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|Henry A. "Hank" Weseman
September 21, 1916–July 23, 2010
|Henry A. "Hank" Weseman, 93, of Olin, died Friday, July 23, 2010, at Silvercrest of Anamosa in Anamosa, Iowa.
A celebration of his life was held on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Olin Community United Methodist Church, Olin, Iowa, with Pastor Pat Slater officiating. Friends called on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin, where a Masonic Service was held at 6:30 p.m. Burial was in Olin Cemetery, Olin, Iowa.
Henry A. "Hank" Weseman was born September 21, 1916, near Martelle, Iowa, son of August and Olga (Robenstein) Weseman. He attended school at Martelle, where he played basketball and baseball. He married Arlene Zimmer on September 30, 1939 in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. She died on June 30, 2000.
The couple started farming in 1940 north of Olin, and continued to reside in the area until moving to Cedar Rapids in 1993. Henry was active in the local 4-H Club with his sons, serving on the county 4-H club committee, and as a club leader. He also served several years on the Olin school board, was a member of the United Methodist Church in Olin, and a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge Ancient Landmark #200. For many years, "Hank" was an area livestock dealer, and a member of the Jones County Beef Producers. Henry and Arlene traveled to Arizona each winter for seventeen years, and to Europe and Hawaii.
Henry is survived by one son, Michael Weseman of Cedar Rapids, and a former daughter-in-law, Karen Weseman of Marion; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene, son, James Jurgensen, daughter-in-law, Nancy, his parents, brother, Leo Weseman, and sisters Caroline Wolfe and Stella Holcomb.
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