George Henry Temeyer
Private family graveside services were Friday, October 9, 2020, at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Independence, IA, with Pastor Alex Bruening officiating. Casket bearers were Justin Temeyer, Eric Temeyer, James Temeyer, Troy Rewoldt, and David Rewoldt. Military rites were conducted by Pump-Sheer American Legion Post #342 of Jesup and Bechter-Boies VFW Post #2440 of Independence. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at a later date.
George was born February 26, 1925, in rural Benton County, IA, the son of Earl Albert Temeyer and Lena Viola (Fuehrer) Temeyer. He attended country school in Westburg Township. George enlisted in the Army in 1945 and served his country during World War 2. Shortly after his honorable discharge, he was united in marriage to Carol Maxine Williams on November 16, 1946, at the First United Methodist Church in Jesup, IA. They made their home in rural Jesup where they raised their family, farmed, and kept horses. Carol preceded him in death in 2017. George also worked 30+ years at John Deere before his retirement.
George was an active member of the community. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jesup, where he served on many boards and committees. He was a member of the Pump-Sheer American Legion Post #342 of Jesup, Bechter-Boies VFW Post #2440 of Independence, Buchanan County Pork Producers, Buchanan County Soil Conservation Commission, and the Hook n’ Liner Social Club in Littleton, IA.
He is survived by 1 son, Irvin (Portia) Temeyer of Iowa City, IA; 1 son-in-law, Dan (Deb) Rewoldt of Independence, IA; 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Carol (Richard) Siglin of Independence, IA, and Kathlena (Rex) Hooten of St. James, MO. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carol; 1 daughter, Narcie Rewoldt; 3 sisters, Donna Lynch, June Bonefas, Margie Steinbron; 4 brothers, Charles Temeyer, Harold Temeyer, Ray Temeyer, and John Temeyer.
Memorials may be directed to the church. White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.