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GIMER, Ray J. 1891-1975


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/18/2016 at 13:10:04

Funeral Held For Ray Gimer, Bank Board Chairman

Funeral services for Ray J. Gimer were held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 1975, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church. Rev. Harold Hollander was officiating clergyman. Music was given by a men's quartet, Alfred Eiten, Harvey Eiten, Willis Bakker and Richard Schafer. Miss Elizabeth Eekhoff was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. John Elenbaas and Miss Ordie Beecroft. Pall bearers were Thomas Gimer, Clifford Gimer, Woodrow Homan, Frank Folkerts, Herman Groote and Ralph Johnson. Interment was held at the First Christian Reformed church cemetery. Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gimer passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 12, 1975, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Center in Grundy Center due to complications of advanced age. He had been confined there since November 12, 1974. He reached the age of 83 years, 9 months and 25 days.

He was born on April 17, 1891, in Faulkner (Franklin County) the son of Thomas and Emma (Crowe) Gimer. He attended the local school in the area. On October 5, 1916, he was united in marriage to Florence Geerdes at Wellsburg. Following their marriage they lived in Riceville where Ray operated a creamery. In 1919 they moved to a farm west of Wellsburg. In 1936 they moved to Wellsburg where he purchased the creamery, continuing in this business until 1944, at which time he disposed of the business.

Mr. Gimer served on the Board of Directors of the Peoples Savings Bank of Wellsburg for 20 years. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the bank for 16 years, serving in this capacity from 1958 up until his retirement in 1974.

He was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church, having made confession of his faith in Jesus Christ on August 26, 1940.

Preceding him in death were his parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

Those left to mourn his passing are: his wife, Florence; 1 daughter, (Gladyce), Mrs. Mayo Tjaden of Wellsburg; one brother, Howard Gimer of Hampton; 2 grandsons, Darryl Tjaden of Minneapolis, Minn., Douglas Tjaden of Wellsburg, and many other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 February 1975, sec 2, pg 1


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