Obit: Elwood Proctor


Elwood Proctor, 88, of Moscow died on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 at Lutheran Living. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Muscatine. Private family entombment will be held in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery Community Garden Mausoleum.

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Elwood Franklin Proctor was born on May 11, 1933 in Moscow, Iowa, the son of Franklin and Elda (Camp) Proctor. On Oct. 28, 1978, Elwood was united in marriage to Ethel E. Newton in Moscow.

Elwood worked for H.J. Heinz for more than 33 years, retiring in 1995. He was a lifelong resident of Moscow, and a member of the Moscow Methodist Church. He enjoyed camping, woodworking, fishing and especially spending time with his family.

Elwood will be deeply missed by his wife, Ethel; son, Phillip (Sandy) Newton of Carter Lake, Iowa; grandchildren, Nathan Newton and Kim (Kory) Hanna; great-grandson, Kason Hanna; siblings, Lorrine Kenney of Burt, Carolyn Waack of Illinois City, Donna Buck of Moscow, and Shirley Reimers of DeWitt; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Marilyn Long, Kathleen Kirk, James Proctor, Robert Proctor and Harold Proctor.

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