Lorance Weers age 88, died Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Anamosa Care Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 Wednesday morning, September 11, 2019 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa where friends may call after 9:30 Wednesday morning. Interment will be in the Cass Center Cemetery, Anamosa with Military Honors. Rev. Rodney Bluml will officiate at the services. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Surviving is his wife of 68 years, Nancy, 2 children, Lorene (Tom) Lent, Alan (Ann) Weers, both of Anamosa, 4 grandchildren, Aaron Weers, Caitlin (David Gregory) Weers, Elleni (Rory) Huerter, Thano Karaboitis, 5 great-grandchildren, and a sister Gloria Byrne of Anamosa. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Vernon and 3 sisters, Margaret Ann Siebels, Jeanette Shields and Lorna Templeton
Lorance Herman Weers was born May 21, 1931 in Cass Township, Jones County, Iowa. He was the son of John and Hanna Cordes, Weers. Lorance attended the Cass Center School. He then started farming as a hired hand for Albert and Betty Oltman and Carl Cordes. Lorance married Nancy Barnes on August 31, 1951 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. After coming back from military duty he worked at Collins Radio and then started his 35 year career at Iowa Electric. He was proud to have served in relief disaster crews following the tornadoes in Oelwein, Maynard, Charles City and Worthington.
He always enjoyed his time spent fishing, drinking coffee with the group at Larry’s and his time as a volunteer at Camp Courageous.