Hamilton County


Jerald William Rastetter





His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - June 25, 2001

Jerald ‘Jerry’ Rastetter, 78, Webster City, died Friday, June 22, 2001 at the Hamilton Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Graceland Cemetery with Cindi O’Brien, ministry assistant, officiating. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #191. There will be no visitation. Arrangements were made with the Foster Funeral Home.

Jerald William Rastetter, son of William and Lydia Wicks Rastetter, was born Dec. 27, 1922. He received his education at Buckeye. He started employment in construction. He worked for the Weldon Construction Company of Iowa Falls on the Alaskan Highway. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy Sea Bees in the South Pacific. On February 21, 1954, he married Evelyn Mae Davis at Albert Lea, Mn. The couple resided in Webster City. He managed Earl May stores in Webster City, Cherokee, and Nebraska City, Ne. He worked for McHan Construction of Sioux City, in numerous locations in Iowa. They returned to Webster City in 1970. Following his retirement in 1982, he worked as grounds keeper at Briggs Woods and at Hamilton Antiques. Mrs. Rastetter died January 14, 1987.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Terry Davis of Kamrar, Marjorie Butts of Horatio, Ar., Marilyn and Roger Hammermeister of Colorado Springs, Co., grandchildren Chris, Casey and Kylie Hammermeister; Karry Short, five great-grand-children, brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Doris Rastetter of Jewell, Ed Rastetter of Alden, brother-in-law, Bernard Davis of Webster City; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Selmar (Sam) Rastetter.

He was a former member of the American Legion Post #191 and the VFW.