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“I served in Vietnam 326th med bn 101st abn Division 1967-68 in Vietnam with a Harry Waldron . My condolences to the family and friends of Harry. This...Read More »
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“I understand that Harry was quite a unique spirit. Prayers and sympathies to the family as you mourn the loss of Harry's physical presence from this...Read More »
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“To the greatest uncle ever u meant so much to me and the memories I have of u no one will ever take them away from me and the nites of camping was...Read More »
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“You have been such a big part of our lives the last 13 years. Never did we imagine having to say goodbye so soon. We miss you so much! We didn't...Read More »
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5 of 8 | Posted by: Jennifer Waldron - Oskaloosa, IA

“Dad, I wish I could just have one more day with you, I wish I could see your smile one more time or just hear one of your crazy jokes, I am not ready...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Jennifer Waldron - oskaloosa, IA

“It was very hard hearing of your passing Harry, and I know will get to see you again. My husband ( Jim Varner ) and I only had the chance to meet you...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Alicia Varner - ottmwa, IA

“We love you and miss you dad. No words will ever be able to express how much you have touched out lives. You are an amazing man and the world will...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Kevin & Shannon Waldron - Albia, IA

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Harry Arthur Waldron, Sr., age 66 of Melrose, died under the care of Hospice of Central Iowa at his home in Melrose.

Harry was born June 23, 1947 to John Arthur and Audrey Mae (Brown) Waldron in Mansfield, OH. He married Esther Richmond at her home in Albia in 1980. They later divorced.

After graduating high school, Harry began work on a farm before joining the United States Army and serving two tours in Vietnam. Following the war, he worked for Burlington Northern Railroad and then the Soo Line Railroad.

Harry was a past member of the American Legion. He loved being outdoors, fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting, raising ducks and chickens, and watching humming birds. He liked joking with people along with going to garage sales and thrift stores. He also loved spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

Harry is survived by three children, Jennifer (fiancé, Brad Howard) Jass of Oskaloosa, Harry "Buddy" (Natalie Baker) Waldron, Jr. of Albia; and Kevin (Shannon) Waldron of Albia; four grandchildren, Treyton Waldron, Xander Jass, Skylar Waldron (his mother, Rachael Stout), and Jackson Baker; his father, John Waldron; two step children, Linda (Dan) Scholtus and Sandy Brown; four siblings, Bill Waldron, Angie Lewis, James Waldron, and John Waldron; and several step grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Harry was preceded in death by his mother; a sister, Esther; three grandchildren, Nathan, Zachary, and Alexis Jass; and two step children, Wayne and Jim.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, July 19, 2013, at Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with burial immediately following in Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville with military rites.

Visitation will be 3-8 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Harry's family present from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Harry's family.