Merl J. Landmesser 1909-1979
LANDMESSER, WEST, POWERS, JONES, HUNT, FAISST, THOMPSON
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/20/2011 at 13:53:56
Merl J. Landmesser
Estherville – Merl J. Landmesser, 70, Estherville, died Sept. 2 at his home.
Services for Mr. Landmesser were held Tuesday morning at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Estherville, with Father Albert O. Grendler officiating. Interment was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Estherville.
Henry and Olson Funeral Home, Estherville, was in charge of arrangements.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. George Landmesser, he was born Jan. 21, 1909, at Gilmore City. He received his education in Gilmore City and Superior schools and was married to Ethel West on Dec. 28, 1932, at Estherville.
The couple farmed in Dickinson County until 1936 and then moved to a farm in Emmet County. In 1962 they moved into Estherville with Mr. Landmesser becoming associated with a real estate agency.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Legion of Mary.
Mr. Landmesser is survived by his wife, Ethel, Estherville; one son, David Landmesser, Fontana, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. William (Janet) Powers, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Richard (Mary Lou) Jones, St. Louis, Mo.; and Mrs. William (Ruth Ann) Hunt, Muscatine; 13 grandchildren; one brother, Vernon Landmesser, Lawton; and two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Faisst, Estherville, and Mrs. Bernice Thompson, Spirit Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three grandchildren. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 4, 1979)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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