Hamilton County

Pvt. Myrrl Robert Coleman




Cpl. Virgil J. H. Coleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Coleman of this city, is home on a 30-day furlough from army duty in Italy, after nearly two years of overseas service.

The Webster City serviceman has three brothers and three brothers-in-law in service.  They include: George W. Coleman, QM 1/c, who is now at Norfolk, Va., after a year’s duty in the Pacific; Norval Coleman, MoMM1/c, serving aboard a ship in the Pacific; Pvt. Myrrl Coleman, located at Ft. Snelling, Minn., now after reporting for induction a week ago; Pfc. George Eberhart, reportedly on his way home after being released from a nazi prison camp in which he was held prisoner for nine months; and Donald Yancy, serving with the merchant marine.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, June 9, 1945

His Obituary:

Myrrl Coleman, 73, Kamrar

Myrll Coleman, 73, Kamrar, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Foster Funeral Home in Webster City with Rev. Richard Laird officiating. Burial will be in the Cass Township Cemetery, north of Webster City. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5-9 p.m. Thursday and prior to the service on Friday. Graveside military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #191 of Webster City.

Myrll Robert Coleman, son of Howard and Edna Scheetz Coleman, was born Sept. 18, 1926 on a farm northeast of Blairsburg. He attended Webster City Schools. During World War II, and the Korean War, he served with the 532nd Engineers-boat and shore in the Panama, Pacific Theatre and in Korea. On Sept. 4, 1953, he married Mavis Johnson at Scottsbluff, Neb. The couple resided at Webster City, Kamrar, and Stanhope, then returned to Kamrar in 1973. During this time, he worked for Zitterell Mills Construction in Webster City. He worked at Iowa State University in Ames for 18 years in maintenance, retiring in 1985. He then worked part time at Iowa Central Stockyards in security until its closing.

Survivors are his wife, Maris; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Dorothy Coleman, ames, Ely, Monte and webster City; Daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Steve Wilson, Peggy Coleman, Murray and Julie Coleman, and Marty and Darlene Coleman, all of Webster City; daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Steve Wilson, Ames, Monica and Eddie Parker of Whittemore; 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, brothers, Virgil (Joe) Coleman, Webster City, Richard Coleman of Riverside, Fla., sisters, Mary Trampel, Webster City, Avon Hicks, Hesperia, Calif., Margie Lamfers of Adelanto, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, George and Norval (Chub) Coleman, and a sister, Betty Coleman.

He was a member of the New Testament Church of Christ in Webster City, a deacon in his church and a member of the American Legion Post #191.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Sept. 13, 2000

NOTES: Coleman family, Webster City, IA
Norval and Edna Sheetz Coleman had 7 family members serving in World War II.

Norval Clay ‘Chub’ Coleman and George William Coleman both served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.

Virgil Joseph Howard ‘Joe’ Coleman served in the Air Force and was a airplane mechanic based primarily in Italy.

Myrrl Robert Coleman served with the 532nd Engineers boat and shore in Panama, the Pacific Theatre and in Korea.

Daughter Mary Jane Coleman was married to (1) George Eberhart (2) Elferd Trampel. George and Elferd were both World War II Army veterans.

Daughter Margie Coleman married Albert Wayne Lamfers, U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Pacific aboard the USS Drum (SS-228).

Sources: Daily Freeman Journal and ancestry.com