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Earl William Schlomer

October 27, 1929 ~ January 23, 2019 (age 89)

Earl William Schlomer, 89, of Adel  (formerly of Grimes) died peacefully on January 23, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society in Indianola

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., February 1, 2019, at Cumming Community Church, 4225 N Birch St., Cumming.  Military Honors presented by the Cumming American Legion Post 562 will follow church services and then everyone is invited for the burial service at New Virginia Cemetery.  Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation for an hour prior to the service at the church.  

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Earl's Life Story

Earl, the sixth of seven boys born to Harvey and Jesse (Douglass) Lamb was born on October 27, 1929, in Osceloa, Iowa.  He was raised in Traer, Iowa where he graduated high school in 1947.  Following school he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served his country honorably during the Korean War.  Earl met his wife Betty Jean Thompson, of Pasedena, California, and they were married on June 3, 1950.  To this union they had five children, Nancy, Kenneth, Janice, Martin, and Charles.

Following the military he went to work for Knudson Dairy for 10 years before moving to the south-side of Des Moines where he worked for 2 years at I.D. Pack in Des Moines.  He returned to California in 1974 with his wife and three younger children, and he worked in hotel management.  In 1996 Earl and Betty moved to Grimes.  He was a devoted Christian and enjoyed reading his Bible.  Faith was an important part of his life and he tried his hardest to live by the "Word of God".  He especially enjoyed time outdoors and liked to read and fish.

Earl ascended to his Heavenly Father Wednesday morning, January 23, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Indianola, where he lived this past year.  He lived 89 years, 2 months, and 27 days.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Betty on August 26, 2004; a daughter in infancy, Nancy; and his six brothers.

He is survived by his children, Kenneth (Marcia) Schlomer, of Norwalk, Janice Jacobs of Waukee, Martin (Kim) Schlomer of Puyallup, Washington and Charles (Lori) Schlomer of Riverside, California; 12 grandchildren, Kevin (Jen), Dianne (Josh), John, Anna, Thomas, Jeremy (Linda), Nathan (Emily), Wesley, Kyle (Lauren), Josh (Timerie), Steven, and Hunter; and several great-grandchildren. 


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