Richard H. Held Sr., 80, of Marion, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at Garden View Chapel in Waterloo. Burial was in Garden of Memories, Waterloo.
Local survivors include a daughter Monica (Jeff) Simmons of Ely.
Richard was born March 17, 1931, in Waterloo, the son of Harry John and Oda J. (Andreassen) Held. He graduated from Waterloo East High School. On Dec. 27, 1951, he was united in marriage to Joyce Alexander in Waterloo. He served in the United States Navy for four years. Richard worked as a senior field engineer at IBM for 32 years.
Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society in Richard’s honor.
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