Richard “Dick” L. Dahms, 82

Richard “Dick” L. Dahms, 82, of Traer, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Traer United Methodist Church with Pastor Martha Bennett officiating. Interment will follow at Buckingham Cemetery in rural Traer. Visitation will be held Friday, November 24, 2017 from 4-7 PM at the Traer United Methodist Church.

Richard was born on September 18, 1935 in Grinnell, Iowa, the son of Harry and Emma (Boldt) Dahms. He graduated from Traer High School and from the Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) in Cedar Falls.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-eight years, Mary Lou of Traer; his daughter, Denise (Don) Schmid of Beulah, MI; his son, Dirk (Kim) Dahms of Traer; grandchildren, Alexsis Glesener, Gabriel Glesener, Gemma Glesener, Dane (Savannah) Dahms, Tyler, Tanner, and Claire Dahms; great-grandchildren, Ava Dahms, and Lily Lewandowski; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to the Traer Library or Traer Museum. Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo, is assisting the family with arrangements.