Jeffrey B. Armstrong

Feb 14, 2021
Armstrong, Jeffrey


Noon, Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Locke Funeral Home 1519 West 4th Street, Waterloo. Masks and social distancing are required.


From 10:00 AM until services at noon at the funeral home. Masks and social distancing are required


Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo with military rites by Waterloo VFW Post #1623, Waterloo American Legion Post #138, and United States Marine Corps Honor Guard. Masks and social distancing are required


To the family. Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


Jeffrey B. Armstrong, 60, of Waterloo, died at home Sunday, February 14, 2021, following a lengthy illness. He was born July 7, 1960, in Waterloo, to Jim and Anna Fuerstenberg Armstrong. He graduated from Central High School in 1978; later he obtained his Associate degree from Hawkeye Community College. Jeff served in the United States Marine Corps (1978-1982) and received an honorable discharge. He married Allyson Woodard on May 5, 1980, in Jacksonville, NC.

Jeff was a network technician and copper cable splicer for Qwest Communications (CenturyLink) for 26 years, retiring in 2017. He did telephone communications work for Presidents, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Jeff was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He enjoyed fixing and restoring bicycles and going hunting.

He is survived by his wife, son, Jeremy (Sarah), daughters, Alisha Lennox and Rachael (Vince) Orlando, and his mother, Anna Armstrong, all of Waterloo; 8 grandchildren, Hailie, Zoe, Marshall, Eli, Miley, Sam, Grayson and Bentley; 4 brothers, James “Jay” (Jody), Waterloo, Steve (Linda), Hudson, Tom (Cindy), Des Moines, and Dan (Sue), Cedar Falls; and a sister, Theresa “Terri” (Sandy) Reid, Cedar Falls.

Jeff is preceded in death by his father; maternal grandparents, Ben and Theresa Fuerstenberg; paternal grandparents, Frank and Rachel Armstrong; mother-in-law, Sandra Avery; grandparents in law, Walt and Kathryn Corwin; and a sister in law, Angela Brandt.

The family would like to acknowledge Deb and Steve Johnson, David and Tracy Armstrong, Cleo and the late Jack Farris, and many others who were helpful with so many details. Their assistance to Jeff's family during this time is deeply appreciated.

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  1. Michael Gilstrap | Feb 27, 2021
    My condolences to the family and friends of Jeff. I sure will miss the guy, his saying or “Jeffisms” as we call them will live on forever at the garage. I pray for peace and comfort to the Armstrong family.
  2. Jeremy Ahrens | Feb 25, 2021
    So sorry for your loss.  Jeff was one-of-a-kind, very funny and kind, and a helpful and hard-working employee.  I learned a lot from him, and he was the type of guy that would go take care of an emergency late on a Friday night when everybody wanted to go home.  He was an icon for me at work, and I'm very glad to have known him.  Everyone that knew him here at work has taken his passing pretty hard.  Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.  
  3. Anita Neessen | Feb 22, 2021
    So sorry I knew Jeff for years at. Happy Chef .  I knew the family  also   I will pray  for your family.
  4. Jerry Hageman | Feb 22, 2021
    I always enjoyed working with Jeff at the telephone company.  WE had to cover from Marshalltown to Waukon, fixing the air leaks and maintaining those air dryers of all types.  Jeff was a kind soul with sometimes bawdy language who was willing to help other people.  He also took on the extra challenge of being the crew storekeeper when the rest of us did not want to.  His father, Jim was very active in CWA 7108 years ago and Jeff helped us out as our Vice President...
  5. Scott W. Harrison | Feb 22, 2021
    Sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing.  I have many fond memories of playing with him the other neighborhood kid’s on Maxine Street where we grew up.   My thoughts and prayers are with the Armstrong family. Families are forever!
  6. Julie Harrison Canales | Feb 20, 2021
    So sorry to learn of Jeff’s passing.  We were neighbors when we were young.  Many prayers for the family.  
  7. Mary Kay Gilstrap | Feb 19, 2021
    So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. I worked with the Armstrong family at the phone company and with Anna at Blessed Sacrament. May God grant you peace and comfort you. 
  8. Joan Craig | Feb 19, 2021
    I'm so sorry to hear of Jeff's death.  Be assured of my prayers for the entire Armstrong family.
  9. Jim Gilstrap | Feb 17, 2021
    Truly sorry for your loss.  I worked with Jeff for many years and have many fond memories of those times.  Please accept my sincere condolences.  All the best to the Armstrong family and friends. 
  10. Tina Wilson | Feb 17, 2021
    Alisha and family, so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Tony and I will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
  11. Benjamin Anderson | Feb 17, 2021
    My condolences to your family... 

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