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Maurice Holtmyer passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014, at the Winterset Health Care Center North.
Funeral Services: Will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield with burial at the Hebron Cemetery. Pastor Eric Schubert will officiate the service. A luncheon will be held immediately following the services at the church prior to burial. Full military graveside rites will be conducted by the Greenfield American Legion Head-Endres Post No. 265 and V.F.W. Post No. 5357.
Open Visitation: Will be held on Wednesday, October 29th, from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Family visitation: The family will greet friends one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.
Memorials: Maybe be directed to the Greenfield American Legion Head-Endres Post No. 265 and V.F.W. Post No. 5357 or the Hebron United Methodist Church.
Maurice Vernon Holtmyer was born September 8, 1921 to Herbert Everett and Vera Blanche (Chickering) Holtmyer in Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery County, Iowa. Maurice passed away on October 27, 2014 at the Winterset Care Center North Nursing Home at the age of 93.
Maurice completed the 8th grade at Winterset, IA. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942. After training he was placed in the Armed Guard as a Naval Gunner on a Merchant Marine ship and spent his enlistment on various ships in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. At his discharge in December 1945 he was a Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class.
On April 6 1946 Maurice was united in marriage to M. Maxine Wilson at the Greenfield Methodist Parsonage. They were the parents of one daughter Lori (Lacey). They were members of the Hebron United Methodist Church.
They farmed in Adair County for 25 years and Maurice worked as an electrical contractor for almost 50 years. He was a 60 year member of the American Legion Post #264 in Greenfield, IA. He served on the State Membership Executive Committee, he was 7th District Commander and State Vice-Commander. He served on the nominating committee for his district and for the State, and on the Americanism Committee as co-chairman of Community Service at the State level.
Maurice and Maxine enjoyed ballroom dancing, his huge garden and orchard, and being with family.
Maurice is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Maxine in 1998, his daughter, Lacey in 2013, sister, Lois and her husband Everett Schrader, brothers, John and Wilma Holtmyer and Charles and his wife, Dorothy Holtmyer, sister-in-law, Reva and her husband Merrill Lane, nephew, Dick Bassett.
Maurice is survived by nieces and nephews, Lee (Martha) Holtmyer of New Virginia IA, Connie (Bill) Conkel of Bartlett, TN, Keith (Janis Gandy) Holtmyer of Johnston, IA, Drew (Joan) Schrader of Dataw Island, S.C., Judy (Dave) Bullis of Winterset, IA, Kim Rewerts of Indianola, IA, John (Patti) Wilson of Orient, IA, Donnie (Monica) Wilson of Greenfield, IA, Joan Bassett of Forsyth, MO and Gabby Lane of Fairplay, CO and other relatives and many friends.
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