MAYER, Helmuth 1912-1966
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/3/2015 at 07:23:34
Funeral Services Today For Helmuth Mayer
Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon, Thursday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Dike First Methodist Church for Helmuth Mayer, Rev. Lloyd Bair will officiate. Burial will be in the Dike Elmwood cemetery.
Mr. Mayer, 53, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, April 11, at the Allen Hospital in Waterloo where he had been a patient for 4 1/2 days for treatment of a heart condition. He had been employed at the Rath Packing Co., Waterloo.
Survivors include his wife, and a daughter, Carol, 17, at home.
The body may be viewed at the Dike Funeral Chapel until noon today, when it will be taken to the church.
A complete obituary will be printed next week.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 April 1966, pg 12
Funeral services were held at the First Methodist church in Dike Thursday afternoon, April 14, for Helmuth Mayer. Rev. L. Bair officiated and interment was in Elmwood cemetery, Dike.
Pallbearers were Art Neessen, Richard Juhl, Clarence Stille, Vern Sires, Guy Rich and Keith Klar. Vocal music was by Mrs. Lloyd Bair, and Mrs. John Paige served as organist. The Engelkes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Helmuth Mayer was born Sept. 8, 1912, in Hebrun, North Dakota, the son of Fred and Lydia Mayer. He passed away April 11 in Allen Memorial hospital, Waterloo, following a heart attack five days earlier. He reached the age of 53 years, 7 months, 3 days.
Mr. Mayer served his country in the armed services from Jan. 27, 1941, until April 8, 1941. In 1946 he came to Dike for employment, and worked in the Farmers Co-op. Elevator for a number of years, later entering the Rath Packing Co., where he was employed at the time of his death.
Shortly after coming to Dike in 1946 he was married to Alice Janssen of Avon, So. Dak. They were blessed with one child, a daughter, Carol. Mr. and Mrs. Mayer spent their entire married years residing in Dike.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Carol, at home; four brothers, Albert of Shannon, Ill.; Reinhold, Rapid City, So. Dak.; Eugene and Edwin of Stockton, Calif.; two half-brothers, Lester and Melvin of Stockton, Calif.; five sisters; Martha (Mrs. George Johnson), Shannon, Ill.; Emma (Mrs. Thomas Fay), Vallejo, Cal.; Hattie (Mrs. James Sharpe), of Richmond, Calif.; Edna (Mrs. John Bicknell), Richmond, Calif.; and Hula (Mrs. Steve Mulder) of Avon, South Dakota. Three half-sisters: Violet (Mrs. Wilbur Hofner), Stockton, Calif,; Bernice (Mrs. Dale Roth), Minneapolis, Maxine (Mrs. Virgil Jurrens), of Hutchinson, Kansas. Also his step-mother, Mrs. Marie Mayer, Avon, So. Dakota; and three step-sisters: Della (Mrs. Eugene Lambert), San Pablo, Calif.; Viola (Mrs. Clarence Woemsbecker), of Shannon, Ill.; and Gertrude (Mrs. Wm. Groes), of Freeman, South Dakota. He also leaves to mourn his distant relatives and many friends by whom he'll always be remembered.
Mr. Mayer was preceded in death by both parents and one brother.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 April 1966, pg 13
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