Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Services pending for Harold Deemer
Harold DEEMER, 91, passed away October 15, 2012 at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola, Iowa. His services are
scheduled for later this week.
Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayris in charge of his arrangements.
A complete obituary will appear in next week's edition.
OBITUARY ~ HAROLD JOHN DEEMER
January 2, 1921 ~ October 15, 2012
Harold John DEEMER, son of William & Emily (PIERCE) DEEMER, was born January 2, 1921 in Decatur County, Iowa.
Harold grew up in Decatur County and graduated from Leon High School. Harold served his country in the U.S. Army from
June 1940 until his honorable discharge in January 1946. On December 11, 1942, Harold was united in marriage to Esta T.
WALTER in Grant City, Missouri. They farmed near Diagonal, Iowa for 11 years before moving to the Kellerton area where
they farmed for many years.
Harold was a member of the V.F.W. and Ringgold County Farm Bureau. In the spring of 2011,
Harold and Esta moved to Osceola.
Harold passed away at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola on October 15, 2012. He was preceded in death by his
parents; son John DEEMER; sisters Maude BENNETT & husband Jesse, Irene INGRAM & husband Wes; brothers Albert DEEMER &
wife Eva, Frank DEEMER, Ralph DEEMER & wife Helen, Lester DEEMER & wife Wilma and Wayne DEEMER; brothers-in-law Bob
WEHRLE, Joe MESSINA and Jack KELLER.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Esta DEEMER of Osceola, Iowa; son Kenneth DEEMER & wife Patricia of
Olathe, Kansas; daughters Katherine REYNOLDS of Osceola, Iowa and Patricia NELL & husband Jim of Ankeny, Iowa;
daughter-in-law Nancy GROSE of Kellerton, Iowa; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 5
great-great-grandchildren; sisters Helen WEHRLE of West Burlington, Iowa, Wilma MESSINA of Magalia, California;
Rosalee KELLER of Newton, Iowa; sisters-in-law Vera DEEMER of Mount Ayr, Iowa and Dorothy NEAL of Garden Grove,
Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial fund will be established to HCI Care Services.
Funeral service was conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of
Mount Ayr, with the Rev. Joyce SMITH officiating. Musical selections included "You Lift Me Up," "Peace In The Valley,"
and "Go Rest High."
Casket bearers were Brian DEEMER, Scott DEEMER, Matt DEEMER, Shane REYNOLDS, Heath HUFF and
Honorary pallbearers included Lori KELLY, Kerri JONES, Angie QUINTANA, Jennifer GROSE, Shannon
REYNOLDS, Amanada REYNOLDS, Jessica STEINES and LeAnn CREUTZMANN.
Harold was laid to rest at Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2012
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