Edward "Ed" Iseminger was born April 3, 1916, at Pettibone, N.D., the son of Clarence and Lulu (Snell) Iseminger. The family moved to Iowa in 1919. Ed attended school in Estherville, Ia. After his education, Ed moved to Plover, Iowa where he worked as a farm hand. In 1942, Ed enlisted into the United States Navy, serving over three years aboard the USS Markab in the Asiatic Pacific. After his service, he returned to farm several years in Minnesota. In the 1950's, he went to work at the Fort Dodge Creamery where he met and later married Joyce (Jacobs) Derrig. He took on the role of dad to her two daughters: Donna and Patricia. In 1961, the family moved to a farm east of Spencer, and two years later, their daughter, Jodie was born.
Ed retired in 1981, and they moved to the Lakes area. They enjoyed 22 years of being "snowbirds" in the winter, and to be near family, they moved back to Spencer in 2007.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Joyce of 50 years; daughter, Jodie Iseminger of Spencer; stepdaughters: Donna and Patricia Derrig of Spencer; five grandchildren: Nancy Smith (Sherwood) of Ft. Polk, La., Robert and Michael Seymour of Spencer, Melinda Newbiggin (Mitchell ) of Milford and Zachary Iseminger; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Mary Bendixen of Fort Dodge; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Edith Stowell; two brothers: Melvin and Adrian Iseminger; and a nephew, Rick Bendixen.
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