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Robert Wermersen 1925-2009

Jun 4, 2009

MALLARD — Robert E. Wermersen of Curlew died Monday, June 1, 2009, at North Iowa Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. He was 84.

Funeral service for Mr. Wermersen is 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 5, at the United Methodist Church in Mallard. Burial is in Rush Lake Cemetery.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, at the church in Mallard. Harris Funeral Home in Mallard is in charge of arrangements.

Robert E. Wermersen was born March 10, 1925, in Algona, the son of William and Ethel (Hiller)?Wermersen. He was raised in Corwith where he attended country school until the eighth grade. He finished his schooling in Algona. In 1945, Robert entered the U.S. Army, serving until 1947.

On Oct. 28, 1952, Robert Wermersen and Ruth A. Wood were married at the United Methodist Church in Rodman. Other than living in Rodman for a short while, the couple spent their married lives in Curlew.

Robert operated a Hog Buying Station in Curlew and he was employed by Besch Farms, the Curlew Elevator and Palo Alto County in the Roads Department. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, bird watching and jig saw puzzles.

Survivors include his children:?Sheila (Gary)?Anderson of Mallard, Vickie (Robert)?Schneider of Mallard, Deborah Alderson of Emmetsburg, Roberta (Paul)?Colsrud of Mallard and Rick Wermersen of Mallard; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Betty Johnson of Curlew.

Mr. Wermersen was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth; daughter Teena; two grandchildren, Kenzie and Robert; and son-in-law, William Alderson.