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Obituary for Dorothy E. Kroll
Dorothy E. Kroll Mapleton, Iowa - Dorothy E. Kroll, 81, of Mapleton, Iowa passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, at Burgess Health Center in Onawa, Iowa following a lengthy illness. The funeral service will be Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church at Mapleton with Pastor Scott Jensen, officiating. Burial will be in St. Clair Cemetery at Ute, Iowa. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 14 after 5:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton. The family is receiving condolences on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com. Dorothy Evelyn (Wellner) Kroll was born May 17, 1932 in rural Crawford County near Charter Oak, IA to Herman and Anna (Timm) Wellner.ξ She attended rural Lutheran Parochial Schools in the Charter Oak and Ute area.ξ After completion of school, she worked outside the home at various jobs including the Ute Caf��.ξ As a child she was baptized and in 1946 was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Ricketts, IA. She married Delbert Kroll on January 3, 1953 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute, IA and their union was blessed with two children.ξ They resided in Ute until 1962 and then moved to Mapleton.ξ She was a daycare provider for fifteen years and was employed by Griffin Pharmacy from 1976 to 1992.ξ She was employed for Mrs. Ganzhorn beginning in 1999. When even with the dedicated care of those like Dorothy, that work ended in 2009, when Mrs. Ganzhorn could no longer live at home. She was a faithful member of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church, a Sunday School Teacher, Saturday School helper, Vacation Bible School helper, and belonged to Mary Circle. Since 1968, Dorothy was the Cheer Person for St. Matthew which entailed being responsible for sending birthday and sympathy cards to church members, a job she really loved. Even after budgets restricted the program, Dorothy continued to seed her cheerful cards for years. Other hobbies included making artificial floral arrangements, riding motorcycles, and playing cards. Survivors include her husband, Delbert, of 61 years; a daughter, Pam & her husband Bill Campbell of Hartford, SD and their children Billy and Brittany; a son Brent Kroll and his wife Deb of Ricketts, IA and their children Steven, Heath, Nathan, Trenton, Amber, Sierra, Breckan, and Ethan; great grandchildren Kaitlyn, Aaron, Jailynn, and LeAsia;ξ four sisters, Helen Berens, Ruth Schmieder, and Esther Remmes all of Charter Oak, IA and Emma Langholdt od Denison, IA; and one brother, Ernest Wellner of Texas; along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Herman and Anna Wellner; four brothers, Herman and his wife Irene, August, Martin during W.W.II, and Sonny in infancy; two sisters, Wilhelminia Schwingdorf, and her husband Earl, and Marie Christiansen and her husband Robert; and four brother-in-law, Hubert "Buster" Berens, Benny Schmieder, Gehert Langholdt, and Robert Remmes.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
After 5:00 p.m.
Armstrong Funeral Home
210 South 5th Street