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SCHIRRMACHER, Wm. L. (1930-2020)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/29/2021 at 13:28:38

William Ludwig Schirrmacher
(March 27, 1930 – October 1, 2020)

IDA GROVE – Private family services for William Ludwig Schirrmacher, 90, of Ida Grove were held Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, at Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove, in charge of arrangements. Burial was open to the public at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, in the Ida Grove Cemetery at Ida Grove.
William Ludwig “Bill” Schirrmacher was born March 27, 1930, in Marcus to Gustav and Dora (Kruse) Schirrmacher. At 10, he drove a tractor to aid the family in their move to his forever home on a farm outside of Ida Grove. In 1959, he met the love of his life, Joan Graham, at the Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. Joan was showing the calf and Bill was the stockman. They married Sept. 18, 1960. They had seven children: Richard, Ronald, Susan, Shari, Randy, Roland and Sandy Jo. Bill worked with his father on the family farm. In 1970, he and Joan purchased the farm from his parents. They created a great farm life. As the children grew older and assumed more responsibilities, Bill started working for Midwest Industries. Later, he then transitioned to landscaping for GOMACO and driving a truck for CPS. he never formally retired, as he could never sit and idle. As the family matured, the children married: Tom, Jan, Steve, Jason, Andrea, Kristi and Jeff. This resulted in 14 grandchildren: Ryne (Kristin), Brad (Reese), Teel (Ashley), Brandon, Kalie (Coley), Tyler, Skye, Stephanie, Jacob, Jace, Emma, Sadie, Will and Dain. Having 14 grandchildren, Bill delighted in spending time attending their sporting events and activities. He died Oct. 1, 2020, at his Ida Grove home.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Mon., Oct 5, 2020 and Christensen-VanHouten Funeral Services, Ida Grove, Iowa at http://www.christensenvanhouten.com/


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