Adeline L. Fenneman
April 25, 1920 ~ March 29, 2013
Adeline L. Fenneman, age 92 of New Hampton, IA, died on Friday, March 29, 2013 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab in New Hampton, IA. Adeline Lois (Edgar) Fenneman was born on April 25, 1920 in New Hampton, IA, the daughter of George and Clara (Kahn) Edgar. She was baptized and confirmed at the Williamstown Methodist Church, later becoming a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, which is now Trinity Lutheran Church of New Hampton, IA. She attended rural “Lindy School” through 8th grade , in Richland Township, after which, she worked with her parents on their farm, until her marriage to Loren Fenneman on September 6, 1940 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. She and Loren farmed near New Hampton and Fredericksburg before purchasing their present farm in New Hampton Township in 1957 after farming for 40 years, the couple retired in 1980. Adeline was very active in her church, holding several offices, with the church council, Women’s ALCA, and the Circles. She is noted for being the first woman to hold the office of president of the church council. Her enjoyments in life came from cooking and baking for others, gardening, bowling and a good game of bridge. Survivors include a son Larry (Jackie) Fenneman of Marion, IA and daughter Lorene (David) Cowen of Upper Darby, PA; four grandchildren Joe Alberts of Atkins, IA, Jill Cowen of Harrisburg, PA, Michael (Nicole) Cowen of Clifton Heights, PA, and Jason (MaryAnne) