Kathryn M. Neymeyer, 84 of Traer died January 29, 2010 at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer of natural causes. Services were held Monday, February 1 at the United Methodist Church in Dysart with burial at the Dysart Cemetery.
Kathryn Mary Neymeyer was born near Dysart on December 2, 1925, to Benjamin and Mary (Schmidt) Pippert. She graduated from Dysart High School on May 11, 1944 and later that day, married her high school sweetheart, D. Eddie Ocheltree. They made their home in Dysart. Following Eddie's death in 1966, Kathryn followed her lifelong dream of becoming a beautician, graduating from Young's School of Beauty in Waterloo. She then opened a beauty shop in her and continued to operate it for the next 30 years. She retired in 2005. On May 24, 1975, she married Allen Neymeyer of Traer. He died in 1997. In November of 2005, Kathryn became a resident of Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer, where her death came on January 29, 2010 at the age of 84. Kathryn enjoyed time spent with her family, baking, sewing, and working in her flower garden. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Eddie and Al; and her sisters Frances Degner and Marie Bendull. She is survived by her children, Vickie (Larry) Holst of Vinton, Jim (Bonnie) Acheltree of Dysart, and Gloria (John) Albert of Indianapolis, Ind.; Al's children, Janet Jesch of Vienna, Austria, Denny (Colleen) Neymeyer of Woodinville, Wash., Doug (Annie) Neymeyer of Bellevue, Wash., and Gary (Linda) Neymeyer of Bella Vista, Ark.. She is also survived by several grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters Violetta Schuchart of Traer and Dorothy Halupnik of Cedar Rapids and her brother, Howard Pippert of Dysart. In Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the Dysart Tree Board.