Ira John Waters

January 22, 1927 - January 17, 2018

Ira John Waters of Big Rapids formerly of Sand Lake passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018. He was 90.

Mr. Waters was born January 22, 1927 in Grand Rapids to Omon and Ida (Burgess) Waters.

Mr. Waters served in the United States Army during World War II and lived in Tustin and worked on the family farm before living in Sand Lake for the last 25 years. He worked in Grand Rapids for many years and on his farm in Sand Lake. Mr. Waters was a former member of the VFW in Traverse City and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

He is survived by two daughters, Sandra L. Waters of Grand Rapids and Florence Ann Waters of California; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mr. Waters was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; a daughter, Charlotte Waters; a son, Cary S. Waters; three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Peterson Funeral and Cremation Services in Cadillac with Pastor Mike Harrison- Haefner officiating and full military rites under the auspices of the Cadillac Area Honor Guard. Friends may meet the family from 11:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will take place Burdell Township Cemetery in Tustin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. An online guestbook is available at

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Sr. FLorence Waters - Jan 18th, 2018 11:47 pm

"My prayers for all the grandkids. He loved so much. "

Andrea Zimmerman - Jan 19th, 2018 4:19 pm

"Beloved Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Great Great Grandfather."

Ed and Gail Prentice - Jan 22nd, 2018 11:50 am

"Happy Heavenly Birthday, Ira! We send our condolences to the family. "

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