Bertha Gymer Obituary

Bertha J. Gymer
Bertha J. Gymer
Bertha J. Gymer

October 10, 1922 - June 7, 2010
Born in Coon Rapids, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Bertha J. Gymer, 87, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2010 at The Rehabilitation Center of Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 11, 2010 at Iles Funeral Homes � Grandview Park Chapel. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Bertha Janette Gymer was born the youngest of nine children of Niels and Elizabeth (Schelidon) Nielson in Coon Rapids, Iowa on October 10, 1922. She graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1940 and was united in marriage to Orrie Gymer in September 1942 in Fort Hood, Texas. They lived in Coon Rapids until moving to Des Moines in 1953. Bertha worked in assembly for AMF Western Tool for 22 years. She retired in 1988.

Bertha enjoyed sitting on her deck, enjoying her wind chimes, gardening, flowers and her coffee club at HyVee on East Euclid.

Bertha is survived by her children, Jannette A. (Robert) Schneider of Pleasant Hill, Jerry C. Gymer (Jenelle Patterson) of Des Moines, Debby (Jack) Stapleton and Lori (Brian) Clark all of Ankeny; eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Orrie; six brothers, Fred, Frank, Clarence, Floyd, Harold and George and two sisters, Mary Patrick & Hazel Thompson.

Visitation will be 5-8pm, Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to Mercy Hospice.

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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, June 10, 2010
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Friday, June 11, 2010
10:30 AM
Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
7601 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50321
Friday, June 11, 2010


Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131