John G. Tingwald of Boone


Graveside services for John G. Tingwald, 62, of Boone will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9 at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in rural Oelwein, Iowa, with military honors.

John died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, at the State Center Specialty Care in State Center, Iowa.

John George Tingwald was born Nov. 25, 1958, in Perry, Iowa, the son of Jack and Sally (Schomer) Tingwald.

He attended Saint Patrick Catholic School in Perry and Perry High School. John attended college, where he earned an associate degree in technical electronics and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

In 1976 he joined the U.S. Army and retired in 2005.

On Dec. 7, 2011, he was united in marriage to Lori Rueber.

John worked for Lowe’s Home Improvement Center in Ames for 10 years and retired in 2019.

John is survived by his wife, Lori of Boone; father-in-law, James Rueber of Boone; brother, Jim Tingwald of Indianapolis; sisters, Ann Matthews of Sun City, Arizona, and Jane (Ron) Delay of Bella Vista, Arkansas; sister-in-law, Deb Taylor of Boone; brother-in-law, Jim (Debbie) Rueber of Bellevue, Nebraska; five nieces, Megan, Molly, Sara, Robin and Grace; four nephews, Cayce, Josh, Ben and Steve; and and family friend, Jeramey Smith of Boone.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Tingwald; mother, Sally (Richard) Bailey; sister, Sue Cullinan; and mother-in-law, Joan Rueber.

Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein is assisting the family.


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