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Harold Ver Meer, 72, of Charles City

This news story was published on April 14, 2018.
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Harold Ver Meer, 72, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018.
A funeral Mass for Harold will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City with Reverend Gary Mayer celebrating the Mass. A private family inurnment at Calvary Cemetery in Charles City will take place at a later date.

A visitation will be held at Hauser Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2018 with a Scripture Service beginning at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral Mass on Tuesday at the church.

Harold Dwayne Ver Meer was born February 23, 1946 to Gerritt and Jeanette (Mulder) Ver Meer in Perkins, Iowa. He attended schools in Perkin until 8th grade and then went to Boyden High School. Harold worked at Hull Creamier, Cherokee Mental Hospital, and a slaughter house.

Harold joined the Airforce and was stationed at Vietnam (medic) and The Clark (Airforce base in Angeles City, Philippines where he met the love of his wife Nilda Torda). Harold and Nilda were married on September 30, 1967, and moved to the United States in February of 1968 where they lived in North Dakota until Harold’s enlistment was completed. Harold then entered into the USDA Inspection Service for 32 years until his retirement.

Harold was involved with the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, and VFW. He was a volunteer at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was very active with his church.

Harold is survived by his children: Jim (Pam) Ver Meer of Mason City and Jeff (Christine Nelson) Ver Meer of Waverly; 4 grandchildren: Jessica, Zachary, Courtney and Alexis; 8 great-grandchildren (lived with great-grandson Alexander James Ver Meer); 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nilda on June 4, 2017; and sister, Ruth.

Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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