Duane H. Meyerhoff

Jan 15, 2020
Duane H. Meyerhoff


Memorial Services: 10:30 a.m. January 27, 2020, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 810 Kimball Ave., Waterloo, IA  50702


2:00 to 4:00 p.m. January 26, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home; also for one hour prior to services at the church


Private family inurnment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery at a later date.


May be directed to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cedar Valley Hospice, or the family.


Duane H. Meyerhoff, 80, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Denver Sunset Nursing Home in Denver.

He was born August 26, 1939, in Readlyn, son of Herbert C. and Martha Hein Meyerhoff.

Duane graduated from Dunkerton HS in 1957. He married Eleanor Burrows October 1, 1961 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Readlyn.

He was a farmer for 57 years working for Grady Farms, Monsanto, Wolfe Seed Corn Picking, and Miller Time Farms.

Duane was a long-time member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and participated as an usher, was on various boards, Men's Bible Study, choir, Young Couples, and Sunday School Superintendent.

Duane is survived by his wife of Waterloo; two daughters, Michelle (David) Kempf of Ramsey‚ MN, and Marsha Meyerhoff of Waterloo; three granddaughters, Rachel, Anna, and Grace Kempf; nephew, Rob (Paula) Meyerhoff; and niece, Sandy Mossberg.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Marty Meyerhoff.

Duane loved spending time with family, particularly his granddaughters, and friends. He enjoyed gardening, watching the sunrise and sunset, the changing seasons, sports, game shows, most notably Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, westerns, reading comic strips, and listening to Maddie Poppe’s music.

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  1. Rich & Janell Miller | Jan 25, 2020

    We have so many beautiful & precious memories of spending time with you in church, our home and yours—watching the kids grow up.  May God bless & keep you and your family always.  R & J



  2. Marcie and Clifford Trent | Jan 23, 2020

    We were so sorry to hear of Duane's death.   I hope you will find comfort in reading the 5th chapter of 2nd Corinthians rejoicing that Duane has a new healthy body that God issues to those that are HIS children.  May God surround each of you with his love and peace and give you comfort.  Sending our sincere sympathy.  Marcie and Clifford Trent

  3. Daneen and Gary Campbell | Jan 18, 2020
    Eleanor, Michelle and Marsha, my heart hurts for you in the loss of your dear husband and father. Duane was a gentleman and a gentle man. I always appreciated how he supported you in anything you chose to do. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
  4. Elaine Leeper | Jan 18, 2020
    Eleanor and Meyerhoff family.  We are deeply saddened to learn of Duane's passing.  Duane always had a smile on his face and brightened everyone's day.  He will greatly missed and remembered by all who knew him.  God's peace to your family.  Lyle & Elaine Leeper
  5. Michelle Anderson | Jan 16, 2020
    Eleanor, Michelle and Marsha, my thoughts and prayers go out to you.  I have many memories of Duane, whether is was from visiting at your house or at church.  I just knew he could find something to tease me about and always made me feel like I was part of your family.  I know he is watching over you all now and will always be with you.  He will be missed by us all.  Many hugs and much love.  - Michelle (M2) Mehus Anderson
  6. Cheri (Grebner) Payne | Jan 16, 2020

    Eleanor, Michelle, and Marsha,

    Thinking of all of you AND the entire Zion Lutheran family!  Duane made a lasting impact among his church family members and will be missed by many!   

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