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Howard "Buzz' Wiegand

Howard N. "Buzz" Wiegand, 92, died at his residence of a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. Sixth St., Vinton, with Pastor Mike Ferguson officiating. Interment will be held at the Urbana Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home chapel.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the Newhall First Responders Foundation.

Howard was born Dec. 10, 1924, in Cedar Rapids, to Ray and Della (Ruka) Wiegand. On Dec. 24, 1943, he was united in marriage to Twylah E. Oliphant. She preceded him in death on Aug. 27, 2002. Howard married Rozella Lauterwasser on March 18, 2004, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Newhall.

Howard farmed in Urbana for 40 years. As a young man, he was employed making dentures. He was a former Mason and enjoyed auto racing.

He is survived by his wife, Rozella of Newhall; his sons, Kim Wiegand of Montezuma, Kendall (Cindy) Wiegand of Urbana and Kirk Wiegand of Colorado; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; his stepchildren, Mark (Sharon) Lauterwasser of Cedar Rapids, Mary Lou (Steve) Young of Blairstown, John Lauterwasser of Newhall and Jane (Wayne) Griggs of Hudson, Fla.; eight stepgrandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and first wife, Twylah, he was preceded in death by an infant son; his brother, Arvel; his sister, Eva Jane Hoglan; and stepson, Bruce Lauterwasser.

Condolences may be left at: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.