Deerings named Grand Marshals of Hometown and Dairy Days Parade as their Postville roots go back many generations

Robert and Sandy Deering and Carol and the late Charles Deering have been named Grand Marshals of this year’s Hometown/Dairy Days Parade which will be held Friday evening. The couples, left to right, Charles, Carol, Sandy and Bob are pictured here in a submitted photo from 1994.

As long-time Postville area residents, it is only appropriate that Robert and Sandy Deering and Carol and the late Charles Deering were chosen to be the Grand Marshals of Friday night’s Hometown Celebration/Dairy Days parade. The sons of Irving and Leeone Deering, Robert and Charles’ ancestry can be traced back to Mortimer Deering who is buried in the Postville cemetery. The Deerings are proud to say that they can trace their Postville roots back six generations. Currently, Bob and Sandy’s great-grandchildren are the fifth generation to attend Postville schools.

The Deering brothers, both graduates of Postville High School, were very active in athletics and FFA and other school activities while attending high school in the 1950’s. Bob recalled that their follks were always very supportive of their school activities although they were expected to get up by 5 a.m. every morning and do their chores prior to going to school.

The Deering women were also graduates of PHS although Sandy did not come to town until eighth grade as she attended country school.

The Allamakee County Dairy Days and Postville Hometown Celebration Parade will be held this Friday, June 15 beginning at 7 p.m.

Read the full article in the June 13 edition of the Postville Herald.