Wanda J. Camerer, 78, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Rev. Jon Meredith will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present to greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
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Wanda Joy Schrader was born on September 13, 1940 in Lone Rock, Iowa, the daughter of William and Florence (Smith) Schrader. She graduated from Lone Rock High School and then worked as a telephone operator.
On Feb 14, 1959, Wanda married Lanny Farmer at Lone Rock, Iowa. They made their home in Le Mars, Iowa. Wanda worked at the Pantry Café and sewed at Jo-Nee Manufacturing and Kohout Cap Factory. Later she worked at Harker’s until it closed and then finished her career at Wells’ Dairy where she retired. She later married Rex Camerer and they remained in Le Mars.
In earlier years, Wanda liked to take her family swimming, boating and camping. She loved spending time with them in the outdoors. In later years she spent time with children and grandchildren having coffee and attending their activities. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles. She was also a dedicated fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Minnesota Vikings.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children and their spouses, Sherri and Ron Schmitt of Le Mars, IA, Lori and Tim Augustine of Le Mars, IA, Jody and Janice Farmer of Orange City, IA and Robbie and Beth Farmer of Le Mars, IA; grandchildren, Amy (Corey) Butler, Chris (Trista) Hodgson, Jenna (John Milne) Hodgson, Shelby Schmitt, Breanne (Eric) Orr, Jamey (Julie) Nelson, Deyton Augustine, Riley Augustine, Siarah Augustine, Amanda (Michael Gomez) Farmer and Michael (Brittney Dreckman) Farmer; great-grandchildren, Tron, T’Nay, Terriq, Nevaeh, Drake, Carter, Kia, Evie and Saylix; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Emma; and brothers, Edward and LaRoy.