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Alfred Lawrence "Red" Hansmeier - 1905-1997


Posted By: Connie Ellis (email)
Date: 7/11/2011 at 17:02:31

SOURCE: Waukon, Iowa WAUKON STANDARD, June 25, 1997
Contributor: Connie Ellis (Not related)

Alfred Lawrence "Red" Hansmeier, age 92, of Waukon, Iowa died Saturday, June 21, 1997 at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, Iowa. Funeral services were held Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at the Martin Funeral home with the Rev. Richard Eick and the Right Rev. Msgr Ed Lechtenberg officiating. Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery in Waukon, Iowa. Casket bearers were Greg Kerkenbush, Martin Kerkenbush, Troy Hansmeier, Mike Hansmeier, Paul Hansmeier, Brad Fahlgren, and Niel Kregel. Honorary bearers were Jack Marsden, Arnie Anderson, Howard and Eula Thies, Charles and Mickey Cook, and Kathryn Ricker.

Alfred was born March 15, 1905 to Fredrick S. and Anna (Umbreit) Hansmeier on their farm in Makee Township, rural Waukon, Iowa. He attended the Elk rural school and graduated from the Waukon High School. On June 25, 1931 he married Bernice Zieman at St. Mary's Church at Dorchester, Iowa. Red worked as a farmer and on the Allamakee County road crew for a time after their marriage. From 1939-1946 he served as auditor for Allamakee County and as assessor from 1947-1948. He also did some carpentry work. Red was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ, Iowa Assessor's Association and a lifetime member of the Allamakee County Fair Board.

Alfred was preceded in death by a brother Calvin Hansmeier, and 6 sisters, Clara Raymond, Lillian Westby, Ella Strelow, Esther Kosbau, Erna Nelson, and Helen Hansmeier.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice: 1 daughter, Ann (Tom) Kerkenbush of Evansville, Wisconsin, 1 son, Leon (Sue) Hansmeier of Waukon, Iowa; 7 grandchildren: Lisa (Brad) Fahlgren of Evansville, Wisconsin, Greg Kerkenbush of Madison, Wisconsin, Captains Martin (Nicole) Kerkenbush of Fort Hood, Texas, Annette Hansmeier, Troy Hansmeier, and Kim (Niel) Kregel, all of Waukon, Iowa, and Mike Hansmeier of Omaha, Nebraska; 4 great-grandchildren, Paul, Logan, Desiree, and Dallas as well as several special nieces, cousins, and friends.


Photo & additional info. was added by Errin Wilker, 2/19/2013:

Alfred “Red” Hansmeier, Waukon, retired Allamakee county assessor, received a plaque denoting 30 years of service at the recent annual school of the Iowa State Association of Assessors in Des Moines. Hansmeier’s service actually exceeded 30 years by quite a bit. He was the first assessor Allamakee county had, taking the post when it was created in 1941, and he served until his retirement in 1978.

~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, IA, Hand-Dated 1979 (the photo accompanied this article)


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