203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Rudolph E. Kohagen

Rudolph E. Kohagen was born on March 6, 1933 in Waverly, IA and died January 20, 2018 in Cedar Falls, IA.

Rudolph E. Kohagen entered the United States Air Force on February 13, 1953, in Des Moines, IA, served during the Korean War era and reached the rank of before being discharged on December 6, 1956 in Brooklyn, NY.

Rudolph E. Kohagen is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Release Date: January 20, 2081.


Rudolph E. “Rudy” Kohagen, 84, of Cedar Falls, died at home on Saturday, January 20, 2018. He was born March 6, 1933 in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Rudolph W. and Amanda (Milius) Kohagen. Rudy married Marilyn Meier on October 12, 1958 at St. John Lutheran Church (Maxfield) near Denver, Iowa. Rudy was a 1951 graduate of Tripoli High School and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict from February 1953-December 1956. He was a machinist and inspector for John Deere & Company in Waterloo for 28 years, retiring in 1992. Rudy was a member of Waverly American Legion Post 176 and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Kohagen, of Cedar Falls; his brother, George (Lorraine) Kohagen, of Waverly; his sister, Wilma Raudabaugh, of Waterloo, Iowa; many nieces and nephews, and his “adopted daughter”, Mary (Richard) Jones, of Cedar Falls.

Rudy was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Dorlene Kueker, Leona Zander, Margaret Walther, Mildred Ruehs, and four brothers, Edmund, Willard, Oscar and Melvin Kohagen.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls, with burial at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Military honors will be conducted by the Waverly Area Honor Guard. Visitation will be 4—7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, and one hour before service at the church. Memorials may be directed to Valley Lutheran School, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, or the charity of donor’s choice. Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.

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