Harold A Waters

August 5, 1929June 3, 2019

Harold A. Waters passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. A memorial visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. with a service following at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be directed to the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.

Harold “Bones” was born August 5, 1929, in Postville, IA to Kenneth and Esther (Snitkner) Waters. He was drafted into the US Marines on September 11, 1946 and served as a MOS engineer equipment operator where earned the highest rank of Corporal. Harold was honorably discharged on August 3, 1948. Harold was married to Gladys Hamman on June 11, 1949, in Des Moines. He was a retired local 45 sheet metal worker from Corn States Sheet Metal. Harold enjoyed fishing, sitting outside and attending family gatherings; also eating donuts and coffee with the Hyvee group seven days a week.

Harold is survived by his daughters, Janice (Steven C.) Reed of Urbandale and Toma (Brad) Riccio of Buckeye, AZ; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers: James Waters of Des Moines, Richard Waters of West Des Moines and Robert Waters of Des Moines. He is preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, parents, brothers: Maxwell and Ralph Waters and sister, Darlene Bartlett.


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019


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Richard Waters Jr.

June 9, 2019

I have always loved Uncle Harold. He was my favorite of my dad's brothers and I thought of him highly and with much respect. I loved his Orange Vette and I have always dreamed of buying my father a Vette. I will miss his wonderful personality and that great laugh. Rest in Peace Uncle Harold and I hope to see you again someday!