Arloa Wackernagle Bedford

Published: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

Arloa Wackernagle, 88, of Bedford died Feb. 6, 2013, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Clearfield Christian Church. The Rev. Sherry Wiley will officiate. Burial will be in Clearfield Cemetery. Open visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 200 Broadway St., Clearfield. Visitation with family present will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. A memorial fund has been established to HCI Care Services in Mount Ayr. Online condolences may be left at

Arloa Jean Wackernagle, daughter of Grace Motsinger and Carl Wyman, was born Aug. 16, 1924, in Grant City, Mo. The family moved to a farm west of Maloy, where she grew up.

On Feb. 15, 1944, Arloa married Iver Wackernagle.

Arloa was a homemaker and farm wife.

Arloa is survived by her children, Jack (Debbie) Wackernagle of Bedford and Vicki O’Conner of Altoona; grandchildren, Gary (Olivia) Wackernagle, Amy (Tyler) Sheeley, John (Gracie) O’Conner and Melissa Grange; great-grandchildren, Caitlin and Iver Wackernagle, Cassidy (O’Conner) Hernandez, Shelbi, Johnny and Iver O’Conner, Tanna (Grange) Cortes, Taylor and Travis Grange and Tomi O’Conner; great-great-grandchildren, Jaden, Adrian, Lionna and Tiago; and sister-in-law Betty Wyman.

Arloa was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law Tom O’Conner; brothers, Billy and Junior Wyman; sister Virginia Brown; brother-in-law Kenneth Brown; and sister-in-law Hope Wyman.

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