Gerald Condon

May 5, 2018


10:30AM, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church


4:00 to 7:00pm Monday, at the Locke Funeral Home with a Rosary at 4pm and a Vigil Service at 6:30pm     


Mt. Olivet Cemetery with military honors     


Queen of Peace Catholic Church or Charity of your choice     


Gerald Condon, 85, of Waterloo, died Saturday, May 5, at home of natural causes.

He was born Sept. 2, 1932, in Waterloo, son of Carl and Claire Kane Condon.  Gerald graduated from Sacred Heart School in 1950 and attended American Technical School in Des Moines. Gerald  married Dorothy A. Shimek on Sept. 29, 1956, at St. John's Catholic Church, Waterloo. He worked at Rath Packing Co. for 11 years, then Chamberlain Manufacturing, and continuing to United Hydraulics, Waverly. He then worked at Deere & Co. for 20 years, retiring in 1992.Throughout his working career, he was a loyal union member.
 He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Monica (James) Stern of Phoenix, Ariz., Maribeth (Darwin) Boelts of Cedar Falls and Judith (Michael) Wightman of North Liberty; three sons, Joseph Condon of Walnut Creek, Calif., John (Teresa) Condon of Decorah and David (Cindy) Condon of Waterloo; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and husbands: Patricia (Raymond) Craft and Norma (Jerry) Reuter. Five brothers: Eugene, John, William,
Richard and Donald Condon


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  1. Jim Reuter | May 07, 2018

    Such a great and generous man. Most of my favorite childhood memories involve the numerous fishing trips with Uncle Jerry. He was always there to help anyone and the world is a better place because of him. If there's fish in heaven they better watch out.

  2. Terry Timmer | May 06, 2018
    A great guy that was there for anyone that needed him. He will be missed and leaves lots of great memories.
  3. Joe & Joan Meany | May 06, 2018

    Dear Dorothy & family,

    We are saddened to know of your lloss. May your Christian faith, love from family & friends and fond memories offer each of you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Keeping you in our prayers.

  4. Sacred Heart High School Alumni | May 06, 2018
    Our deepest sympathy to the Condon Family.

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