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Elmer E. Dear

Elmer Emerson Dear, 98, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at Indian Creek Health & Rehabilitation Center in Corydon.
Born Aug. 22, 1910, in Ramsey, he was the son of the late Louis J. and Emma M. Wetzel Dear.
He was a retired maintenance worker from the North Harrison Community School Corp. in Ramsey.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Frances M. Berkenmeyer; a son, Marvin L. Dear; a daughter, Rose M. Dear; five brothers, Adolph, Martin, Ollie, Joe and Delmo Dear; and a sister, Mildred Berkenmeyer.
Survivors include four sons, Maurice W., Thomas E., Terry L., and Gary R. Dear, all of Ramsey; a daughter, Darlene J. Arnold of Ramsey; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Saturday, Sept. 27, at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey with burial in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Salisbury.
Officiant: The Rev. Jeff Reed.
Organist: Judy Albin.
Pallbearers: Joey and Rick Dear, Brad Mosey, Todd Jacobi, Dean Oakley and Bill Knasel.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Alzheimer’s Unit at Indian Creek Health and Rehab Center, 240 Beechmont Drive NE, Corydon, IN 47112.