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LOUTH, Elmer 1918 - 2015


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 1/9/2016 at 13:17:12

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Monday, December 28, 2015
Page 6


BIRMINGHAM -- Elmer LOUTH, 97, formerly of Birmingham died at Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Pleasant Manor Care Center, Mt. Pleasant where he had resided since August 2015 (note: in Henry Co., IA).

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015 in Birmingham United Methodist Church with the Rev. Herb Shafer and the Rev. Larry Smith officiating. Visitation will open at 4 p.m Tuesday at the church with family present 5-7 p.m. Masonic services by Clinton Lodge will follow the visitation and all are welcome to the service.

Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield. Memorials to Birmingham United Methodist Church may be left at the church or mailed to the family at 800 South 14th Avenue, Washington, Iowa 52353. Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is assisting the family.

He was born March 19, 1918 on the family farm northeast of Libertyville to Harvey and Isabelle WILSON LOUTH. He graduated from Batavia High School and married Florence Ruth ANDERSON March 20, 1942 in Kahoka, Missouri. They lived in Birmingham until moving to Sunnybrook Assisted Living in Fairfield in 2006. Florence died December 31, 2014.

Elmer was employed at Fairfield Water Works, Iowa Army Ammunitions Plant, Burlington and retired from ANR, formerly Michigan-Wisconsin Pipeline, Birmingham after 30 years of service. The LOUTHs were active members of Birmingham United Methodist Church and served on various boards and committees.

Freemasonry was an important part of Elmer's life. He became a Master Mason in Clinton Lodge No. 15, Fairfield in 1946 and served as Worshipful Master in 1951 and again in 1993. Elmer was an avid gardener, fisherman and mushroom hunter and most of all loved being with family, hosting family events and enjoying his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are his four children, Linda (Bill) GERDES of Washington, Ruth LOUTH of Mt. Pleasant, Terri (Greg) GROVER of Cedar Falls and Wilson (Laurie) LOUTH of Dickson, Tennesse (sic), eight grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, seven step-great grandchildren, a step great-great granddaughter, a brother, Roy LOUTH of San Diego, California, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Erma JEFFREY, Mildred BABCOCK and Betty LAWSON.

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.

Florence R. ANDERSON LOUTH's obituary - click here

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