Norman Richard Waters, age 81 of Fairfield died Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.
Norman was born September 22, 1932 at Crawfordsville, Iowa, the son of Harold and Marian Davidson Waters.
Norman was raised in the Crawfordsville community and graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1950. He attended Washington Junior College for a year before joining the service.
Norman served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from March 28, 1952 until his discharge on March 12, 1956. He was stationed out of San Diego and then Hawaii and spent a great deal of time at sea on the destroyer escort U.S.S. McCoy Reynolds. He was honored to serve on the Admirals staff and was offered an assignment at the Pentagon but decided to discharge and return to Iowa.
Norman married Elva Anderson in Olds, Iowa on October 10, 1958 and they moved to Fairfield
Norman graduated from Iowa City Business College and began his career as an accountant. He worked at Iowa Steel and Iron in Cedar Rapids before moving to Fairfield and working for Universal Producing Company for 15 years. He was the cost accountant for Hawkeye Steel Products in Houghton, Iowa for 38 years and then chose to continue to work part time there until December 31, 2012.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Dorothy Larson, his Aunt Margaret Davidson and a nephew John Anderson. Surviving are his wife Elva, of Fairfield, daughter JoEllyn Owens and husband Robert of Wichita Falls, Texas, Scott Waters and wife Peggy of Iowa City and one granddaughter.
The family will receive friends at 1st Christian Church in Fairfield from 7:00-8:30 Tuesday night, November 19th. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday November 20th at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel in Mount Pleasant with Larry Fletcher officiating with Military Honors conducted by the U.S. Navy. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday at Olson –Powell’s. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the National Brain Tumor Society at www.braintumor.org in his name or given to the family.
Arrangements are in care of the Raymond Funeral Home of Fairfield and Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel in Mount Pleasant. Online condolences may be sent to: www.raymondfuneralhomes.com.