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Elmer A. Weir


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/15/2011 at 20:51:17

Elmer A. Weir, son of Paul B. and Elma C. Weir, was born June 18, 1926, at Estherville, Iowa. Janice Elna Lilland, daughter of Ole and Selma Lilland, was born January 11, 1923, at Armstrong, Iowa. Elmer and Janice were married at Estherville November 27,1969.

Elmer grew up on the family farm, attended Emmet Consolidated School and graduated from Estherville High School. Janice attended and graduated Emmet Consolidated School. Elmer attended Iowa State University at Ames and graduated in 1952. He then taught Vocational Agriculture, and was a County Extension Director before returning to Iowa Lake Community College in 1968 to establish the Farm Management and Farm Veteran Programs.

He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Iowa Air National Guard, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel with 25 year service credit.

Elmer and Janice are presently farming the home farm (Homesteaded in 1866 by great-grandfather John Crumb) with emphasis on corn production and hogs. Elmer is presently serving as a director of the Emmet County Swine Producers, Board member of the Estherville Community School District, and Emmet Township Clerk. Life member of Emmet County Historical Society and The State Historical Society of Iowa.

Children by former marriages, Gregory A. Weir, Gay Elaine Weir, Roger Edwin Burt, Barbara Jean Nelson, Bradley John Nelson.

Contributed by: James M. Richmond . Source: "History of Emmet County, Iowa, Vol. III", Compiled by the Emmet County Historical Society as a Bicentennial Project., Inter-Collegiate Press, Inc., Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 1976, pages 441-442.


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