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Walter Lee Smeltzer
Headline: OBITUARIES
Publication Date: May 12, 1997
Source: The Des Moines Register
Page: 5
Subjects:
Region: Iowa
Obituary: Walter Lee Smeltzer, 64, of Woodward died of a heart attack Saturday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Brandt Funeral Home in Woodward, with burial at Liberty Cemetery.
Mr. Smeltzer was born in Waukee and lived in Woodward since 1961. He retired from the maintenance department of Oscar Mayer Co. and was a member of the meatpackers union and Moose Lodge.  Survivors include his wife, Frances Elaine; three sons, Walter and Dennis, both of Woodward, and Michael of Ames; and three grandchildren.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m.

Edward J. Schmelzer
Headline: Obituaries
Publication Date: May 21, 1996
Source: The Des Moines Register
Page: 5
Subjects:
Region: Iowa
Obituary: Edward J. Schmelzer, 26, of 4042 Hubbell Ave. died of a heart attack Saturday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m.  Wednesday at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union, and burial will be in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery at Parkersburg. Mr. Schmelzer was born in West Union. He was an accountant with Deloitte & Touche in Des Moines and formerly worked in the accounting department for The President Riverboat Casino in Davenport. He was a member and cantor at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and a cantor at St. Ambrose Cathedral, a member of Knights of Columbus, a supporter of the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines and a former member of the Iowa State Fair Singers.  Surviving are his wife, Anastasia Nicklaus Schmelzer; his parents, James and Virginia Schmelzer of West Union; three sisters, Kathryn Sowder of Vadnais Heights, Minn., Teresa Koch of Dubuque and Mary Schmelzer of Manchester; and his grandmother, Florence Bodensteiner of West Union.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 8 p.m. today at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Cedar Falls, where there will be a 7:30 p.m. vigil service. Visitation will continue from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the parish center next to the church.

Karen Dilworth Simmer (mother of Schmelzer children)

Headline: Obituaries
Publication Date: May 28, 1992
Source: The Des Moines Register
Page: 5
Subjects:
Region: Iowa
Obituary: Karen Dilworth Simmer, 54, of Naples, Fla., died of cancer Tuesday at Naples Community Hospital. Memorial services will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at North Naples United Methodist Church. Private burial of the cremains will follow.  Mrs. Simmer, a seventh-grade science teacher at Golden Gate Middle School, was born in Ames and lived in Des Moines until 1980.  She is survived by her husband, Stan; a daughter, Pam Logsdon of Des Moines; a son, Jeff Schmelzer, and her parents, Don and Millie Dilworth, all of Naples; three sisters, Gail Witt of Longmont, Colo., Joan Beley of Naples and Linda Vasquez of Bucyrus, Mo.; a brother, Don Dilworth of Boothbay, Maine; and two grandchildren.  Beachwood Society in Naples is handling arrangements.

J. Howard Schmeltzer

Headline: Former Resident
Publication Date: October 19, 1999
Source: The Des Moines Register
Page: 5
Subjects:
Region: Iowa
Obituary: J. Howard Schmeltzer, 78, of Bettendorf died Wednesday at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport after suffering a stroke. Services were held Saturday. Mr. Schmeltzer, a Des Moines native, was president of Luther Manor of Scott County Inc. and former president of Schmeltzer Brokerage Co. of Bettendorf. McGinnis, Chambers and Sass Funeral Home in Bettendorf handled arrangements