Conrad Wayne Ware Obituary, 2017

Conrad “Wayne” Ware

CEDAR FALLS — Conrad “Wayne” Ware, 82, of Cedar Falls, died Monday, Nov. 20, at NewAldaya Lifescapes.

He was born June 2, 1935, in Danville, Ind., to Conard and Irene Ware. He married Jeanette Cook Gutknecht on Dec. 8, 1973, in Cedar Falls.

He served in the Army and retired from John Deere.

Survived by: his wife; his stepchildren, Carla (Frank) Jonte, Linda (P.A.) Toms, Dan (Leah) Gutknecht, and Lori (Ben) Behnami; a daughter, Kristi (David) Schryver; his grandchildren, Shawna Hanson, Chad (Kristina) Toms, Kelly (Mike) Loveless, Mike Jonte (Amanda Tackett), Madison and Jackson Gutknecht, Leila Behnami (Alex Wiley), Holly (Curtis) Dreesman, Michael (Wendy) Cooper, and Mark Cooper-Goss; many great-grandchildren; a brother, Jim (Nancy); a nephew, Andy (Stephanie) Ware; and a niece, Jill (Greg) Smith.

Preceded in death by: his parents; a daughter, Julie; and a nephew, Brad.

Family memorial services: will be held at a later date.

Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be left at

Wayne enjoyed golf, fishing, photography and genealogy.

Source:  Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (IA) – Sunday, November 26, 2017

P.S. My Friend.  Miss you Wayne,

   His cheerful voice will be missed when we would work together on the phone on his FAMILY History.  Though we were never able to get him back further on the Ware line, before Kentucky, we were able to help him fill in some of the blanks. He was always ready to comment on others post.  Many of you may not know that he financially contributed to the Wildwood House Museum, Nebraska City, NB.  Though the Ware family who had occupied this house were not his relations, Wayne adopted them as his own and visited there when he could. 

Vicki Ware Cheesman

Administrator, Ware Families


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