Deloris E. Dawson Tesmer, 89, of Lime Springs, Iowa

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 the Lime Springs United Methodist Church in Lime Springs, Iowa, where she served on the Administrative Board, was president of the Worship and Evangelism Committee and oversaw a card ministry which 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, New Braunfels, Texas, Sam (Pat) Carter, Cadiz, Ky., and Brad (Judy) Carter, Hopkinsville, Ky.; and stepchildren, Gene (Diane) Tesmer, Knob Noster, Mo., James Tesmer, Rochester, Kathy (Jerrold) Tesmer, Harmony, and Joy (Bob) Baker, Minnetonka; one sister, Evelyn Musgrave, Marion, Ill.; 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and many loved nieces and nephews.

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

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.