Mersch, John P. 1855-1944
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 9/4/2021 at 11:22:54
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
June 16, 1944
John P. Mersch Taken By Death
One of Remsen’s Oldest Residents
John P. Mersch, 89, resident of Remsen fifty years, died Wednesday afternoon.
The funeral will take place Saturday morning at 7:30 in St. Mary’s church in Remsen.
John Pierre Mersch was born on March 27, 1855, in Bettemburg, Grand Duchy of Luxemburg, Europe, and lived there with his parents, brother and sisters until the age of 28 years. He married Mrs. Margaret Duster of Remsen in 1899. Mrs. Mersch passed away in March 1941, and a son John J. Duster died 14 years ago. Surviving are the stepchildren:
Mrs. Henry Foxen, Remsen; Anton J. Duster, Remsen; Joseph Duster, LeMars; and Mrs. Herb Zimmerman, Remsen. The deceased man was the last of a family of four children.
Mr. Mersch conducted the first bowling alley in Remsen and was in the pool hall business until his retirement from business. In his younger days Mr. Mersch worked in the Gehlen Mills in LeMars and lived in LeMars for several years. Mr. Mersch was one of the most popular and well liked citizens of Remsen.
June 19, 1944
After almost a half century a resident of Remsen, death Wednesday afternoon claimed John P. Mersch, well known former business man and one of the community’s most beloved citizens. He was 89 years old and a native of the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg. Surviving Mr. Mersch are two stepsons and two stepdaughters. The funeral took place Saturday morning, services in St. Mary’s Church of Remsen at 9 o’clock.
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