Allen G. Wrage

Mar 31, 2018
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10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Grace Reformed Church, 520 Maxwell St., Waterloo     


4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Locke Funeral Home and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church


Reinbeck Cemetery, Reinbeck, Iowa with military honors by the Iowa Army National Guard Funeral Honors Detail, Hudson AMVET Post 82 and the Reinbeck American Legion.


Cedar Valley Hospice or Grace Reformed Church     


Allen G. Wrage, 89, of Waterloo died at ManorCare Health Services on Saturday, March 31, 2018.

Allen was born August 21, 1928 in Waterloo the son of John and Pauline Boll Wrage.  He married Dorothy Alice Wood November 29, 1953 in Reinbeck; she died January 27, 1996.  He married Judy Smith January 12, 2001 in Independence.

Allen graduated from Hudson High School.  He served in the U.S. Army during Korea.

Allen farmed in Hudson for most of his life.  He also worked for Rath Packing Co. for 29 years until they closed and was an Archer Oil Dealer for many years.

He was a member of Grace Reformed Church, Hudson AMVETS Post 82 where he was Secretary for many years and a member of the Honor Guard and an auctioneer every Christmas.  He was also a member of the Reinbeck American Legion.  He was able to go on the Honor Flight in 2014.  Allen followed his sons as they wrestled and played football growing up.  He loved the Green Bay Packers.  He assisted the bag truck drivers for the Rainbow Cyclists on RAGBRAI for seven years.  Allen was a judge on the TV show Laugh-A-Thon in California.  Allen never met a stranger, he could talk to everyone he met.  He was very loving and willing to do anything for anyone.  He also wouldn’t hurt a flea.  He valued a hard day's work and relaxed on his deck in the evenings.

Survivors include his wife Judy of Waterloo; a daughter Nancy Jo (Kent) Quin of Waterloo; 4 sons: Marty J. (Diane) Wrage of Ames, Chris W. Wrage of Hudson, Daniel L. (Julie) Wrage of Sterling, IL, and Patrick D. (Michelle) Wrage of Hudson; three stepsons: Rod (Lori) Smith, Roger (Darla) Smith, Robert (Teresa) Smith; two stepdaughters: Roxanne (Leonard) Thompson and Robben (Jim) Wilson.  He is also survived by 28 Grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren; a brother Lester Wrage of Hudson; sister-in-law Dorothy Wrage of Hudson; and his faithful companion Brady.

Allen is preceded in death by a son Larry Wrage, a son in infancy Cary Wrage, and a brother Delbert Wrage.

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  1. Eldon B. Swanson | Apr 06, 2018

    To the Wrage family,


    Sorry to read of your dads passing.  I have learned that God will never bring us to something without bringing us through it.  Our prayers are with you and we are hoping God's loving grace is holding you during this most difficult of times.

    Dr. Eldon B. and Vicki L. Swanson

  2. Patty, Vernon, Greg & Bruce Miller | Apr 03, 2018

    What A Giant Personality...Simply Loved His Obit!  Your Father Was Always A 'Fun' Gentleman.  So blessed to have traveled on part of his journey throughout Our Childhood & into Adulthood!

       Today, while visiting with my DaD-(Vernon Miller), the Story's lit up his Face with a chuckle. He spoke of All the nights spent playing board games as we Kiddo's fell asleep on the floor!

        We So loved it when Mom & DaD said, We're going to Wrage's!  The farm where your DaD delightfully was 'On Our Side,' as our Mom and DaD were the ''Safety Cops!' You DaD was our hero, from swinging in the hay mow to playing baseball in the field...He had a passion for Life! Let's not forget time up at the cabin, fishing!

       A ManAngel Has Enter Heaven...Memory's Will Always Be Remembered.

    May Father God Wrap His Arm's Gently Around Your Entire Family as You Go Through The Mourning Process. 


  3. Tanniaah | Apr 01, 2018
    My condolences are with you during the loss of a loving and sweet man. I enjoyed playing a role in the care of Mr. Wrage. Rest in heaven!  
  4. Sue Pearl | Apr 01, 2018

    Pat & Michelle

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this time. 


    Sue Pearl

  5. joan | Mar 31, 2018

    Dear Judy & to all of Al’s family,

    Our most sincere thoughts of comfort in the loss of your beloved husband, father & grandpa. We enjoyed visiting with Al at church and over dinners at the Oriental restaurant. Your obituary tells the true picture of the wonderful man you must say goodbye to this week. Happy memories will always remain in your hearts and mind forever.

    Joseph & Joan Krafka Meany

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