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Frederick F. Erlemeier

December 16, 1932 November 11, 2019
Frederick F. Erlemeier
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Obituary for Frederick F. Erlemeier

Frederick F. Erlemeier, age 86, of LeMars, Iowa, (formerly of Danbury, Iowa) passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Accura Healthcare of LeMars, Iowa.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 15, 2019, in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Danbury, Iowa. Father Richard D. Ball will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery of Danbury, Iowa, with Military Rites conducted by the Carlson-Frum Post No. 336 of the American Legion of Danbury, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019, with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Danbury, Iowa. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.

Frederick Francis Erlemeier, the son of Charles and Cornelia (Seuntjens) Erlemeier, was born December 16, 1932, on the farm in rural Danbury, Iowa. He grew up in Danbury and received his education from Danbury Catholic High School graduating with the class of 1950. After graduation Fred farmed for a couple of years with his father before enlisting into the U.S. Army. Fred honorably served his country during the Korean War.

Upon his honorable discharge, Fred returned to Danbury and began his 32 year career with the U.S. Postal Service. On June 21, 1958, Fred was united in marriage to Norma Jean Tillman at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Danbury, Iowa. The couple was blessed with four children: Greg, Kathy, Leo and Brenda. Fred and Norma became entrepreneurs in the 60’s and opened a drive-in restaurant they called the Village Inn. They would operate it for several years before selling it.

In addition to being employed with the U.S. Postal Service, Fred also engaged in crop and livestock farming. He enjoyed tending to his livestock, tinkering with his tractors, woodworking and taking his boat out on Crawford Creek. Fred enjoyed attending his sons’ wrestling meets when they were younger. He was a former member of the Carlson-Frum Post No. 336 of the American Legion of Danbury and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Left to cherish his memory are his children Greg (Jeanie) Erlemeier of Soldier, IA, Kathy (David) Hanson of LeMars, IA, Leo (Shari) Erlemeier of Mapleton, IA and Brenda Erlemeier of Missouri Valley, IA; 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; brothers Lester (Sue) Erlemeier of Spring Grove, PA and Roger (Joyce) Erlemeier of Harlan, IA; sisters Marian Hensley of Council Bluffs, IA and Carol Lee of Okoboji, IA; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Cornelia Erlemeier; grandson Hunter Johnson; sister Virginia (Bill) Forbes.


Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

14

Nov

5:00 PM 11/14/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/14/2019 7:00:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church-Danbury

604 Peach Street
Danbury, IA 51019

Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.

St. Mary's Catholic Church-Danbury
604 Peach Street Danbury 51019 IA
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday

15

Nov

10:30 AM 11/15/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church-Danbury

604 Peach Street
Danbury, IA 51019

St. Mary's Catholic Church-Danbury
604 Peach Street Danbury 51019 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Danbury Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Danbury, IA 51019

Danbury 51019 IA
United States
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