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Valentine’s Day Dinner – Happy Hour 5:30 PM – Dinner 6:00 PM

Thursday Dinner at the Club (WAVP) – Brisket Sandwich and Sides – $8.00

Get out of that hot kitchen and down to the club where a hassle free dinner awaits!  Tonight’s menu hosted by the WAVP consists of a Brisket Sandwich and Sides for just $8.00 !  

Loretta Marie Davidson

Loretta Marie Davidson, 85, of Waverly, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at Unity Point Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo. 

Loretta was born on February 2, 1935, at her childhood home in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the daughter of Homer Hilton and Lauramae Marie (Neuenkirk) Towsley. She attended Cedar Falls schools until she married Robert Davidson on August 11, 1952, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They later divorced after 30 years.  Loretta graduated from Vista High School in Vista, California in 1953. Robert and Loretta spent two years in California and returned to Waverly, IA after the Korean War. She worked for Control-O-Fax in Waterloo for 31 years until retirement in 1997. She then went to Hawkeye Tech and got a CNA license. For five years, she worked for Cherry Street Home Health Care in Shell Rock. Afterwards, she volunteered at the Waverly Senior Center at which time she was awarded the Governors Volunteer Award in 2010.  

She was a member of the Amvets Ladies Auxiliary where she served as the past president. She enjoyed her family the most, but also enjoyed reading, crocheting, gardening, playing 500 cards and bingo at the Waverly Senior Center. 

Loretta is survived by her two daughters, Debra (Erwin) Mills of Waterloo and Lorie (Robert) Huffman of Waverly; her granddaughters, Dana Heath Taylor of Longview, Texas; Lorna (Sean) Huffman Acker of Britt; Lisa Huffman of Des Moines; and a grandson, Ryan Ebaugh of Longview, Texas; six great-grandchildren, Brittany and Jacob Taylor, Ryan Ebaugh Jr., Jonah Ebaugh, and Nicholas and Lucas Huffman; and two great-great-grandchildren, Brayden and Clarity Taylor. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers, Edward and Robert Pittman. 

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Marianna Trerotola

Marianna Trerotola, 92, of Edina, Minnesota, and formerly of Waverly, Iowa, passed away on Sunday afternoon, January 19, 2020, at Aurora on France Senior Living in Edina, where she lived for the last two years to be closer to her son and daughter-in-law.
Marianna was born March 21, 1927, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the daughter of Roland and Jane (Eccles) Merner. Marianna graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1945, attended the College of William and Mary for two years, and finished her education at the University of Iowa where she graduated in 1949. She received her Master of Education degree from the National College of Education in Evanston, Illinois in 1958. While in Evanston, Marianna met Dr. John F. Trerotola and they were married on August 14, 1965, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

Marianna’s teaching career took her around the country including Coronado, California, Keokuk, Iowa and St. Louis, Missouri. Her final position was at the National College of Education, where she taught in their kindergarten lab school and in the Teacher Preparation Program. Marianna retired to raise her son, John J., who was born in 1967. The family then moved to Waverly in 1972. After her impactful career, she continued her passion for travel with family or friends as well as enjoyed biking, cross country skiing, and volunteering in the community. She especially relished the time she spent with John J. and Beth in Waverly, Minneapolis and all over the globe. 

She was a longtime member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, PEO and was a member Alpha Delta Pi in college. Because of her devotion to Cedar Falls and Waverly, she regularly supported endeavors in both communities.  

Marianna is survived by her son, John J. and Beth (Tatinski) Trerotola of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roland and Jane Merner; her husband, John F. Trerotola; a brother, Bill Merner and many close family and friends. 

A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Marianna’s burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Harlington Cemetery, Waverly. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Waverly with Rev. Maureen Doherty officiating with a reception to follow.  

See more at Kaiser-Corson.

Karaoke at the Post featuring Box Canyon! – 6:30PM to 9:30 PM


Karaoke at the Post featuring Box Canyon! – 6:30PM to9:30PM !  Enjoy some music in the company of friends!  Get your friends up to sing a few songs with you!  Dance! 

P.O.E.T.S – 4PM-7PM – Food and Drink Specials! – Pulled Pork Sandwich or Stuffed Pork Loin!

