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Waterloo’s longest running council member Harold Getty dies at 78

Longtime Waterloo councilman Harold Getty died Monday at Unity Point Health – Allen Hospital. He was 78-years-old.

According to his obituary, Getty was born October 24, 1939 in Freeport, Ill. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. After his service, he worked at John Deere until his retirement in 1994. Getty was a Past Master and longtime member of Martin Lodge #624 A.F. & A.M., a member of High 12, the Waterloo American Legion Post 138, and the Elmwood Cemetery Board, chairman of the Solid Waste Commission and Aspire and was the longest running Waterloo Council member, serving a term of 30 years. 

Funeral Service will be at 10:30 Friday morning at St. Paul’s Methodist Church with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery, both in Waterloo. You can read more information about the service here:


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