Raymond L. “Bud” Hemm


Raymond L. “Bud” Hemm, 86, of Keosauqua died Saturday June 28, 2014 at Iowa Methodist Health Center, Des Moines.  He was born January 11, 1928 near Troy to Orville and Lela Archer Hemm and married Edith A. Nixon near Bentonsporte June 18, 1955.  She died July 11, 1998.  He married Linda M. Mulholland December 19, 1998 in Keosauqua.  She died May 29, 2009.  Raymond had worked at Barker Wire and many years as custodian at Van Buren Community School, both in Keosauqua and was a member on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Fairfield.

Surviving are two daughters, Merian Harris of Keosauqua and Marvena Schachtner of Richland, Four sons, Raymond Orlie, James and Orville Hemm of Keosauqua and Jess Hemm of Des Moines, a step-daughter, Sarah Snelling of Keosauqua, a step-son, Daniel Erwine of Urbana, IL, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, a step-great-granddaughter, several nieces and nephews and his dogs, Ebby and Hauncho.

In addition to his wives he was preceded in death by three sisters, Erma Hemm, Patricia Huffman and Ruth McVey and an infant brother, Adrian Hemm.


Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Tuesday July 1, 2014 at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with an elder from his church officiating.  Visitation will open at 3 P.M. Monday at the funeral home with family present from6-8 P.M.  Burial will be in Fellows Cemetery, Keosauqua.  Memorials to the family may be left at the funeral home or mailed to P.O. Box 332, Keosauqua, IA 52565