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John B. Waggoner Aug. 3, 1928 – May 11, 2017

May 14, 2017

A celebration of life memorial service for John B. Waggoner, 88, of Estherville will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Pastor Joel Jorgenson officiating. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery, Estherville with military rites by Estherville VFW Post 3388. He passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial services at the funeral home.

John Bud Waggoner, the son of John and Ruth (Miller) Waggoner was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Ida Grove.

He received his education in the Sioux City Schools, and later obtaining his GED. On Aug. 26, 1948, he enlisted in the United States Army. He served his country and was honorably discharged on June 19, 1952.

On Nov. 18, 1955, he was united in marriage to Norma Russell in Laverne, Minn. After their marriage, the couple lived in Sioux City. In 1967, the couple moved to Estherville. Where John was employed with Kent Feeds for 34 years. Norma passed away on April 17, 2004. John continued to live at home until 2013, when he moved into the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville. He was a member of the Estherville VFW Post 3388. John enjoyed woodworking in his free time.

Left to cherish John’s memory are his dear friends Kelly (Jeff) Kroenke, Brittney and Chelsea Kroenke, and Ron (Lorraine) Hoffmeyer.

He has been preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his sisters: Phyllis Ramsey, Sara Barlow, Betty Schrum, and Joan Belden; and four brothers: Kenneth Laverty, Duane Waggoner, Paul Waggoner, and Chuck Laverty.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.henryolsonfuneral.com.