Clarence Everman

Clarence Harlan Everman, 97, of Postville died Monday morning, January 25, 2016 at Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian. Funeral Services were held Friday, January 29 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville, with Rev. Jack Gannett as the Officiant. Burial followed at the Postville Cemetery in Postville with Military Rites.
Clarence was born August 14, 1918 to William and Emma (Wegner) Everman on the family farm in Postville. Clarence was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. He attended Postville High School.
Clarence served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was awarded medals, of which one was the Purple Heart from 209 days of combat in the Battle of the Bulge, two Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Medal.
August 14, 1947, Clarence was united in marriage with Ramona Meyer at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville.  He was a mail carrier in rural Postville and also farmed from 1948 to 1978, at which time their son, Hall, took over the farming operations.
Clarence was very active in his church and served on the council. He helped with 4-H projects and served on the Creamery Board of Directors for many years.
Clarence loved his grandchildren and would spend one month every year in the winter in Arizona so he could be with his family in Sierra Vista. He also spent much time reading and keeping in touch with current events. He bowled and loved to swim.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clifford and Harold Everman; five sisters, Marie Davis, Gretchen Meyer, Florence Lawson, Irene Mounce and Pauline Everman; four brothers-in-law; and one sister-in-law.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Ramona; two daughters, Carol (Ken) Chamberlain of Sierra Vista, AZ and Dianne (Larry) Schultz of Postville; one son, Hall (Denise) Everman of Postville; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren include Theo (Julie) Chamberlain and their children, Rowan, Lia and Maxwell, of Gilbert, AZ; Eli (Kari) Chamberlain of Flagstaff, AZ; Gretchen (Mike) Heinen and their children, Drew, Cal and Ella, of Cottage Grove, MN; Brent (Ying) Schultz and their son, Deacon, of Clearwater, FL; Heidi (Kevin) Terdal of Norwalk; Brandon Schultz of Gays Mills, WI; Allie (Kelly) Bachelder and their children, Emma, Grace, Savannah and Rudy, of Decorah; Brandi (Matt) Triggs and their son, Cooper, of Story City; Blair (Jessie) Everman and their son, Wes, of Waukon; Bobbi Jo (Kevin) Baxter and their children, Wyatt and Trudy, of Waukon; and Blake Everman of Postville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Clarence’s honor can be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project. Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Postville assisted the family with arrangements.

 

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