Senator John David Shoeman View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 3/2/1982
Birth Place: Waukee, IA
Birth County: Dallas
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 56 (1955) - 61 (1965)
Home County: Cass
John David Shoeman
Cass County


MR PRESIDENT: Your committee appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable John D. Shoeman, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Dr. John D. Shoeman was born on a farm near Waukee, Iowa, on September 12, 1902. He married Dan Oberwetter of Falfurrias, Texas, on June 6, 1928. Dr. Shoeman passed away March 2, 1982.

He graduated in veterinary medicine from Kansas State College in 1928. Dr. Shoeman was a veterinarian in Atlantic for a number of years and for nine years at Dallas Center, Iowa. He spent three years in the United States Bureau of Animal Industry and joined the staff of Walnut Grove Products Company in September, 1957, as veterinary research director.

Dr. Shoeman was a member of the Atlantic city council, served as County Republican finance chairman and was a member of the Masonic and Elks Lodges and Za-Ga-Zig Temple Shrine in Des Moines.

Senator Shoeman served as a member of the Iowa Senate in the 56th, 57th, 58th, 59th, 60th and 61st General Assemblies (1955-1966). He is survived by his wife, Dan; daughters, Mrs. JoBeth Rice of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Mrs. Judith Williams of Charlevoix, Michigan.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty-ninth General Assembly of Iowa; That in the passing of the Honorable Dr. John D. Shoeman, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and that the Senate, by this resolution expresses its appreciation of his service to his community, state, and nation, and tenders its sympathy and kindest regards to members of his family.

Be It Further Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be entered into the Journal of the Senate and that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to forward an enrolled copy to each member of his family.





The resolution was unanimously adopted.