John H. Nath Jr.

West Liberty, Iowa

John H. Nath Jr, 75, passed away Friday, November 4, 2022 while living at the home of his daughter in Hiawatha.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Thursday, November 10, 2022 at the United Methodist Church in West Liberty. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Henderson-Barker Home in West Liberty. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty.

Memorials may be made to the Mansell Phillips American Legion Post #509 in West Liberty.

John Harry Nath was born January 20, 1947 in Lime Springs, Iowa the son of John Hugo and Nancy Ruth (Hughes) Nath. He was a graduate of West Liberty High School in 1966 and attended Muscatine Community College. John served in the US Army Reserves for 6 years. He began his career in painting working with Hank Derksen, upon his retirement John purchased the business and operated it as Nath Decorating for 35 years retiring in 2007.

He was a member of the West Liberty United Methodist Church, a 50 year member of the American Legion where he was very active and managed the Avenue of Flag Program for many years, and served 9 years on the West Liberty Fire Department. He enjoyed his time playing football, fishing, playing pool, watching sports, Iowa Women’s Basketball and his interest in his cars.

He is survived by two children: Jennifer (Chris) Burkart of Hiawatha and John (Julie) Nath of Janesville, Wisconsin, five grandchildren: Derek Lamb, Tanner Nolan,  John “Jack” Nath, Jillian Nath and Josephine “Josie” Nath, three great grandchildren: Sedric Lamb, Kamdyn Hahn and Lake Lamb. He is also survived by two siblings: Steve (Gert) Nath of West Liberty and Susan Nath and her significant other Mark Snavely of Fort Worth, TX.  He was preceded in death by his parents.