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Clayton Nemmers obituary
Hello, Doug!

Here is the obituary for Clayton Nemmers: (my 2nd cousin)
Clayton F. Nemmers, 83, of Le Mars, Iowa died suddenly Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at his home in Le Mars.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday November 13, 2010 at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with Reverend Matt Hewitt officiating. Interment with Military Honors provided by the American Legion, Wasmer Post #241 will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will be anytime after 3:00 p.m. Friday at the Carlsen-Feuerstein-Funeral Home in Le Mars, where there will be a Parish rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a Vigil Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through

Pallbearers will be Shawn Cheesten, Scott Ihrke, Larry Brangwin, Len Yoerger, Gordon Yoerger, and Denny Schleef.

Clay was born March 8, 1927 in Le Mars, Iowa, the son of Francis and Vera (St. Germaine) Nemmers. Clay was also affectionately called “Tiger” by many of his family and friends. He graduated from Central High School in 1945, and enlisted with the United States Navy where he served in World War II. He was a member of Admiral Byrd’s 1946 expedition to the Antarctic, known as Operation Hi Jump. Using PBM airplanes the operation mapped over a third of the continent. During the Korean War, he was called to active duty for his expertise in communication equipment. He served on the ship USS Currituck, 1946 to 1947-AV-7, Rank AET Mic, Division V and he attended many of the ship members' reunions. He was also a member of the Underwater Demolition Team. He was a member of both the World War II and Korean War Last Man’s Clubs. He was an active member of the American Legion Club, and he was a volunteer with the Plymouth County Search and Rescue Team. Additionally, he was also personally responsible for saving other peoples’ lives at a time when there were no emergency response units available.

After his honorable discharge he returned to Le Mars where he met Jeannie (Yoerger) who he married on August 16, 1954 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Ellendale, rural Merrill, IA. Clay owned Nemmers Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning and had served commercial and residential customers for years in the surrounding states. At one time, he was co-owner of The Amber Inn Hotel and Restaurant. He was a Ham Radio Operator, pilot, avid photographer, and was active in the Arts community. He enjoyed his family, computers, politics, and jokes. Clay was extremely athletic and gifted. In his younger years, he was a scuba diver and a championship water skier, ice skater and professional tap dancer. Clay loved life and loved people and throughout his life, made many life-long friends. He was a wonderful and beloved husband, active father, and a great neighbor and member of the community. Certainly, he will be missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jeannie of Le Mars; four children and their families: Cheri Jolin of Parker, CO, Kimberly and her husband Donald Fague of Denver, CO, Michael Nemmers of Le Mars, and Rhonda and her husband Tony Mial of Stafford, VA, and 10 grand children, and 13 great grandchildren; and his sister Joellen and her husband Barney Taylor of Phoenix, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents Francis and Vera Nemmers and his beloved son Bradley Allan Nemmers.
Added by Jim on Dec 13, 2015 10:16 AM
Banana ana
#346945 Mary Cathrine Woultie Loney
Hello Doug Pedersen
Are you related to Mary Cathrine Woultie Loney
wife of John Joseph Loney parents of Richard J Loney husband of Mary E Daniels? Do you know anything of the Daniels family?

Thank you
Banana ana

Added by Banana ana on Nov 28, 2015 8:39 AM
Debra Reichert
James Thomas Weaver # 133451176
James Thomas Weaver is the son of Thomas Weaver and Mary Sutherland which you state in the bio and is correct, but the links you provide are for Thomas Weaver (1839-1925) and Elizabeth Weaver (_-1909). The Thomas Weaver that the link takes me to dies in 1925 but if you look at the Censuses for Thomas Weaver and Mary Sutherland - Mary is a widow in the 1871 Census. Nowhere in any document or census is Mary called Elizabeth. In the 1861 Census - where it lists James Thomas Weaver as 2 years old, Thomas Weaver is listed as being born in 1806 not 1839. I think the links provided to Thomas and Elizabeth are not the correct parents for James Thomas Weaver.
Added by Debra Reichert on Nov 16, 2015 3:20 PM
Mabel Dondelinger
Hi Doug - I see you have some edit requests in for Mabel Dondelinger in Green Mountain Cemetery, Boulder, CO. First, thank you for searching thoroughly to find an existing memorial with a typo rather than simply creating a duplicate memorial. Unfortunately, the latter approach happens a fair amount in this cemetery. Second, I thought you might like to know I just added some gravestone photos, as luck would have it. Take care, Amy
Added by amys on Nov 16, 2015 12:29 PM
Nikolas Dondelinger
I received your requests for edits on the above -- one with an addition of 1st spouse and one with no change. Does that mean the addition of spouse was in error? If you would like me to make that change to add the spouse, please let me know the source of that information.

If you are related, please send your direct email to:

I will add it to the database to be informed of when the State of Minnesota is providing a marker for his grave.


Sandy Frojen
Added by SJF on Nov 09, 2015 3:55 AM
Elaine H
Cliff Hagen 52454098
This is a duplicate memorial of same person.One with full obit is #40460082

Cliff was my father-in-laws brother. Please delete. Thanks, Elaine Hagen
Added by Elaine H on Aug 15, 2015 3:30 PM
Anton Joseph Hommerding
Please link Anton 112143345 to his parents

Mathias 110344412
Maria Magdelena 110344513

Thank you!
Added by LVC on Aug 14, 2015 12:18 PM
Tammy Dozer
Question on Memorial# 36056769
I am contacting you about Memorial# 36056769 I have been working on the Fairmount Cemetery in Central City trying to capture a picture of all of the stones there. This memorial you have created on Levi Joseph Johns is not marked as military. When you do the search for military graves. Would you care to edit that so he will not be left out when folks are looking for those graves. I know i had a guys who wanted to visit some graves of guys he had served with. It just helps us pull up that info. I have researched it and a Tech5 in WW2 is equivalent to a Specialist now days. I would appreciate it, but if you don't want to I respect your choice not to change it also. Thank you for your time!

Added by Tammy Dozer on Jun 23, 2015 5:38 PM
Julie Mofle
Dutch Surnames Search Project
Hi Doug,

You might have noticed that some of the edits you receive are showing an edit for a Dutch surname to delete the spaces in the surname. Find A Grave search treats a space like a spelling variation and it will not bring up the two last names, spelled identically, but varied in spacing. (Vanden Heuvel versus VandenHeuvel require separate searches.) Over the year, I've been asking contributors in the area and especially for the St. John Little Chute cemetery, to go through their Dutch surnames and edit out those spaces, to unify the searches of all users. It's a lot to ask, I know, and I am still working on my own surnames, but I hope you will join in the effort. It will help all researchers find all names in one search and is also the surname form used by the Historical Society.

Added by Julie Mofle on Jun 13, 2015 8:39 AM
Hello - Thank you so much on providing the information on Nickolaus Eiden's grave in Calvary Cemetary in St. Cloud. It really gave me a lot of information! Can you tell me where you were able to find the detail for the family links? It was able to get me back several generations, and wanted to know where you found the information. I really hope that it's as accurate as it seems to be. It's all I've had to go on. We have nothing in our family records. Thank you so much for providing that information. I really appreciate it!
Added by KB on Jun 02, 2015 8:00 AM
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