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Otto Reimer 1888-1948


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/30/2010 at 23:59:12

Another fine active resident of Emmet county for many years [Otto Reimer] died very suddenly at the Holy Family hospital an hour after a severe attack of coronary thrombosis. He was rushed to the hospital and placed in an oxygen tent but passed away within an hour.

The deceased was well known all over the county. He farmed for many years near Huntington. He was active in any thing that pertained to the betterment of farm conditions. He took a great interest in educational work and as a member of the school board for years. He was active in AAA and especially interested in the Farm Bureau activities.

He was born July the 31st, 1888, in Reinbeck, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Detlif Reimer. When he was a lad of six the family moved to the farm at Huntington. His father was an excellent farmer and also active in anything pertaining to farming and the community in general. He was united in marriage to Nellie Eisenhower on October the 4th, 1911, and they resided on a farm until 1946 when they moved to this city where Mr. Reimer sold insurance for the Farm Bureau. He was an excellent citizen and a fine neighbor both on the farm and in the city.

He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Willie Cook of Terril.

The funeral services were held today from the Sternberg funeral home at 1:30 and from the Methodist church at 2 p.m. The Rev. John DeLong officiating. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, November 11, 1948)

Mrs. Bill Cook’s Father Died Monday
Otto Reimer, 60, prominent retired farmer, formerly of the Huntington community, died of coronary thrombosis at 6:15 Monday in the Holy Family hospital. He had been stricken only about an hour and one half before, was rushed immediately to the hospital and put under an oxygen tent. All efforts to revive him failed.

The deceased had farmed near Huntington all of his adult life except for the last two years which he spent in Estherville.

In 1909 he united with the Huntington Methodist church and took an active part in church work. He transferred his membership to the Estherville church when he retired from the farm and moved there.

He was born July 31, 1888 in Reinbeck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Detlef Reimer. When he was six, the family moved to the place which later became known as the Reimer farm near Huntington. He received his education in the Reimer rural school.

Oct. 4, 1911, he married Nellie Eisenhower of Estherville and the couple engaged in farming near Huntington from that time until they moved to Estherville in 1946.

Besides Mrs. Reimer, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Willie Cook of Terril, two brothers, Henry of Grand Junction and John of Los Angeles, and one sister, Mrs. Thomas Juhl of Estherville.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Sternborg funeral parlors and 2 p.m. in the Estherville Methodist church, the Rev. John DeLong officiating. Burial will be at Oakhill.

His son-in-law, Willie Cook, was hospitalized Saturday night from injuries suffered in an automobile collision near Terril. – Estherville Daily News (The Terril Record, Terril, IA, November 11, 1948)


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