WIER, William 1868-1930
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Date: 5/8/2015 at 15:57:53
William Wier Beaman Mayor Dies Of Paralytic Stroke
Was A Leader In The Town's Community Activities For Many Years
Funeral Services At Beaman This Afternoon
Mayorship Vacancy Will Be Filled By Town Council At Early Meeting
William F. Wier, mayor at Beaman, died Monday evening following a stroke of paralysis ten days before. He remained in a semi-conscious condition from the time that he was stricken until the end came. He had been making his home with his sister, Mrs. D. B. Simms.
Mr. Wier was 62 years old and he spent most of his active life in Marshall and Grundy counties. He was a community booster. He was a good musician and it was through his efforts that the Beaman band was organized during the past year.
Mr. Wier was elected mayor of his town at the last municipal election and he made a conscientious public official. The vacancy caused by his death will be filled by the town council probably at the next regular meeting.
Funeral services will be held at the Beaman Methodist church Thursday afternoon. Rev. Schmidt, former pastor of the Beaman church, will officiate at the services. The Odd Fellows lodge of Beaman will take charge of the services at the grave in the Beaman cemetery. Mr. Wier had been secretary of the lodge at Beaman for many years.
Mr. Wier was born in Lee county, Illinois, Feb. 26, 1868, a son of Alfred P. and Mary E. Wier. In February, 1882, he came with his parents to Iowa, settling on a farm in Vienna township, Marshall county, just south of Beaman. He lived there until 1912 when he came to Beaman to make his home. Since last April he had lived with Mr. and Mrs. Simms. Mr. Wier never married and is survived by two sisters, Mrs. D. B. Simms of Conrad and Mrs. Nettie Clow of Tama.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 October 1930, pg 1
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