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Obituary for Delmond E. Scheer
Delmond E. Scheer Mapleton, Iowa - Delmond E. Scheer, 96, of Mapleton, Iowa died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Burgess Health Center in Onawa, Iowa. The funeral Mass will be Thursday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mapleton with Rev. Daniel Greving officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Mapleton. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 15 after 5:00 p.m. with a Vigil Wake service at 7:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton. Visitation resumes Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the Mass time at the church. The family is receiving condolences on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com. Delmond Emil Scheer was born on August 3, 1918 in Mapleton, Iowa. He was the eldest son of Emil and Othelia (Tillie Nielsen) Scheer. Delmond worked very hard as a boy and young man on the Scheer family farm northwest of Mapleton. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church his entire life and was a graduate of St. Mary's Parochial School of Mapleton. Delmond was united in marriage to Mary Jungen on January 28, 1953. The couple farmed for five years south of Ute, before moving to their farm northwest of Mapleton in 1958. In September of 1995, Mary and Delmond bought a house in Mapleton and moved to town. Mary passed away in May of 2010. Delmond continued to live in his house in Mapleton until this past January when his health declined. Delmond Scheer could best be described as a farmer's farmer. The daily activities of the family farm, while often difficult and challenging, were a source of true enjoyment and personal satisfaction to him. He was a simple man who used simple equipment and machinery to be a successful farmer for decades. He was a man of the land, raising crops of corn, oats, and soybeans, while also tending his cattle and hogs, which he raised with pride until he retired. Delmond was an avid baseball fan and had an incredible knowledge of Major League baseball history. He was the last survivor of the Mapleton Red Sox, a local baseball team that played in the area during the 1930's. A conversation with Delmond often revealed his detailed knowledge of the history and genealogy of area families. Delmond enjoyed history, baseball, big band music, and playing cards, especially euchre. He was a loving husband to Mary, his wife of 57 years, who he tenderly and devotedly cared for in her later years of declining health. Survivors include one daughter, Marilyn Scheer of Los Angeles, California; one son and his wife, Gary and Donna Scheer of Orange, Texas; two granddaughters, Christine Scheer of Houston, Texas; and Stephanie Scheer of Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary; his parents, Emil and Othelia Scheer; two brothers, Leonard and Donald; and one sister, Nadine (Scheer) Uhl. Delmond's family would like to express special gratitude to his niece, Linda (Uhl) Otto, and her husband, Bob, who helped Delmond so much in recent years. Pallbearers will be John Babl, Daniel Drenkhahn, Richard Hamman, Wayne Hamman, Robert Otto, and Russell Reed.ξ
Thursday, April 16, 2015
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
After 5:00 p.m.ξ
Armstrong Funeral Home
210 So. 5th Street
Mapleton, Iowa 51034ξ