Craig Eugene Penrose

December 15, 1938 - December 27, 2018

Craig Eugene Penrose, 80, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, December 27 at New Aldaya Lifescapes. He was born December 15, 1938 in Waterloo, son of Wendell L. and Miriam G. Dolan Penrose. He married Judith Kay Dutcher April 10, 1970 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waterloo. She died January 19, 2013.

Craig graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School in 1956. He was a US Army veteran. He was employed with the City of Waterloo in the Sign and Traffic Department and then with the Waterloo Police Department for 26 years, retiring in 1990 as a Sergeant. He then started Penrose Investigations and was a Private Investigator for 13 years.

Craig was a member of the Iowa State Police Association, Iowa Association of Chiefs of Police and Police Officers, The Waterloo Police Protective Association, National Association of Investigative Specialists, Past Board Member of the American Red Cross and an Alumnus of the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville.

Survivors include many loving cousins, uncles and aunts and four Godchildren.

Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 31at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery where full military rites will be conducted by Waterloo Amvets Post 19, Evansdale Amvets Post 31 and the Iowa Army Honor Guard. Public visitation will be from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 30 at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway where there will be a 3:00 p.m. Rosary. Visitation will continue for an hour before services at the church on Monday.

Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or NewAldaya Memory Care.

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