Emmet County


Pfc. Donald W. M. Niemoth



Iowa’s World War II Honor Roll

These Iowans, like the ones pictured in this section last Sunday, have given their lives for their country. They came from all sections of the state, from all walks of life, and they rest today in strange and far away but never-to-be forgotten places. The final line beneath each photograph tells the geographical area in which the man was serving. Additional pictures of Iowans who have been killed in combat will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, December 12, 1943 (photo included)

Bodies Arrive From Overseas
North Iowans Among
Pacific War Heroes

San Francisco, (U.P.)—The bodies of 3,500 war dead from Manila, Saipan and Honolulu are due here Wednesday aboard the U.S. army transport Morris Crain.

They will bring to more than 30,000  returned from the Pacific since the reburial program was started last October.

North Iowans on the ship include the following with the next of kin named for each:
Pvt. Clarence Bily, Oelwein; Frank Bily.
Pfc. Glen S. Coonradt, Osage; Mrs. Glen S. Coonradt.
Pvt. William J. Knowlen, Charles City; Olive L. Bogart.
Capt. Homer L. Lund, Forest City; Nick H. Lund.
Pfc. Donald W. M. Niemoth, Estherville; Mrs. Marie C. Niemoth.
James M. Oldham, navy, Charles City; Francis Oldham.
Pvt. Arlo B. Parker, Mason City; Eleanor Parker.
Pfc. Elmer G. Stricker, Mason City; Gottfrid F. Stricker.
Pfc. Gerald E. Timm, Hawkeye; Ervin H. Timm.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, Thursday, September 23, 1948

Donald William Martin Neimoth was born Apr. 2, 1914 to Theodore and Marie Adams Neimoth. He died Dec. 9, 1942 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Estherville, IA.

Pvt. Neimoth served in World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps and died as a Japanese POW.

Source: ancestry.com