June 23, 1915 - September 27, 2013
Mary Schermer, 98, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Friday, September 27, at Country View Nursing Facility in Hampton. She was born June 23, 1915, in rural Chapin, Iowa, to John and Gussie (Hemmes) Mollenbeck. She attended Plainview School, rural Chapin. She was confirmed at Zion Church in rural Chapin. The first pastor of this church was her grandfather, Bernard Mollenbeck. Mary was married to Harold Schermer on June 23, 1934, by Pastor C.J. Barth, Harold's uncle, at the then Immanuel Evangelical & Reformed Church in rural Franklin County. This Church was later built in Latimer, Iowa, and is the Immanuel United Church of Christ. Mary enjoyed gardening, flowers, sewing, working on the farm, singing and attending auctions. She was involved in Garden Club, Kitchen Klatter, Good Luck Club, Sweet Adelines, ODM Chorus, Kitchen Band, Senior Citizen Center, Farmers Union, National Farmers Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Franklin County Historical Society, and Church activities such as Women's Guild and quilting. She quilted the Iowa square of the National Peace Quilt. Â She is survived by one sister, Bernice Johansen, of Austin, Texas, two daughters, Norma Jean Miller (Jack), rural Dumont, Carol Card (Myron), Hampton, grandsons Lance (Cheryl) Miller of Des Moines, Marlon Card of Webster City, Troy Card of Armstrong, Sheldon Card (Melisa) of Pleasantville; great grandsons Jack and Sam Miller, Max Hinners, Lincoln Card, and great granddaughters, Maddisen and Savanna Card.Â Mary is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Bernard, Bill, Bert and Ted, sisters Johanna Deam and Pauline Johansen, son-in-law Jack Miller, grandson Michael Card, brothers-in-law Andrew Deam, Milton Johansen and Silas Johansen; sisters-in-law Lena Mollenbeck, Gracie Mollenbeck, and Leona Mollenbeck. Burial will take place in the Marion Center Cemetery in rural Latimer, Iowa.
Mary Schermer, 98, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Friday, September 27, at Country View Nursing Facility in Hampton. She was born June 23, 1915, in rural Chapin, Iowa, to John and Gussie (Hemmes) Mollenbeck. She attended Plainview School, rural... View Obituary & Service Information
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