203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Private First Class Allen Lee Droste

Private First Class Allen Lee Droste was born on June 14, 1939 in Waverly, IA and died April 23, 2016 in Denver, IA.

Allen Lee Droste entered the United States Army on May 3, 1962, in Des Moines, IA, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of Private First Class before being discharged on April 23, 1964 in Fort Hamilton, NY.

Allen Lee Droste is buried at Home in Columbus, Iowa and can be located at

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Release Date: April 23, 2079.


Allen Lee Droste, 76, of Denver, Iowa, died at his home in Denver on Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Al was born on June 14, 1939, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Warner Bernard and Florine Grace (Moeller) Droste. He attended the Denver school system, receiving his G.E.D. in 1966. In 1958, Allen began working at John Deere Tractor Works in Waterloo. Allen proudly served his country from 1962 until his honorable discharge in 1964. Following his service, Al returned home and continued to work at John Deere. On December 17, 1966, he was united in marriage to Millie McCallum at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, the couple would later divorce. Al retired from John Deere Tractor Engine Works in October 1994, following 36 years of service.

In his spare time, Al enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, bowling and playing cards.

Al is survived by his four children, daughter, Cara Wolfgram Evans and her husband, Noell of Columbus, Ohio, daughter, Lanell Hall and her husband, Greg of Columbus, Ohio, son, Brian Droste of Dublin, Ohio, and daughter, Beth Studebaker and her husband, Monte of Hilliard, Ohio; 8 grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Brase of Frederika, Iowa; and his special friend, Judy Short of Hedrick, Iowa. Al was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David Droste and a sister, Carolyn Redies.

A family conducted memorial service will be held at a later date. Allen’s body has been cremated and there will be no formal visitation. Memorials may be directed to the family C/O Allen’s daughter, Cara Wolfgram Evans, 1301 Della Place, Columbus, Ohio, 43228. Online condolences for Al’s family may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver is assisting the family. 319-984-5379.

“Allen Droste Obituary,” Kaiser Corson Funeral Homes, Inc., accessed May 26, 2017. http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/Allen-Lee-Droste/Denver-IA/1612663.