John Wasmer


LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
Friday, June 10, 1921
Body of John Wasmer Will Be Buried With Military Honors
L. R. Wasmer received word on Wednesday that the body of his son, John Wasmer, who died while in France, had arrived in New Jersey and was shipped west. The body will arrive in Omaha today and Mr. Wasmer left here for that place to accompany the remains home.

The funeral will be held on Monday at 10 o¹clock at St. James church. Rev. Father O¹Farrell, pastor, Mgr. W. A. Pape, of St. Joseph and Rev. H. Masterton, of Cherokee, will conduct the requiem mass. Rev. Father P. F. McDermott, of Atlantic, chaplain of the Iowa Legion, will preach the sermon. The interment will be made in St. Joseph cemetery.

Members of the Iowa Legion, members of old Company K, and the Knights of Columbus will attend funeral in a body.

John Wasmer was the first LeMars service man to die overseas and the Legion Post was named Wasmer Post in memory of his name.


-transcribed and submitted by Linda Ziemann  Iowa Old Press an IAGenWeb Special Project