August 25, 1926 - January 10, 2008
BURLINGTON, Iowa - Deloris Hadenfeldt, 81, of Burlington, Iowa, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Great River Hospice House in West Burlington. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Cameron Cemetery at Wood River. The Rev. Roger Nelson will officiate. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home in Grand Island. Mrs. Hadenfeldt was born Aug. 25, 1926, on a farm near Funk to Carl and Ellen (Larson) Akerson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hadenfeldt, on Nov. 25, 2002. Survivors of the immediate family include her son, Gary Hadenfeldt of Burlington, Iowa; three sisters, Marian Barnes of Holdrege and Caroline Bigley and Lois Pokorney, both of Denver; and a brother, Dennis Akerson of Holdrege. Deloris grew up in the Depression years and survived the rigors of the drought and getting educated in a one-room country school. After completing the eighth grade, she enrolled in Holdrege High School and graduated in May 1943. She moved to Grand Island in February 1945 and went to work for the Quaker Oats Ordnance Corp. in the payroll department. In November 1945, she changed jobs and went to work for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. as an information operator and later a central office clerk. On May 16, 1953, she married Donald Hadenfeldt, a junior engineer at the Cornhusker Ordnance Plant, then operated by Mason & Hanger Co., in Grand Island. On June 20, 1954, the couple celebrated the arrival of a son, Gary, in Grand Island. After a brief transfer to Mason & Hanger's home office in Lexington, Ky., Donald was transferred to the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant and the family moved to Middletown, Iowa, in July 1958. Deloris worked as a teacher's aide for Middletown Public Schools in the kindergarten class from 1960-61. She was active in the scout program as a Cub Scout assistant leader and a Brownie assistant leader. She was a PTA room mother and publicity chairwoman. She was a Sunday school and Bible school teacher and a financial secretary for the First Presbyterian Church in Middletown. In the fall of 1968, Donald was transferred back to the Cornhusker Ordnance Plant and the family moved back to Grand Island. In 1973, Donald was again transferred to the IAAP and the couple relocated to Burlington, where they remained for the duration of Donald's career. Deloris was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Nebraska Cornhuskers fan. She enjoyed country and gospel music, crocheting, needlework, sewing, NASCAR and playing the organ. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Burlington. There is not now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be, a better mom. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
BURLINGTON, Iowa - Deloris Hadenfeldt, 81, of Burlington, Iowa, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Great River Hospice House in West Burlington. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Cameron Cemetery at Wood River. The Rev. Roger Nelson... View Obituary & Service Information
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