In Memory of George R. Remer

George R. Remer
George R. Remer
Born: January 23, 1939
Died: October 15, 2020
Age: 81
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George R. Remer
January 23, 1939 - October 15, 2020
From: Battle Creek, IA

George R. Remer, age 81, of Battle Creek, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at the United Methodist Church of Holstein, Iowa. Pastor Ken McMillen and Rev. Doresa K. Collogan will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Battle Center Cemetery of rural Battle Creek, Iowa, with Military Rites conducted by the Maple Valley Post No. 364 of the American Legion of Battle Creek, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 19, 2020, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family requests that masks be worn and social distancing rules will apply. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

  George R. Remer, the son of George and Lucille (Jordan) Remer, was born on January 23, 1939 in Le Mars, Iowa. He grew up on a farm east of Le Mars and graduated with the class of 1957 from Le Mars High School.

  George went on to further his education with a B.S. degree from Iowa State University and a Juris Doctor, (J.D.) of Law degree from Washburn University School of Law. There in Kansas, he met the love of his life, Carol Corbin.  The two were united as one in the United Methodist Church of Coon Rapids, Iowa, on December 27th, 1976. George welcomed and adopted Carol’s son Mike and the couple were blessed with two more children Amanda and Dan. The couple started their family in Coon Rapids and Le Mars, then finally relocating to a farm northwest of Battle Creek, Iowa, in 1990, which became their forever home.

  George had a deep love for horses and enjoyed owning and training them. He made many fond memories with his grandchildren over the years riding horses in the annual Battle Creek 4th of July parade and every chance in between. He treasured his moments spent with his family and especially his grandchildren. He was so proud to attend all their events from band concerts to football games and rodeos to dance recitals. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren so much and made special time and memories with each one.

  Most recently after a long career in law & real estate, George was licensed as a Certified General Real Property Appraiser in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. He was currently working part-time at Remer Realty and Appraisal of Ida Grove, Iowa, up until his brief, but courageous battle with stage four cancer.

  George & Carol were well known for their love of Christmas and their beautiful outdoor and indoor Christmas displays. Many years, they hosted “Birthday Parties for Jesus” inviting people to enjoy their festive home, fellowship, and provide donations to various charities. He supported his dearest Carol for years with all her Pro-Life causes & events. He was a long time member of Faith Bible Church in Storm Lake, IA. His greatest wish was for his children, grandchildren, and all others to come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

  Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 43 years, Carol Remer of Battle Creek, IA; children, Amanda (Lane) Luscombe of Holstein, IA, Dan (Renae) Remer of Ida Grove, IA and Mike Remer of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren: Shelby (Garrett) Johnson, Keyona Remer, Kaylynn Luscombe, Kolton Luscombe, Kiara Luscombe, Gavin Remer, Stella Remer and Leo Remer; brother Robert (Jan) Remer of Boseman, MT; special cousin Shirley Kennedy of Hinton, IA; nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

  George was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lucille Remer.



10:00 a.m., Tuesday, 
October 20, 2020
United Methodist Church
Holstein, Iowa

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family requests that masks be worn and social distancing rules will apply.


Pastor Ken McMillen
Rev. Doresa K. Collogan


Rob Clark
Alex Rabbas
David Butler
Josh Albers 
Lonnie Luscombe

Honorary Pallbearers
Shelby Johnson
Keyona Remer
Kaylynn Luscombe
Kolton Luscombe
Gavin Remer
Kiara Luscombe
Stella Remer
Leo Remer


6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
Monday, October 19, 2020
Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa 51445

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family requests that masks be worn and social distancing rules will apply.


"In The Garden"
"Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)"
"Singing With The Saints"
"The Blessing"


Battle Center Cemetery
rural Battle Creek, Iowa


Monday, October 26, 2020 at 12:23 PM
“So sorry to hear of George's passing. May the Lord wrap Hisl oving arms around each of you during this sad time. I know you will cherish your many wonderful memories that will keep George ever near.”
- Jim and Ann Holst
Monday, October 19, 2020 at 10:33 AM
“Dear Carol and family,

I am so sorry for your loss, but rejoice with you at George's home going. What a joy it is to know he is with Jesus and is no longer in pain.

