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John Elmer Disch (b. March 29, 1892, d. February 20, 1984)John Elmer Disch (son of John B. Disch and Emma Marguerite Graf) was born March 29, 1892 in Nobles County, MN98, 99, and died February 20, 1984 in Spencer, Clay County,IA100.He married Lillian M. Degner on March 16, 1922 in Sioux City, IA101.
Notes for John Elmer Disch:
OBITUARY NOTICE:Accomplished musician dies.J. Elmer Disch, 91, 1309 Summit St., longtime musician, died Monday in a hospital at Spencer, Iowa, after an illness of several months.Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel.The Rev. Frederick C. Lubs of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate.Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery with a graveside flag presentation conducted by Monahan Post 64, American Legion.Mr. Disch was born March 29, 1892, in Nobles County, Minn. and had been a resident of Sioux City for many years.He married Lillian M. Degner March 16, 1922, in Sioux City.An accomplished musician, his band career stretched to seven decades, across America, and to two continents.He played with theater bands, circus bands, a U.S. Navy band, symphony orchestras, and munincipal bands.Peaks in his career were his six years with the original Monahan Post Band - in 1979 he was one of only four members left - and his trips with the band to national and international Legion competition, including the famous appearance in Paris in 1927.During the 1930s, Disch taught high school bands at South Sioux City, Cushing, Moville, Lawton, Quimby, Grand Meadow, Pender, Macy, Jefferson and Elk Point.Mr. Disch was a member of Monahan Post 64, American Legion and the Sioux Valley Barracks 1019 Veterans of World War I.He was a Navy veterann of World War I.Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Doris of Portland, Ore., and Dolores of Spencer, and two grandchildren.
More About John Elmer Disch:
Burial: February 23, 1984, Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City, IA.
More About John Elmer Disch and Lillian M. Degner:
Marriage: March 16, 1922, Sioux City, IA.101
Children of John Elmer Disch and Lillian M. Degner are:
- Doris Disch.
- Dolores Disch.