Deloris Tesmer, 89, of Lime Springs

Deloris E. Dawson Tesmer, 89, of Lime Springs, Iowa, died on June 14, 2019, at her daughter’s home in New Braunfels, Texas.

She was a member of Lime Springs United Methodist Church in Lime Springs, where she served on the administrative board, was president of the Worship and Evangelism Committee and oversaw a card ministry that provided outreach care in surrounding counties. She was a member of the Lidtke Mill Board for 25 years, where she started many of the fundraisers still going today. She was a life member of the DAV Auxiliary. Her entertainment was working in the church and helping people any way she could. She enjoyed shopping and traveling to historic sites. She was able to visit 49 states during her lifetime.

She is survived by her children, Paulette Smith of New Braunfels, Texas, Sam (Pat) Carter of Cadiz, Ky., and Brad (Judy) Carter of Hopkinsville, Ky.; and stepchildren, Gene (Diane) Tesmer of Knob Noster, Mo., James Tesmer of Rochester, Kathy (the late Jerrold) Tesmer of Harmony, and Joy (Bob) Baker of Minnetonka; one sister, Evelyn Musgrave of Marion, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many loved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her three husbands, Sam Carter, Gerald Burr and Allen Tesmer; one brother; four sisters; one stepson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, June 24, at the Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield, Ill., with the Rev. Paula Hemann officiating. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield, Ill.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.