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Delores Bahrke

December 11, 2027 March 16, 2012
Delores Bahrke
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Delores Zelma Bahrke was born at Correctionville, Iowa to William H. and Clara (Will) Rohr on December 11, 1927. She grew up in Anthon, Iowa where she and her parents owned and operated the Creamery on Main Street. She graduated from Anthon High School with the class of 1945 at the age of 17. She soon earned her teaching certificate, later graduating from Morningside College. She began her 35 year career in education first teaching country school at Wolf Creek #3 in 1945. She went on to teach at Spring Concord #5, Salix, Correctionville, and Willow Community School at Quimby from 1964 until 1988. Delores was an enthusiastic Avon Representative from 1982 to 2009. She earned recognition with Avon in the President's Club having received eighteen of their signature President's Club dolls. She married William Eugene Finzen in 1948 and became the proud mother of one son and five daughters. Delores was a member of Grace Lutheran Church at Correctionville where she was a member of the AAL. She was an active member of the Older Iowa Legislation and the Area Agency on Aging. She was on the Advisory Council for four years for Area IV, the State Advisory Council for one year and the American Legion Auxiliary Mumford Moon Unit #79 of Correctionville. Having traveled the world with her mother, Delores also spent time traveling through Europe with her granddaughters. Survivors include her five daughters, Bonnie Kougl of Plano, Texas; Sharen Groszkrueger and her husband, Greg, of Correctionville, Iowa; Karen Utesch of Sioux City, Iowa; Linda Finzen-Mathers also of Sioux City, Iowa, and Laura Feauto and her husband, Mick, of Greenwood, Indiana; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; two step children, Sharon Saladino and her husband, Louis, of Cedar Park, Texas and Eric Bahrke and his wife, Linda, of St. Joseph, Missouri; along with other relatives; neighbors; and good friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Clara Rohr; a son, Calvin Finzen; a grandson, Derek Groszkrueger; a great grandson, Jeffrey Swanson and step son, Mike Bahrke. Delores Zelma Bahrke was born at Correctionville, Iowa to William H. and Clara (Will) Rohr on December 11, 1927. She grew up in Anthon, Iowa where she and her parents owned and operated the Creamery on Main Street. She graduated from Anthon High School with the class of 1945 at the age of 17. She soon earned her teaching certificate, later graduating from Morningside College. She began her 35 year career in education first teaching country school at Wolf Creek #3 in 1945. She went on to teach at Spring Concord #5, Salix, Correctionville, and Willow Community School at Quimby from 1964 until 1988. Delores was an enthusiastic Avon Representative from 1982 to 2009. She earned recognition with Avon in the President's Club having received eighteen of their signature President's Club dolls. She married William Eugene Finzen in 1948 and became the proud mother of one son and five daughters. Delores was a member of Grace Lutheran Church at Correctionville where she was a member of the AAL. She was an active member of the Older Iowa Legislation and the Area Agency on Aging. She was on the Advisory Council for four years for Area IV, the State Advisory Council for one year and the American Legion Auxiliary Mumford Moon Unit #79 of Correctionville. Having traveled the world with her mother, Delores also spent time traveling through Europe with her granddaughters. Survivors include her five daughters, Bonnie Kougl of Plano, Texas; Sharen Groszkrueger and her husband, Greg, of Correctionville, Iowa; Karen Utesch of Sioux City, Iowa; Linda Finzen-Mathers also of Sioux City, Iowa, and Laura Feauto and her husband, Mick, of Greenwood, Indiana; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; two step children, Sharon Saladino and her husband, Louis, of Cedar Park, Texas and Eric Bahrke and his wife, Linda, of St. Joseph, Missouri; along with other relatives; neighbors; and good friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Clara Rohr; a son, Calvin Finzen; a grandson, Derek Groszkrueger; a great grandson, Jeffrey Swanson and step son, Mike Bahrke. Delores Zelma Bahrke was born at Correctionville, Iowa to William H. and Clara (Will) Rohr on December 11, 1927. She grew up in Anthon, Iowa where she and her parents owned and operated the Creamery on Main Street. She graduated from Anthon High School with the class of 1945 at the age of 17. She soon earned her teaching certificate, later graduating from Morningside College. She began her 35 year career in education first teaching country school at Wolf Creek #3 in 1945. She went on to teach at Spring Concord #5, Salix, Correctionville, and Willow Community School at Quimby from 1964 until 1988. Delores was an enthusiastic Avon Representative from 1982 to 2009. She earned recognition with Avon in the President's Club having received eighteen of their signature President's Club dolls. She married William Eugene Finzen in 1948 and became the proud mother of one son and five daughters. Delores was a member of Grace Lutheran Church at Correctionville where she was a member of the AAL. She was an active member of the Older Iowa Legislation and the Area Agency on Aging. She was on the Advisory Council for four years for Area IV, the State Advisory Council for one year and the American Legion Auxiliary Mumford Moon Unit #79 of Correctionville. Having traveled the world with her mother, Delores also spent time traveling through Europe with her granddaughters. Survivors include her five daughters, Bonnie Kougl of Plano, Texas; Sharen Groszkrueger and her husband, Greg, of Correctionville, Iowa; Karen Utesch of Sioux City, Iowa; Linda Finzen-Mathers also of Sioux City, Iowa, and Laura Feauto and her husband, Mick, of Greenwood, Indiana; 11 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; two step children, Sharon Saladino and her husband, Louis, of Cedar Park, Texas and Eric Bahrke and his wife, Linda, of St. Joseph, Missouri; along with other relatives; neighbors; and good friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Clara Rohr; a son, Calvin Finzen; a grandson, Derek Groszkrueger; a great grandson, Jeffrey Swanson and step son, Mike Bahrke.

Service:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 10:30 a.m.

Grace Lutheran Church Correctionville, IA



Visitation:

Monday, March 19 after 2:00 p.m. The family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.

Armstrong Funeral Home Anthon, IA

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