SHIMER, Clem 1869-1943
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Date: 9/18/2016 at 07:13:41
Clem Shimer, Grundy Pioneer, Dies Friday
Clem Shimer, who spent all of the 74 years of his life in Grundy county, died at his home at Morrison at 9:15 Friday. He had been afflicted with heart trouble for some time and was in the hospital at Marshalltown for two weeks early in the year.
Funeral services were held at the Coffman funeral home Monday afternoon. Rev. avid Alexander, pastor of the Baptist church, officiated at the service. Burial was in the cemetery at Morrison.
Mr. Shimer came from a pioneer Grundy family who came here from Pennsylvania in 1866, the year after the Civil war, and succeeding branches of the family have remained here since. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Shimer. The family located on a farm in Washington township and some of them have resided there ever since. Clem Shimer and family lived on the farm a mile west of Morrison the past 38 years. He was married 45 years ago. He and his wife resided in the vicinity of Morrison all their married life.
Surviving are the wife, one daughter, Mrs. Frances Stevens, who with her husband and daughter have been making their home with Mr. and Mrs. Shimer. Other surviving relatives are a brother John from Forest City and Bert from Morrison. The two surviving sisters are Mrs. Clara Brown, Antigo, Wis., and Mrs. John Morrison, Grundy Center.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 April 1943, pg 12
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