May 2021 Bandstand Flag Notice

C. Lee Ademeit

C. Lee Ademeit

C. Lee Ademeit

June 21, 1944 – April 10, 2021

The United States Navy

The flag flying over the bandstand during May is in honor of Lee Ademeit.
Lee enlisted in the Navy on August 8, 1962, in Des Moines and was then sent to San Diego, where he entered boot camp and then Radioman School. In June 1963, Lee was transferred to the communication center in Guam. There he served as a radioman, operating a teletype and the Morris Code; it was there that he was granted top-secret clearance. After 1 ½ years in Guam, he was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Hornet. During his time aboard the Hornet, he cruised to Seattle, the West Pacific, Vietnam, San Diego, Honolulu, Sasebo Japan, Olongapo Philippines, Hong Kong, the Sea of Japan, and the South China Sea off the Vietnam Coast. He was able to take his R & R in Sidney, Australia, while aboard the Hornet. He returned to Long Beach, California, in March 1966 and was honorably discharged on September 6, 1966.

Following his return to Iowa, he went to work at AT&T in Davenport, Iowa. In 1967, he married Janet Smith and also changed jobs, going to work for Dictaphone Corp. in Davenport. In 1974, the family moved to Cedar Rapids, where Lee served as Branch Service Manager at the company’s Cedar Rapids location. Dictaphone relocated Lee to Des Moines in 1977 and promoted him to Assistant District Service Manager, and they made their home in Indianola. He retired from Dictaphone in April 1995. Lee and Janet returned to the Oskaloosa area, and Lee went to work for Wal-Mart as Department Manager in Electronics. He retired from Wal-Mart in 2006.

Contact Shawn Langkamp at Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory at 641-672-2181 or on the Contact-Us-Link if you are interested in honoring a deceased veteran with the flag above the bandstand.

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