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BIWER, Merle Joseph 1924-2010

BIWER, REGAN

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 9/7/2010 at 13:36:28

Merle J. Biwer

Birth: December 16, 1924
Death: September 5, 2010

Merle J. Biwer, 85, of Charles City, died Sunday morning, September 5, 2010, at the 11th St. Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.

A funeral Mass for Merle Biwer will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City. Reverend Carl Ries will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Charles City.

Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday where the Knights of Columbus will lead the Rosary at 5 p.m. and a Vigil Scriptural Wake Service at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue after 9:30 a.m. at the church on Wednesday.

Merle Joseph Biwer was born December 16, 1924, in Elma, the son of Henry J. and Celia M. (Regan) Biwer. He attended the Elma School. From 1941 to 1946, he served in the United States Army, Combat Engineers #256 European Theater during World War II. On June 17, 1950, he was united in marriage to Patricia Dowd in Charles City. Merle was a car salesman from 1949 until his retirement. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where he served as an usher for 30 years, American Legion, Moose Lodge, AA for 51 years and past member of the Charles City Car Club. His interests included car shows, stock car races, playing 500, traveling and being very dedicated to the AA group.

Living family members include his wife, Pat Biwer of Charles City; four children, James (Peggy) Biwer of Eden Prairie, Minn., William (Val) Biwer of Charles City, Connie (Aladdin) Yaqub of Catasauqua, Pa. and John (Peggy) Biwer of Greenville, Wis.; nine grandchildren, Andrea (Jeremy) Gibbs, Tom Biwer, Jody (Darin) Osier, Jill Biwer, Roy Biwer, Mariam Yaqub, Ranah Yaqub, Ryan Biwer and Bradley Biwer; eight great-grandchildren, Harrison, Nell and Mitchell Gibbs, Kaleb, Layne and Koryn Osier, and Ryder and Cullen Biwer; and sister-in-law, Elsie Dowd of Tex.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be directed to the Hope House in Charles City or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City.

Hauser Funeral Home obituary and photo -- Sept. 7, 2010


 

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