Eldon E. Werner

Feb 12, 2021
Werner, Eldon news


Memorial Services: 11:00 AM on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo


for an hour before services at the funeral home



Multiple Sclerosis Foundation


Eldon E. Werner, 80, of Waterloo, died on Friday, February 12, 2021, at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital.

He was born on August 24, 1940 in Ida Grove, IA, to Lester and Lavern Nielsen Werner. Eldon graduated in 1958 from Lakefield, MN high school; attended Meteorology School and later obtained his pilot’s license.

Eldon married Patricia Anderson, on July 26, 1962. They had three children together Russell, Lee and Julie. Patricia later passed away in 1997 after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

He owned and operated Cedar Leasing, a long-haul trucking transport company. Eldon was also a union crane operator from 1974-2011, as a member of International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local #234. He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Eldon spent his free time fishing with trips to Canada and the rest of his time helping his sons.

Eldon is survived by a son, Lee Werner‚ Waterloo; daughter, Julie (Bob) Cotton‚ Iowa City‚ IA; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Werner, Shelby Werner, Tanner Werner, Cassidy (Dallas) Houchins, and Brady, Cole and Garet Cotton; brothers, Roger (Vickie) Werner‚ Spirit Lake‚ IA and Larry (Sharon) Werner‚ Lakefield‚ MN.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia and a son, Russell Werner.

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  1. Mary Ann Chittick | Feb 17, 2021

    Am so sorry to hear of Eldon's passing.  As a high school classmate, I remember having several lighthearted conversations with him, especially at our class reunions.  My best to his family in their many pleasant remembrances of him.

    Mary Ann Chittick

  2. Gary C Gildemeister | Feb 16, 2021

    Gary Gildemeister Feb.16 2021

    Deepest sympathy classmate LHS 58

  3. Connie Tallman Schlottach | Feb 16, 2021

    My deepest sympathy.  Eldon a fellow Lakefield High School classmate, 1958.

    Connie Tallman Schlottach

  4. Darlene Hemen | Feb 15, 2021
    I have many great memories of good times with my husband Ray Bretzman and Eldon and the rest of our group of friends back in the early 60's.  Ray passed away in 1988 to cancer but We continued our friendship over the years  keeping in touch from time to time.  A great friend!  Darlene Bretzman Hemen

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