Sylvester Nemmers Obituary

Sylvester Nicholas Nemmers
Sylvester Nicholas Nemmers

June 18, 1920 - July 16, 2005
Born in Le Mars, IA
Resided in Ankeny, IA


Sylvester Nicholas Nemmers, 85, of Clive, died Saturday, July 16, 2005 at the Sunnyview Care Center in Ankeny. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at St. Augustin Catholic Church in Des Moines. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery.

Sylvester was born the son of Anna (Knewel) and Nicholas Nemmers on June 18, 1920 in Le Mars. He lived in Sioux City where he worked for KSCJ as a Radio Engineer and also operated his own radio and television repair company. In 1965 he moved to Des Moines where he operated several vending services, most recently the Hoover Building Vending Services until he retired in 1991.

Sylvester was a member of St. Augustin Catholic Church, IBEW Local 49, Des Moines Chapter Iowa Council of the United Blind, American Council of the Blind and the Randolph Shepard Venders of America. He was also past president of the Iowa Council of the Blind. Sylvester was also involved with amateur radio. His call letter was W 0 MHC and he was a member of the Sioux City and Des Moines Amateur Radio Associations and was an avid listener of big band music.

Sylvester was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Jean (Cass); grandchildren, Jessica and Caroline; brother, Rev. Reinhard Nemmers of Le Mars; and sister, Elizabeth Vollmar of Colorado Springs, CO.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Clive; children, Theresa White of Indianola, Paul Nemmers of Prairie City, Mark Nemmers of Urbandale, Angela Nemmers of Des Moines, Julie Slater of Ankeny, Cass Nemmers of Des Moines and Sylvia Nemmers of Las Cruces, NM; 23 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 at Dunn's Funeral Home where a vigil and rosary will begin at 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to IRIS (The Iowa Radio Reading Information Service) 100 E. Euclid, Suite 127, Des Moines, IA 50313.




Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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St. Augustin Catholic Church
545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
10:00 AM
Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Wednesday, July 20, 2005