Service


Date:

May 30, 2019

Start Time:

3:00 PM

Location:

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Address:

Waterloo, Iowa

Arrangements By:

Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Visitation


Date:

May 30, 2019

Start Time:

1:30 to 3:00 PM

Location:

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Address:

Waterloo, Iowa

Henry Branhagen

Henry Leonard Branhagen was born on February 10, 1923, in Decorah, the son of William and Tilda (Bringsjord) Branhagen. Henry served his country in the United States Army during WWII and was stationed in the Pacific. Prior to his service, Henry built airplanes for Lockheed Martin in California. He later worked for Rath Packing and was a machinist for John Deere until his retirement in 1978. He also bought and operated Klein’s Resort in Perham, Minnesota for 18 years. On August 8, 1973, Henry was united in marriage to Connie Branhagen at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Waterloo. He was a member of the Waterloo VFW Post #1623 and the Eagle’s. He enjoyed hunting, bowling, playing the accordion, and fishing. Henry died at the age of 96 on May 21, 2019, at Pinnacle Specialty Care in Cedar Falls. He was preceded in death by his wife on November 1, 2018; his parents; a sister, Olga Omdahl; and two brothers, Arthur and Willard Branhagen. Henry is survived by four children, Laura (Greg) Weber, Christopher Lancaster, Willard (Relke) Lancaster, Jr., and Melissa (Travis) Ternus; a brother, Lester, Branhagen; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

The funeral will be on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waterloo at 3:00 PM, with a visitation from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. There will also be a funeral on Friday, May 31, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Washington Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Decorah. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by the Decorah VFW.

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