Delores Mickey, 85, of Hesper, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.

She was born in Owatonna, Minn., March 11, 1927, to Henry and Erma Gasner. After high school she attended technological school in Minneapolis, training and working for the US Secret Services Department during the WWII years.

After the war she came back to Owatonna and married James B. Mickey, Jr., in 1946. They moved to Hesper, Iowa, to farm and raise their family.

She was an active member of Hesper Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school for over 20 years. She was also active in many women's organizations such as the Hospital Auxiliary, 4-H, Bible Fellowships, Missionary Outreach and Farm Bureau Extension Club.

She enjoyed playing cards, entertaining friends, reading, writing, and traveling around the world with her husband of 58 years. They were blessed to have wonderful opportunities to travel to countries such as China, Russia, Italy, Mexico, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Canada, France, Japan and other destinations. They loved showing their home travel movies to various organizations, schools, churches and clubs.

After retiring from farming, Mr. and Mrs. Mickey moved to Mission, Texas, where they enjoyed the relaxation and warm temperatures of Texas for over 20 years. After Mr. Mickey died in 2004, she moved to Castlewood, S.D., to be closer to her son and his family.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl of Tustin, Calif., and her son, John, of Castlewood, S.D.

Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 26, at the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery in Hesper.

Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted with local arrangements.