Shelby Joseph Hagberg

Boiler Operator

Shelby Hagberg Shelby Joseph Hagberg, 68, of Waterloo, died Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Covenant Medical Center due to complications of antitrypsin deficiency. He was born September 11, 1940, in St. Louis, son of Kenneth and Lillian Rose Wladarek Hagberg. He married Mary Teresa Roark on June 16,1962 in Cedar Falls. She died January 6, 1999. He married Joyce "Kathi" Billington on June 13, 2000, in Waterloo. Mr. Hagberg worked as a boiler operator at the UNI Power Plant for twenty years. He served in the U. S. Navy during the Viet Nam War, receiving the rank MM1&C. He received a National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (6 Stars), Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal with Device, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal. He was a member of the Black Hawk R/C. Survived by: his wife; two sons, Robert Johnston, Jr. and Scott (Danielle) Hagberg, both of Waterloo; three daughters, Tina (Steven) Carlson of Las Vegas, Melissa (Eric) Kramer of Waverly, and Tiona Johnston of Waterloo; thirteen grandchildren, Charles, Jessica, Alexandria, Jarrett, Tabetha, Steven, Slade, Mitchell, Kaylea, Brooklyn, Shane, Devin, and Zachary; a brother, Merle (Karen) of Prescott, Arizona; and a sister, Mary Hagberg of Prescott. Preceded in death by: twin sisters, Sharon and Karen Hagberg. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3006 Pleasant Drive, Cedar Falls, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo. Military rites will be conducted by Guy W. Iversen AMVETS Post 49 of Cedar Falls. Public visitation from 4 to 7 p.m, Wednesday at Kearns, Huisman-Schumacher Chapel on Kimball. Memorials: maybe directed to the family. Condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice. com. Shelby was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Copyright Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier, June 15, 2009, page A8.