Black Hawk County

Kathryn Irma Kortemeyer



Miss Kathryn Irma Kortemeyer, who enlisted Jan 18, in the Spars, has received orders to report March 3 for indoctrination at Hunter college, New York. Miss Kortemeyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Kortemeyer, 502 Campbell avenue, has been employed in the office of Quail & Co., as secretary to the manager, Raymond Smith.

Source: The Courier, Waterloo, IA - February 21, 1943

Where Are Those GI Janes Since They've Again Become Civilians?

What has happened to those Waterloo girls who looked so smart in Wave, Wac or Spar uniforms, traveled the country and the world and the were discharged from service to return to civilian life?
Well, many of them were married while in the service and have settled in other states or brought their husbands to Waterloo to live. Still others entered new fields of work and have gone on to college through the benefits of education provision of the GI bill of rights.


A wartime marriage which ended in divorce brought former Spar back to Waterloo to live. While an ensign in the coast guard, Kathryn Irma Kortemeyer was married to Lt. Boyd M. Reid of Torrington, Wyo. Now, as Mrs. Kathryn I. Reid, she has resumed her position as secretary at Quail & Co., and is living with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Kortemeyer, 502 Campbell avenue.

Source: The Courier, Waterloo, IA - Sunday, March 9, 1947