Richard A. "Dick" Wald

Aug 6, 2019
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Services: will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church


Public visitation will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel and also one hour before the service at the church.


Garden of Memories Cemetery


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Samaritan’s Purse at


Richard A. “Dick” Wald, 84, of Waterloo died Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at MercyOne Medical Center Waterloo.  He was born April 22, 1935 in Menomonie, Wisconsin the son of Wilbur and Mary Hobbick Wald.

Dick married Marjorie Erickson on June 26, 1953 in Durand, Wisconsin; she preceded him in death on January 29, 2011.

He owned and operated Dick Wald Cars and also multiple Storage Units.

Dick was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Waterloo for 60 years. He recently celebrated 50 years in AA, was avid golfer, traveled to Arizona for two months every year and enjoyed walking at the mall every day. His diligent loving care for his wife was a witness to his family and friends.

Survived by: three daughters, Sharon (Dave) Ellingson of Webster City, Wendy (Dave) Beare of Sioux Falls, SD, Becky (Jeff) Aegerter of Sioux Falls, SD; eight grandchildren, Andy (Angie) Ellingson of Bettendorf, IA, Pete (Liz) Ellingson of Centennial, CO, Ben (Alicia) Ellingson of Libertyville, IL, Dustin (Talina) Beare of Fayetteville, AR, Kristen (Jeremy) Chipperfield of Sioux Falls, SD, Brandon (Cassie) Aegerter of Sioux Falls, SD, Daintry (Nate) TenNapel of Sioux Falls, SD, Kelcie (Nathan) Hollingsworth of Alcoa, TN and eighteen great grandchildren.

Preceded in death: by his wife.

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  1. Donna M. Cafferty | Aug 09, 2019

    My husband & I stopped by to see Dick & rent another storage unit & I was in total tears when I found that he had passed away.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  A few years back, we rented a unit & when we went in to pay for it he always gave the grand daughter back $5.00 & told her to go shopping.  He lit up the room with his jokes & funny humor & was so loving whenever we were there.  He will be missed by many.  Heaven got a angel when he arrived.  Dick was an amazing man.  We are so sorry for the loss.  We will keep his family & friends in our prayers.  God Bless You All.


    Donna & Jim Clark & Family


  2. Phil &Punkie | Aug 09, 2019
    We were so sad and to hear about Dick’s passing. We were so happy he made it to sherril Iowa for the reunion of the friends in Arizona at Silvercreek  . Phil enjoyed playing golf with Dick at least once or twice a week and we both enjoyed playing cards with him. He joined us at our cocktail hour at Arizona where he enjoyed his coffee. We will truly miss him. God bless your family at this difficult time.
  3. barbara pease | Aug 08, 2019
    Im still in shock, im thinking of the girls and the grandkids. Richard was my big brother and i loved him very much and will miss him. I am so glad i got to see him every day he was here for the family reunion. God bless you sharon, wendy,becky, and all the grandkids. Love barbara
  4. Roger/Sherrie Green | Aug 08, 2019

    We were so sorry and surprised to hear of Dick’s passing.  He was such an awesome and thoughtful person whom we enjoyed playing cards with, golfing and visiting with during our time in Arizona. So glad we got to see him and share stories with him at our Arizona reunion in Dubuque a few weeks ago.  RIP Dick!  You will definitely be missed.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  5. Ann (Hobbick) Kerkman | Aug 08, 2019

    I can't even imagine the next family reunion without Richard there. He was one of a kind, a wonderful person. So thankful to just see him a few weeks ago. I will always hold warm memories of him in my heart.

    Ann (Hobbick) Kerkman and family

  6. Dixie BillingsqQ | Aug 08, 2019
    Dick was a very kind compashionate man. He was always ready to lend a hand. He will be sadly missed. Prayersfor the family Bless you all.
  7. Mary Enid Fares | Aug 08, 2019

    Mack and I are so sorry to hear of Richard's sudden passing. We will never forget his humor and his 'listen up' at the annual family reunions. Our hearts go out to his daughters, sons-in-law, grandkids and great-grandkids as well as  his brother's and sisters.

    Love Mary Enid & Mack Coffman

    David and Ryan Fares

  8. Jim and Mary KosakG9C73 | Aug 08, 2019
    We were saddened to hear of Dicks passing and sorry to have missed him at the reunion.  He was always one of the first to Arizona with Jim and I, Dot and Connie and we were the ones to first play cards every night at the Rec room.  He will be missed.
  9. Jim & Judy Alger | Aug 07, 2019

    We’ve only known Dick for about four years but enjoyed activities that we shared in Arizona. Dick stayed next     door to us and we played cards with him most every      night. Dick was a very caring person and loved by all. So happy we were able to see him during a recent reunion   in Dubuque. 

    Jim/Judy Alger, Spirit Lake, Iowa

  10. Suzanne Mayer | Aug 07, 2019

    We are so sad to hear about Uncle Richard.  He was a wonderful man/uncle and will be greatly missed.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.  

    With love and sympathy,

    Suzanne, Tom, Grace and Emily Mayer

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