Dennis Fred Yungtum | Obituary


July 22, 1943 – May 15, 2021

WAVERLY-Dennis Fred Yungtum, 77, of Waverly, Iowa, died on Saturday May 15, 2021.

Dennis was born July 22, 1943 in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Fred and Norma (Plaster) Yungtum. He grew up in Sumner, Iowa and graduated from Sumner High School in 1963. He then entered the US Air Force in 1963 and was honorably discharged in 1967. On August 10, 1965, Dennis was united in marriage to Barb Youngblut at St John’s Lutheran Church in Sumner. The couple made their home in Waverly where Dennis worked for the Town of Waverly, then John Deere in the purchasing department before retiring in 2001.

Dennis was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly. He enjoyed fishing, bird watching, spending winters in Texas, working in the yard, and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the Thomas E. Woods American Legion Post 223 in Sumner for 54 years.

Dennis’ memory is honored by: his wife, Barb Yungtum of Waverly; two sons, Derek (Kim) Yungtum of Elkhorn, Nebraska and Jason (Lynn) Yungtum of Gretna, Nebraska; six grandchildren, Duncan, Ethan, Mia, Izabella, Graham and Finley Yungtum; his mother, Norma; and one sister, Sharon (Darrell) Hirsch of Waverly. He was predeceased by his father.

The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 20 at Saint-Paul Lutheran Church and Schools in Waverly with Pastor Arthur Bergren as officiant. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will broadcast the service live. Interment will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Sumner. Memorials can be directed to Dennis’ family for later designation, and online condolences can be left at or 319-352-1187.

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