P.O.E.T.S – 4PM-7PM – Food and Drink Specials!  Pulled Pork Sandwich or Stuffed Pork Loin!

Thursday Dinner at the Post (VFW) – Smoked Pork Chop Meal – 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM – $8.00

Get out of that hot kitchen and down to the club where a hassle free dinner awaits!  Tonight’s menu hosted by the VFW consists of a Smoked Pork Chop Meal for just $8.00 !  

Super Bowl Memorial Pool Tourney – 11:30 AM – Game Party at 4:00 PM

Super Bowl Memorial Pool Tourney – 11:30 AM – Game Party at 4:00 PM

Military History – February 2020

The earliest military action to be revered with a Medal of Honor award is performed by Colonel Bernard J.D. Irwin, an assistant army surgeon serving in the first major U.S.-Apache conflict. Near Apache Pass, in southeastern Arizona, Irwin, an Irish-born doctor, volunteered to go to the rescue of Second Lieutenant George N. Bascom, who was trapped with 60 men of the U.S. Seventh Infantry by the Chiricahua Apaches. Irwin and 14 men, initially without horses, began the 100-mile trek to Bascom’s forces riding on mules. After fighting and capturing Apaches along the way and recovering stolen horses and cattle, they reached Bascom’s forces on February 14 and proved instrumental in breaking the siege.

The first U.S.-Apache conflict had begun several days before, when Cochise, the Chiricahua Apache chief, kidnapped three white men to exchange for his brother and two nephews held by the U.S. Army on false charges of stealing cattle and kidnapping a child. When the exchange was refused, Cochise killed the white men, and the army responded by killing his relatives, setting off the first of the Apache wars.

Although Irwin’s bravery in this conflict was the earliest Medal of Honor action, the award itself was not created until 1862, and it was not until January 21, 1894, that Irwin received the nation’s highest military honor.

*Article courtesy of History.com

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary News

We were blessed to have new faces attend our meeting in January; Vicky Green and Lois DePeuw. Welcome and hoping to see you in the upcoming meetings!

Americanism chair, Amy shared the information she had compiled regarding
holding the Americanism coloring and poster contest with the local elementary schools.
She is planning to talk to the management at the Dairy Queen when they open to see if
they might be willing to sponsor the prizes for the younger children’s coloring contest.
We will keep you posted on this new project for the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary.

We still have a group of ladies traveling to the Iowa Veterans’ Home in Marshalltown. In December they were able to deliver about $600.00 worth of donations collected at the WAVP for the holidays. They worked in the craft room and helped take down Christmas decorations in the morning, and hosted BINGO in the afternoon. 

Chaplain, Nancy Edwards asks that you keep the following in your prayers: Marlys Minnaert, Charlotte Johnston, Joyce Schmidt,Tina Sturgess, Susan Bast , and Veronica McKenzie whose daughter is undergoing treatment, a son is recovering from surgery, and a close friend. This past few day we lost an Auxiliary member, Marianne Trerotola. Keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.  A sympathy card was sent to Department of Iowa AMVETS Commander, Kevin Reece, for the passing of his wife Brenda. Brenda was a Department of Iowa AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Hospital Representative for the Iowa City VA. Mary, Amy, Jean, and Nancy attended the celebrations of life for Brenda.

Scholarship forms are available for our local AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and also for the Department of Iowa AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship. We will also be awarding a Scholarship in the name of Past local President Donna Fischer. Forms are distributed to the school or you can ask for a copy by contacting Nancy Edwards or myself.

Thanks to the ladies contributing dessert and worked at our Food night in January. 
“Make a change” project for this month was for the Donna Fischer’s memorial scholarship

The February food night will be held on Thursday, February 27. The menu will be meat
loaf, baked potatoes, glazed carrots, and a dessert (yet to be determined).

A Department fundraiser raffle tickets were distributed at the Winter SEC meeting.
They are $1.00 each or 6/$5.00 and are available for purchase from Mary, Jean, or Amy. Proceed from the raffle will help fund the Department of Iowa AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary so we can continue to work for our Veterans, their families, and the Communities across Iowa.