The Ottumwa Courier


February 21, 2014

Lorena Bair

KESWICK — Lorena Bair, 89, of Keswick, died Feb. 20, 2014, at the Keokuk County Health Center.

She was born May 2, 1924, to John C. and Clara (Buch) Weber near Clear Creek. She attended school to eighth grade at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School. On April 12, 1947, she married Melvin “Tub” Bair at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Keswick. They farmed on the Bair family farm. They moved into Keswick in the fall of 1967. Lorena worked with her son Larry at the Lumber Yard in Keswick, retiring in 2010. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Keswick, St. Mary Catholic Church, Altar and Rosary Society and James Murphy Post #319 Keswick American Legion.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin, in February 1975; grandson, Andrew Jay; brother, Richard Weber; and a sister, Marie Snakenberg.

She is survived by her children Terry (Donna) Bair of Keswick; Larry (Joanne) Bair of Keswick; Janice (Tom) Allar of Sigourney; Annette (Bob) Jay of Ottumwa; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; one brother. Alvin Weber of Sigourney; three sisters Geraldine (A.J.) Cavin of Sigourney, Carol Weber of Cedar Rapids and Connie (Mike) Strabala of Cedar Rapids.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sigourney. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Sigourney.

A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday with visitation to follow until 7 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sigourney.

Holm Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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