Hamilton County


Sgt. Omer Hamre




Omer Hamre was born Aug. 11, 1908 to Ole B. and Martha Hamre. He died Feb. 21, 1985 and is buried in the Williams Cemetery, Williams, IA.

Sgt. Hamre served with the U.S. Army in World War II with the 484th AAF Base Unit.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Feb. 22, 1985

Omer Hamre, 76, longtime Williams area resident, died Thursday at Mercy hospital in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Williams with Rev. William Hampton officiating and with burial in the Williams cemetery.

Visitation will be at the Surls Funeral chapel in Williams from 1 to 9 p.m. today.

Omer Hamre, son or Ole and Bertha Mandsager Hamre was born Aug. 11, 1908 at Montour, Iowa. He was graduated from Ellsworth high school.

He was married to Ora Oskvig on Nov. 18, 1933 at Jewell, and the family had resided in the Williams area for many years.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Isabelle) Ocheltree of Iowa City and two grandsons, Scott and Tim, one sister, Mrs. A. G. Holt of Orange, Calif., and one brother, Elmer Hamre of Marshalltown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Nathan and Benny and one sister, Helena.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church and the American Legion post at Williams.

For many years he was a USDA inspector at the Ellsworth turkey plant and at other locations.

Source: ancestry.com