Jerry F. Lathrop

Oct 29, 2019
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11:00 a.m. Friday, November 1, 2019 at Faith Assembly of God, 5112 Lafayette Rd.  Elk Run Heights 


will be held one hour before the service at the church.


Inurnment at a later date in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.


may be directed to the family.


Jerry F. Lathrop, 77, of Waterloo died Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at MercyOne Medical Center Waterloo.  He was born October 17, 1942 in Kansas City, Kansas the son of Edward and Ruth Glendening Lathrop.  

He married Angie Brown on April 14, 1960 in Preston, Minnesota, they were later divorced.  He married Rebecca Jo “Becky” Woodworth on May 29, 1994 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

Jerry worked at John Deere Co. for 30 years, retiring on April 28, 2000.

He was a founding member of Black Hawk County Street Machines and a member of UAW Local 838.

Survived by: his wife, Becky Lathrop of Waterloo; two sons, Scott (Jennifer) Lathrop of Jacksonville, FL, Steven (Michelle) Lathrop of Waterloo; one daughter, Susan (Mike) Kasper of Taylor, Texas; two step-daughters, Heather (Joe) Benhoff of Evansdale, Kerry (Dirk) Wolff of Evansdale; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one sister, Sandra Warren of Waterloo.

Preceded in death by: his parents.

Jerry had a strong love for his faith, family, cars and motorcycles.  

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  1. jim Hamlyn | Nov 03, 2019

    I was sadden to read in the courier today the passing of a special man. Although after retirement, many of us drift apart, the occasional chats in passing often bring back fond memories of the past. As was the case during those few past occasions I had with Jerry.

    Please accept my deepest sympathy, although there is no way I can feel your pain be assured I too can feel your loss..... Jerry, will be remembered by those who knew him as a "great man" and will be truly missed.

  2. Keri J | Oct 30, 2019
    I am so very sorry for your incredible loss. I know that words can never accurately convey the deepest sympathies we have for you and your family in this time of such heartache. How blessed he was to be so loved by so many in life. Our hearts and prayers are with you for sure!!
  3. Crystal & Craig Smith | Oct 30, 2019
    Our hearts are broken, but we rejoice in the faith that Jerry possessed in Jesus. He is now made well and whole. Craig and I will still carry on our friendship with you, in spite of Jerry not being with us physically. 
  4. Merry Halleck | Oct 30, 2019

    Becky my deepest sympathy to you

    and your family. I will not be able to

    attend the funeral due to a medical

    procedure I am having done, my thoughts

    and prayers are with with. 


    Merry Halleck

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