Dora "Dodie" Lahr

Dec 19, 2017
Lahr obit


Memorial Services: 2:30 PM on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Locke Funeral Home


One hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home


Iowa Veteran's Cemetery at a later date


Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance: 14 Pennsylvania Plaza #2110, New York, NY 10122


Dora "Dodie" Lahr, age 78, of Waterloo and formerly of Lockeford, California, died at Cedar Valley Hospice Home on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 of natural causes.

She was born on January 12, 1939 in San Antonio, TX; the daughter of Andrew J. and Lottie Watkins Davis. Dodie graduated from Somerset High School in Somerset, Texas, where she was a Salutatorian. She attended Delta College in Stockton, CA.

She married Gaylen "Buzz" Trasamar in 1957 in San Antonio; they later divorced. Dodie then married Gerald "Jerry" Lahr in 1966.
She worked as an Office Manager for International Horseshoe Co. (Multi Products) in Lockeford, CA for 30 years, retiring in 2001. Dodie was a past member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Lodi, CA. She was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary of Lodi, CA, since 1971, where she served as President from 1977-78. She enjoyed reading and RV traveling. 

Survivors include her husband, Gerald "Jerry" Lahr of Waterloo, IA; four sons, Gaylen "Bret" (Sue) Trasamar of Waterloo,  Brian (Sharon) Trasamar of Raleigh, NC,  Dennis (Cassie) Lahr of Lodi, CA, Bret (Rosa) Lahr of Stockton, CA; a daughter, Brenda (Curt) Cummer of Viroqua, WI;  five grandchildren: Samantha Lahr, Brittany Lahr, Joshua Lahr, Shane Loney and Erik Loney; four sisters, Viola Reeves of Medford, OR, Lois (Bill) McGarity of Medina, TX,  Opal “Winkie” Walker of San Antonio, TX, and Joyce (Gary Muczygemba) Mallory of Center Point, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Blain Trasamar; two brothers, Norman Davis and Andy Davis, and two sisters, Nona Gene Jonas and Gail Davis.


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  1. Pastor Dee McKinney | Dec 23, 2017
    Our prayers are with you and you walk through this time
  2. Vergil and Donna Helwig | Dec 22, 2017

    Jerry and family

    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

    Sending our love.

  3. The Morgan's | Dec 21, 2017

    Brian and Sharon -

    May God put HIS arms around you all, and give you peace

    Our deepest sympathy 

  4. Ann Doughty | Dec 21, 2017

    Bret and Sue -

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    So glad you were able to be with your mom these last months.

    Sending peace and comfort - Ann

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