Delores Keune, 84, of Clermont, Iowa
Thursday, August 29, 2013 8:35 AM
Delores Virginia Keune, 84, of Clermont, Iowa, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse.
She was born May 29, 1929, to Oscar and Melvina (Ness) Tovson in Decorah. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in Decorah. She graduated from Decorah High School in 1949. She was united in marriage to Joice Keune on Feb. 24, 1951, at the Lutheran church in Spring Grove. Eight children were born to this union.
Mrs. Keune was a farm wife, a stay-at-home mother and she also worked for the Clermont Pin Company in Clermont. She was a member of West Clermont Lutheran Church, a WELCA circle member and auxiliary member. She was a social butterfly at Stoney Brook Care Center in West Union, Iowa. She also was a caregiver for elderly people in Clermont. She enjoyed baking, word find games, reading, listening to music, playing cards, gardening and canning food. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her seven children, Peter (Carol) Keune of Postville, Margo Cooley of West Union, William (Tammie) Keune of Missouri , Leslie (Tami) Keune of West Union, Nancy (Ralph) Detra of Postville, Nora Farley of Clermont and Douglas (Renee) Keune of Wyoming; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and two siblings, Maxine Phillips of Decorah and Orin Tovson of Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joice; her parents; a daughter, Wanda Marcov and two sons-in-law, David Cooley and Kevin Farley.
Visitation will be on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 3 to 6 pm at West Clermont Lutheran Church, Clermont, Iowa and one hour before services at the church on Monday.
Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 19, at West Clermont Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dayna Winke as the officiant. Burial followed after the luncheon at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Spring Grove.
Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Clermont was in charge of arrangements.