Ivan John Averhoff

Ivan Averhoff


Date: Fri, December 22, 2017
Start time: 10:30 am
St. John's Lutheran Church
4110 E. Dunkerton Road, Waterloo
Arrangements By:
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories


Date: Thu, December 21, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories
965 Home Plaza, Waterloo

Ivan John Averhoff

Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 4-6:30 pm
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories
965 Home Plaza
Waterloo, IA 50701


Funeral Service:
Friday, December 22, 2017 at 10:30 am
St. John’s Lutheran Church
4110 E Mt Vernon Rd
Waterloo, IA 50703


St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery
4110 E. Mt. Vernon Road
Waterloo, IA 50703


At the church following the graveside service




Ivan John Averhoff was born June 11, 1938, in Waterloo, Iowa, son of Edgar and Esther (Weinberg) Averhoff. His family moved to the farm in 1947 and Ivan graduated from Dunkerton High School with the Class of 1956. On October 25, 1957, he married the love of his life, Mary Jane Demmel at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Ivan worked for John Deere as a Pattern Maker from September 1956 until his retirement in 1993. He volunteered for the NE Iowa Food Bank from 1993-2012 and helped children with reading and math skills at Dunkerton Elementary School. Ivan loved to “Rock Hound” with his family in search of gems, fossils and historical artifacts. He and the family traveled across the Midwest and Western United States hunting rocks while walking across fields and along streams in Iowa searching for artifacts. Ivan enjoyed ice fishing and was an avid canoeist. Ivan also served at St. John’s in a number of capacities including Trustee, Church Council Member and Deacon.


Ivan passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Unity Point Health-Allen Memorial Hospital at the age of 79 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a granddaughter, Nikki. Ivan is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary; three sons: Charles John (Joanne) Averhoff of Waverly, Darryl James (Shimen) Averhoff of Shell Rock, and Alan Jerald (Joanne) of Cedar Rapids; 9 grandchildren: Adam (Olivia) Amanda, Lee, Uriah, Matthew (Jen), Britteny (Nathan), Alyssa, Jenna, and Ashlynn; 8 great-grandchildren: Trey, Breanna, Rhylin, Rhyker, Maverick, Brooklyn, Jadelyn, and Ella; and a brother, Arnold (Karen) Averhoff of Waterloo.

Memorials may be directed to Rhonda Rathe’s 2nd Grade Class at Dunkerton Elementary, NE Iowa Food Bank, or St. John’s Education Fund.

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