Howard James Schaa

Jun 4, 2021
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Memorial services are 10:00 AM, July 19, 2021 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo


4:00 to 6:00 PM, July 18, 2021 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo


East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Eldora, Iowa


Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or Honor Flight


Howard James Schaa, 94 of Cedar Falls, Iowa, formerly of Waterloo, died Friday, June 4, 2021 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home. Howard was born July 22, 1926 in Dike, Iowa, son of Theodore and Lula Lundy Schaa.  He graduated from Eldora High School in 1944. Howard served in the United States Navy. 


He married Nina Mae Beach on July 9, 1952 in New Providence, Iowa.  She died June 23, 2010. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Waterloo, where he ushered, was a greeter, and attended Adult Sunday School.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 624 and the Scottish Rite. Howard enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing.  Together, he and Nina wintered in Arizona for 11 years.


Howard is survived by his children: son, Mark (Helen) Schaa of San Diego, California, daughter, Kim (Dennis) Kubik of Waterloo and son, Kevin (Deborah) Schaa of Osage Beach, Missouri; 8 grandchildren: Katie (Kevin) King, Kelsey Santos, Kami Fisher, Stephanie (Larry) Anderson, Jeremy (Robin) Schaa, Nicholas Schaa, Brandon (fiancée Sally Moen) Schaa and Melissa (Brandon) Bowling; 10 great grandchildren:  Eli, Austin, Lauren, Payton, Connor, Kennedy, Olivia, Brylen, Kinley and Zoey; and a brother, Don (Gloria) Schaa of Parkersburg, Iowa. 


He is preceded in death by his wife; 2 brothers: Chris Schaa and Paul Schaa; and 5 sisters: Minnie Arnold, Lucille Kuermanow, Marian Tjaden, Velma Snapp and Margerie Kaufman.

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  1. Bill Maravetz | Jun 06, 2021
    So sorry to hear of Howard's passing. A great childhood neighbor and always a good friend to Marv and Marge. So many memories of a neighborhood teeming with kids. My thoughts are with you. 

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