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Orlyn Ray Wiemers

Posted May 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm

Funeral services for Orlyn Ray Wiemers were held Monday, April 18, 2016 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer, IA.

Orlyn passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, Iowa, on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at the age of 80.

Orlyn Ray Wiemers, the son of Lot and Ragelina (Sonius) Wiemers, was born December 8, 1935, in Spencer, Iowa. He grew up on a farm near Spencer where he received his early education in country schools in Summit Township, and later graduated from Spencer High School in 1953. He continued his education at South Dakota State, Iowa State and Mankato State University where he received his BA and Master Degrees in Education

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    May 7, 2016

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