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BIERSNER, John 1953-1991


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/12/2016 at 13:30:40

Rites Held For John Biersner

John Paul Biersner, 37, passed away Wednesday, January 23, at his home in rural Cedar Falls, of cancer.

Services were held at United Methodist Church, in Dike, Saturday, January 26, at 1:30 p.m., with Dr. Gary L. Armstrong officiating.

Casket bearers were Jon Fisher, Mark Lang, Tom Heyenga, Sam Biersner, Roger Biersner, and James Biersner Sr.

Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery, in Dike.

John, the son of Earl and Charlotte Sprole Biersner, was born on March 13, 1953, in Cedar Falls. He was raised and educated in Dike, graduating from Dike High School in 1971. He then attended Ellsworth Community College where he participated in football and baseball, graduating in 1973. John then went on to Texas A&M University, where in 1976 he was awarded the Wally Moon Award for the most improved baseball player on the Texas A&M Aggies.

John was united in marriage to May 16, 1981, to Brenda K. Vos, at the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center. He was employed by Northrup King Seed Company from 1976 until 1985, and then went to work for All American Turf Beauty until 1988.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Dike, where he was active in the Church Choir. He was a member of the Interfaith Men's Chorus, served as past-president of the Dike Jaycees, a member of the Varsity Letterman's Association of Texas A&M University. He also played baseball for the Waterloo Merchants Baseball Team for eight years, winning the Iowa Amateur Baseball Championship in 1978.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Marvin Sprole, and his paternal grandfather, Allie Biersner.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda, of Cedar Falls; three sons, Mitchell, Benjamin, and Alexander, all at home; his parents, Earl and Charlotte, of Dike; two brothers, Bob, of Waterloo, and Keith, of Cedar Rapids; two sisters, Ann, Mrs. Kevin Pruisner, of Dike, and Jane, Mrs. Randall Graham, of Fairfax Station, VA; a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Sprole, of Dike, and a paternal grandmother, Mrs. Esther Biersner, of Dike.

Memorials can be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, or the Dike Methodist Church.

The Dike Funeral Chapel, in Dike, was in charge of arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 January 1991, pg 10


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