Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Everett W. Wehrle, 1919-2010

The Daily Iowegian - 14 December 2010
  CENTERVILLE — Everett W. Wehrle, 91, a resident of the Continental at St. Joseph passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville.
  He was a long time Centerville resident.
  Everett was born on Jan. 30, 1919 in Rome, Iowa to William J. and Florence Elizabeth (Dicus) Wehrle. He attended elementary school in Rome and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1935 and Iowa Wesleyan College in 1939.
Everett was united in marriage to Maxine Miller in Kahoka, Moi. The following year they lived in Salem, Iowa where he taught and coached at the High School. In 1940 Everett attended the College of Mortuary Science in St. Louis, Mo., graduating in 1941.  The following year he took his young family to Manhattan Beach, Calif. where he worked for Douglas Aircraft.
  Everett and his family returned to Centerville in 1943 where he would join his in-laws, Frank and Roxa Miller in what would become the Miller-Wehrle Funeral Home. He and Maxine lived in and operated the funeral home from1962 until his retirement in 1984.
  Everett was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Appanoose Country Club and served on the Centerville School Board. Everett was a part owner of Centerville National Bank, and served as a director of the bank for many years.
  Everett is survived by four children, Michele Moehring, of Claremont, Calif., Steve Wehrle (Melissa) of Centerville, Mark Wehrle (Jackie) of Lake Ozark, Mo. and Susan Sanders (Harvel) of Sedalia, Mo.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dale Wehrle (Agatha) of Salem, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his wife Maxine on May 7, 1993; a son, Michael; five brothers, Edward, Walter, Paul, Woodrow and Frederick; four sisters, Margaret, Helen, Elizabeth and Ora; and a son-in-law, Donald Moehring.
  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Terra Amundson and the Rev. Harvel Sanders officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral.  Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery following the funeral.
  Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church which may be left at or mailed to Thomas Funeral Home, 23548 Highway 5, P.O. Box 125, Centerville, Iowa 52544.
  Condolences and video may be shared at www.thomasfh.com.

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