Camby Wismer, who resigned as clerk and treasurer of Lincoln county last May after holding that office for 35 years, passed away Sunday at his home at Jordan. He was in his 72nd year.
The late Mr. Wismer, who had been in failing health for more than a year, suffered a stroke on Friday and failed to respond to treatment. He died on the farm on which he was born and had lived throughout his life. He was the only son of the late Joseph and Hester Wismer, who were pioneer settlers in this district.
Mr. Wismer was always interested in municipal affairs and after serving as a member of the township council in the Township of Louth, he was elected reeve of the township in 1907. In the fall of the same year he was appointed treasurer of Lincoln County.
In 1923 the duties of county clerk were added to this office. He filled the county office capably and conscientiously for 35 years, always extending a helping hand to the many county councillors and wardens who sought his advice and assistance in their new posts.
He was well and favorably known throughout the county and his passing will come as a distinct shock to his many friends and acquaintances.
He was a past president of the Clinton Mutual Fire Insurance Co. and was chairman of the board of directors when he died. He had been a member of the Lincoln County board of audit since 1934 and was still a member at the time of his death. He was a valued member of the Jordan Station United Church.
The late Mr. Wismer is survived by his sorrowing widow, the former Celesta Culp.
Funeral services took place Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from his late residence, Jordan, with interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Jordan Station.