Emery  Surber
Emery Patrick Surber, 45, of Ottumwa, died at 5:17 p.m. September 29, 2019 at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center.
He was born August 10, 1974 in Iowa City. He married Elizabeth Sakowski on July 31, 2013.
A graduate of the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs, Emery had worked for Burger King in FL, owned and operated Surber Sod Groomers, and drove for Ottumwa Cab.
Emery enjoyed golfing, disc golf, camping, fishing with his cousin Butch, watching NASCAR and his favorite driver, Chase Elliott, riding his Harley, and was an Iowa Hawkeye fan.
Emery is survived by his wife, Elizabeth and their fur babies; his mother Mary Jane King; sister Emma (Keith) Nanney; two brothers James (Connie) Seamens, and Robert (Patricia) Seamans; nieces and nephew Megan (Karl) Williams, Dakoda (Nichole) Weston, and Lydia (Kegan) Williams.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Anita and Beryl Proctor, and Clyde and Emma Surber, Sr.
His body has been cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on October 14, 2019


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Dorothy Joe
Oct 15, 2019
May he Rest In Peace. Emery will Always loved and never forgotten.
My sincere condolences to his Wife, Mother, and Sister and Family.
Emery’s celebration of life is October 25th, 2019 2pm-6pm at The Gathering Room
501 N. Sheridan St.
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
The family is asking to wear jeans and Harley shirts or Iowa Hawkeye or just your comfy clothes.