November 7, 2017


Shirley Hemer, 86, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at her farm home near Arthur, Iowa, where she had been blessed to reside for more than 66 years.

Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Faith Lutheran Church of Odebolt, Iowa. The Rev. Trish Underberg will officiate; with committal service following at Hayes Township Cemetery of rural Arthur, Iowa.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Faith Lutheran Church. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt is in charge of funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at