203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Specialist Fourth Class Dennis Craig Westendorf

Specialist Fourth Class Dennis Craig Westendorf was born on November 22, 1950 in Sumner, IA and died November 23, 2014 in Allison, IA.

Dennis Craig Westendorf entered the United States Army on November 17, 1971, in Des Moines, IA, served during the Vietnam War era and reached the rank of Specialist Fourth Class before being discharged on November 15, 1973 in Oakland, CA.

Dennis Craig Westendorf is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, IA, Iowa and can be located at

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Release Date November 24, 2077


Dennis Craig Westendorf, 64 passed away on Sunday, November 23rd at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison due to complications of Multiple System Atrophy.

Dennis was born on November 22nd, 1950 in Sumner, Iowa, the son of LaVern and Lorena (Kuker) Westendorf. He was baptized on December 7, 1950 at the Westendorf family home and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Oran, Iowa on April 11, 1965. Dennis was united in marriage to Dianne Meyer on September 28, 1974 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Postville, Iowa.

Dennis graduated from Wapsie Valley High School in 1969 and served in the Army from 1971 to 1973. After returning from the service, Dennis worked at C & L Radio and TV in Waverly before starting his career at CUNA Mutual in Waverly in 1977. Dennis worked at CUNA Mutual in Waverly and Madison, Wisconsin and retired as Vice President of Support Services in 2006. After returning to Waverly, Dennis worked for Hawkeye Community College as Director of Facilities until his health started to decline.

Dennis is survived by his wife Dianne of Waverly, two sons, Dan (Becky) Westendorf of Rochester, Minnesota and Darren (Julie) Westendorf of Shell Rock, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Maia and Harper Westendorf, Braxten, Maddox, Cayson, Kambree, & Beckett Westendorf; his mother, Lorena of Waverly, Iowa and two brothers, Dale (Kathy) Westendorf of Westgate and Darwin (Mary) Westendorf of Janesville. He is preceded in death by his father LaVern, and his sister Betty Jean Westendorf.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 29th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly with Pastor Joyce Sandberg officiating. Burial will follow in the Harlington Cemetery, Waverly with military rites conducted by Waverly Area Veterans Honor Guard. Public visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 28, 2014, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Memorials may be directed to the family and on-line condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements. – See more at: http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/Dennis-Craig-Westendorf/Waverly-IA/1454992#sthash.nBppNNhA.dpuf

“Dennis Westendorf Obituary.” Kaiser Corson Funeral Homes, Inc. Accessed January 28, 2015. http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/Dennis-Craig-Westendorf/Waverly-IA/1454992.