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Walter P. Kriemelmeyer

Walter P. Kriemelmeyer, 83, former teacher in Farnam, died Aug. 3, 1981. He and his wife, Martha, who died Apr. 6, 1981, had resided in Farnam after retiring and served as substitute teachers off and on.

He was born in Cambridge Feb. 12, 1898, to Dietrich and Emma (Palmer) Kriemelmeyer and graduated from CHS in 1917, entering the University of Nebraska that fall.

He served in the infantry during World War I, played football for NU and at one time held the shot-put record at the state university.

He and Martha Lauer were married Oct. 3, 1938, in Bartley. They lived in Coffeyville, Kansas for several years before moving to Eustis to be near his mother. In 1941 he started teaching and coaching in Farnam, leaving in 1950.

He was superintendent at Haigler, Holstein, Upland and Naponee before retiring. Later he went to Elba for two years as superintendent.

He was active in community affairs everywhere he lived and the carnival fund-raiser for polio was started by him in Farnam. He was active in the American Legion, Lions and Odd Fellows as well as the Methodist Church and choir.

The Kriemelmeyers moved to Wauconda, Ill., in 1980 to be near their only son, John, and family. Mrs. Kriemelmeyer died there.

Memorial services for Mr. and Mrs. Kriemelmeyer will be Aug. 17, 1981, at the Farnam Methodist Church with Rev. Karl Lent officiating. Interment was in the Farnam Cemetery.

Hi-Line Enterprise, Curtis, Nebr., Aug. 13, 1981, No. 31, Vol. 75, 90



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