I remember the first time I saw George. There was some sort of family event and we had all gathered at Pap & Booey's (our Wallace grandparents) house. My sister, Nita, and I were in the living room and you, Carol, were in the dining room with a strange man. Being typical young women, Nita and I began whispering and speculating about that strange man. Your mother, my Aunt Pinky, informed us, as only she could, "He's her attorney". Nita and I looked at one another and did not say out loud to your mother, but we were certain that the strange man might be your attorney. We knew in an instant when we saw the two of you together that there was more to that relationship than just attorney/client. What women ever brought her attorney to her grandparent's house? And there were the looks on your face and on George's face when you looked at one another. Sure enough, George was your attorney, but your cousins knew. You had found your life partner, your other half. We knew and we were right! Thank God for all of the wonderful years you and George shared.

Love Always from Cousin Laura”
- Laura Wallace Young
Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 2:14 PM
“We are all praying for Carol and the family! We will remember George with fondness!!!
- Demaris Bloyer
Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 2:14 PM
“To the Remer family. You have deepest sympathy for your loss. I always enjoyed any conversation with George.”
- Byron Hartwig
Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 12:12 PM
“As one of the 4 Lundy girls, I remember George Richard as my mom’s (Maxine Remer Lundy) first cousin. When he was a student at ISU (Ames, IA), we would all go over and visit him. What a great visit we all would have. We four girls also loved when George Richard would come out to our Zearing farm & visit for the day. As the years progressed, we didn’t see each other as much as the miles expanded between us all. However, never did we forget our family ties and relationship. We appreciated so much when George Richard visited with us in February 2018 at the start of my mom’s funeral. Rest in peace, George Richard Remer. --Eileen, Ruth Mary, Jane, & Margaret”
- Eileen Lundy Mercuris
Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 6:24 PM
“Carol and family. I am so sorry to hear of George's passing. What a wonderful family man and pro-life advocate. He will be missed. May he rest in the loving arms of our dear Savior. May you feel His peace.”
- Joan Godbersen
Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 6:24 PM
“What a wonderful man. He will be missed. Prayers to the whole family.”
- LaDonna Rasmussen
Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 6:24 PM
“Carol and family, I'm so saddened to learn of George's passing. I've known him such a long time and know how very much you and your family meant to him. He will be missed.
- Fern Krayenhagen
Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 6:24 PM
“Jesus received a very special angel when George arrived!! I will always remember him riding. He always looked like he belonged in a saddle and passed that love onto his granddaughters. He will be missed by his wife, children, family members and all who knew him. Rest in peace George!!”
- Katie James
Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 6:24 PM
“Dan & Renae & family,

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father and grandfather. Our hearts & prayers go out to you. Hugs, the Sipma family ”
- Joyce
Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 6:24 PM
“Our hearts break for your family during this time. May the Lord comfort you all. ”
- Korey and Krystal Van Wyhe
Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 6:24 PM
“My dearest Carol, I’m so sorry for your loss. Change is never easy, however we are consoled knowing that once again we will be united to our loved ones. Wish I could be there to give you a big hug and to let you know that I am praying for you and your family.
I treasure the friends that God has put in my life and I count you as one of them. Peace and blessings to you my friend. Sue Grieve”
- Sue Grieve
Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 6:24 PM
“Carol, praying for you. We have that hope of glory that both our spouses are experiencing. It comforts our heart. ”
- Pastor Loren
Friday, October 16, 2020 at 4:05 PM
“Carol and family,
We are so saddened by George's untimely death. Our Love and Prayers reach out to you to bring you comfort. May the Lord bless and keep you close to His heart. He was a strong person of faith and had so much Love for you and your family.”
- Margaret Landgraf
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