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Richard R. “Dick” Layman

Jan 5, 2021
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     Richard R. “Dick” Layman, 96, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Deery Suites of Western Home Communities.

     He was born December 3, 1924 in Chicago, IL, son of Edgar B. and Beulah Richards Layman. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in commerce.

     Dick served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

     He married Lorraine “Deeney” Barron June 28, 1946 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids; she died September 14, 2018.

     Dick was the president of Standard Battery and Electric Co in Waterloo, where he worked for 30 years, retiring in 1990.

     He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and The Elks Lodge #290.

     Dick is survived by son, William “Bill” Layman of Waterloo; daughter, Candice (Jim) Bischoff of Ely, MN; grandson, Travis (Kati) Bischoff of Greenfield, WI; and three great-granddaughters, Page, Ainsley, and Charlotte.

     He is preceded in death by his wife; and daughter in law, Sue Layman.

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  1. Lyn Kaufman | Jan 10, 2021
    Dear Layman family,  I would write a proper sympathy note but I don’t have an address for any of you.  After Deeny died, I was even unable to get an address for your Dad.  I am the oldest daughter of Marj and Wally Butler. I remember both your parents well, and with great fondness.  My mother and yours were especially close, and your mother was always so much fun and so kind. I just wanted you to know that you are not alone—others will always miss them, too.  They will be remembered. Lyn Butler Kaufman
  2. Tim and Carol Luce | Jan 10, 2021
    Candi, Jim and Bill,  Carol and I were saddened to see your dad's obituary in the paper this morning.  Your dad and mom were such special people and such an influence in our lives.  We have a lot of great memories of times with your folks.  Your dad was always there to help with a car problem or to talk.  They were so important to my parents. God bless and know yu are in our prayers.  Tim and Carol Luce

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