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Samuel Charles Inks

October 1, 2011
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
Samuel Charles Inks, 62, Waterloo, died on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, while a patient at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home following a long illness. Funeral services are Monday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. at Parrott and Wood Chapel of Memories 965 Home Plaza, Waterloo. Interment will be at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, .Sumner. Visitation is Sunday, Oct. 2, from 4-7 p.m. at Parrott and Wood Chapel of Memories 965 Home Plaza, Waterloo. Sam was born on June 10, 1949, in Iowa Falls. He was the son of John and Doris Lawson Inks. Sam spent his early years in rural Alden, Iowa, and moved to the Toledo area in the first grade where he graduated from South Tama County High School in 1968. He received his undergraduate degree from Upper Iowa University, his MBA from UNI and had hours towards a masters degree in Manufacturing Management from UNI. Sam worked at John Deere Waterloo Works and retired on Dec. 31, 2001, as a supervisor with the Drive Train Division. Sam was notorious at Deere for being able to turn departments around and making them successful. Sam met Connie Ehlert in 1986 through her cousin and they married on June 20, 1987 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sumner. Sam lived life to the fullest and enjoyed family, friends and being with people. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, power boats and water sports, motorcycles and drag racing and was a private pilot. Sam was a five time national record holder in drag racing during the 1970's and 80's and was a member of the National Hot Rod Association. He owned a Grumman Tiger airplane that he loved to fly and was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association. Sam took pride in being a defender of the less fortunate. Sam had volunteered for years with Big Brothers Big Sisters where he served on the board of directors and had a huge impact on the lives of many young men over the years. He was ethical and honest and he loved to laugh, tease and joke with his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, John Inks Jr. He is survived by his wife Connie of Waterloo, his sister Sue (Hank) Behrens of Byron, IL, a half-brother, Kevin Novak of Des Moines and his mother-in-law, Ellen Ehlert of Sumner.

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