Ivan Wehmer

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Daily Press
May 26, 2000

IVAN EARL WEHMER

Ivan Earl Wehmer, 70, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, in Sentara Hampton General Hospital after a long illness. Born in Evansville, Ind., he had lived in Hampton 59 years, where he was a member of First United Methodist Church.

After graduating from Hampton High School, Mr. Wehmer studied extensively with the LaSalle Extension University, where he graduated with a law degree. He also participated in the Bachelor of Liberal Studies Program of the University of Oklahoma. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve until retiring as a First Lieutenant in the 786th Field Artillery.

Mr. Wehmer worked in the Advertising Department of the Daily Press, retiring as Advertising Director in 1987 after 39 years. He was past president of Southern Classified Managers Association and past president of Peninsula Sales and Marketing Club.

Other memberships included the Newport News Rotary Club and B.P.O.E. Lodge #366, Hampton, where he was a life member. He had served on the boards and in other capacities of various other civic and service clubs on the Peninsula.

Survivors include his wife, Billie B. Wehmer; a daughter, Juani A. Wehmer of Hampton; a sister, Iris W. Votaw of St. Louis, Mo.; his mother-in-law, Virginia D. Brown of Hampton; and two nieces and two nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home by the Rev. John B. Morris. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 110 E. Queens Way, Hampton, VA 23669; or a charity of your choice.

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