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Bernard William “Ben” Kirmer 1931 - 2017

Bernard William “Ben” Kirmer 1931 - 2017

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CLAFLIN — Bernard William “Ben” Kirmer, 85, died Aug. 1, 2017, at Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth. He was born Nov. 5, 1931, on the farm in rural Odin, the son of Andrew A. “Andy” and Stephanie J. “Fannie” (Zorn) Kirmer.
Ben served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War as a Corporal and rifle instructor.
A longtime resident of the Dubuque and Claflin area, Mr. Kirmer was a lifelong farmer and stockman in the Dubuque area and a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He had a great love of farming that he passed ...


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