Obituary: Loren Wakeman


A celebration of life service for Loren Arthur Wakeman, 72, of Bettendorf, will be held at a later date. A private graveside service with full military honors will be held in Davenport Memorial Park. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mr. Wakeman died Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

He was born in Sioux Falls, S.D.

He married Janet Gurke on July 18, 1975, in Sioux Falls.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Leta (Jeff) Rose; his sons, David (Joan) Wakeman and Paul Wakeman; seven grandchildren; and his sisters, Marcia (Gerald) Alexander and Lori Schnabel.

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