with Mildred “Millie” Helen Bronner on October 2, 1953 in

San Francisco, CA. She preceded him in death on May 13, 2016.

Don was a machinist with John Deere & Co. for many years.  He was a member of U.A.W. Local 838, Trinity American Lutheran Church in Waterloo and Guy W. Iverson V.F.W. Post 49 in Cedar Falls.  Don enjoyed cooking, carpentry, woodworking, especially building bird houses.  He liked to travel with Millie by motorcycle or motorhome and enjoyed spending time with his family and his neighbors.  Don’s constant companions after Millie’s passing were his beloved dog, Bouncer and cat, Diamond.

Survivors include two sons, Bradley R. Semelroth of Texas and Mark D. Semelroth of Florida; five grandchildren, A.J. (Sonya) Semelroth, Abby (Doug) Roethler, Eric (Jessica) Semelroth, Ashley (Christian) Rivera, and Kameron Semelroth and ten great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, six brothers, Melvin, Howard, Bill, Walt, Guy, and Carl Semelroth and two sisters, Marie Meyer and Betty Post.

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