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MUSCATINE, Iowa Gottfried Laeser Jr., 80, of Muscatine, died Friday, September 9, 2005, at Unity Hospital.
Funeral Service at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, 1931 Houser Street. Honorary bearers will be George Irwin, Dwight Irwin, P.J. Irwin, Harlan Orr, Gary McCullough, Gary Cook, Robert Westbrook and Tom Streger. Casket bearers will be his nephews, Richard Laeser, Terry Westbrook, Tom Laeser, Alex Reimers, John Laeser, and Roger Bailey. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzehimers Foundation or the Muscatine Humane Society.
Gottfried was born on October 6, 1924, in Muscatine, the son of Gottfried and Eda Binggeli Laeser.
He attended Geneva School in Muscatine County.
He farmed his entire life, in his early years he farmed with Howard Farnsworth and later bought the farm from him. He also had won a Wind Break Award for conservation.
He was a member of Farm Bureau.
He enjoyed hunting, gardening, playing 500, and visiting with his neighbors and family.
Survivors include three brothers, John R. Laeser, Robert Laeser and LeRoy Laeser and wife, Lois, all of Muscatine; two sisters, Esther Westbrook and husband Robert of Moline, Illinois, and Kathryn Schuetz of Monroe, Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Elsie Irwin and Gertrude Westbrook.
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TIPTON, Iowa -- Betty Leone Lahmon, 77, of 1200 Mulberry St., Tipton, died Sunday, May 18, 2003 at Cedar Manor Nursing Home, Tipton, after a lingering illness.

Services are at the Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsville.

Memorials may be made to the Cedar Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Lahmon was born on Oct. 4, 1925, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of William and Bessie Rejsa Janu. She married John Lahmon on April 16, 1944, in Cedar Rapids. He preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1980.

She graduated from Cedar Rapids Roosevelt High School.

She was a farmwife and volunteered in the Alzheimers Unit at Cedar Manor Nursing Home.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Lahmon and his wife, Kathy, of Tipton and Don Lahmon of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

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