Wilbur Reimers February 21, 1927 - July 11, 2019 Wilbur Leonard Glen Reimers was born February 21, 1927, in rural Denison, Iowa, the son of Albert and Alma Rehmke Reimers. He passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa, at the age of ninety-two. Wilbur was baptized in Christ March 27, 1927 and confirmed his faith March 17, 1940, both at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, where he was a lifelong member. He received his education at Zion Lutheran School and one year at Denison High School, then began his farming career with his father. Wilbur was drafted into the United States Army September 13, 1950, and served his country during the Korean War in Company K of the 16th Infantry Regiment. He received his honorable discharge as a corporal on September 9, 1952. On November 16, 1952, Wilbur was united in marriage to Evelyn Carstensen. The couple made their home on the family farm in Goodrich Township and was blessed with the birth of five children. In his younger years, Wilbur worked at various jobs. However, his heart remained in agriculture, tending the land and raising livestock. He also owned and operated Reimers and Sons Trucking. He witnessed the many changes in the industry from farming with mules and horses to autonomous tractors. Wilbur enjoyed socializing, having morning coffee and in the evening, joining the Widowers Club for a meal. He particularly liked discussing history with people and looking at the crops. He also enjoyed playing cards and watching classic westerns and RFDTV. Wilbur's favorite moments were times spent with family. Wilbur was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Evelyn in 2013; two brothers, Otto and Walter Reimers; three sisters, Ida Day and her husband Hiram, Leona Beckstrand and her husband Harley, and Edna Gardels and her husband Jerome; and one brother-in-law, Harvey Buffum. Survivors include: two sons, Ron Reimers and his wife, Karen of Denison, Iowa, and Roger Reimers and his wife, Val of Defiance, Iowa; three daughters, Rhonda Reimers of North Judson, Indiana, Deb Coles and her husband, Mike of Huxley, Iowa, and Kay Riessen and her husband, Harry of Schleswig, Iowa; thirteen grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Buffum of Anacortes, Washington; other relatives and friends. Funeral Services were held 10 A.M., Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa. Rev. Joshua Keinath and Rev. Kurt Kaiser officiated the service with interment in the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig, Iowa. Organist Karen Kahl provided accompaniment for congregational hymns "Nearer, My God to Thee," "Amazing Grace," "Beautiful Savior" and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives." Serving as honorary pallbearers were Christina Riessen, Courtney Thompson, Rachel Osvog, McKenzie Maggio, Erica Gabel, Whitney Reimers, Heidi Reimers, Troy Bailey, Amanda Berglund and Ryan Bailey. Serving as pallbearers were Nicholas Riessen, Matthew Riessen, Zachary Coles, Timothy Riessen, Ryan Reimers and Tyler Reimers. The family invited everyone to return to the church for fellowship and lunch provided by the Evening Guild and catered by Staley's. The Huebner Funeral Home was in Denison was in charge of arrangements.

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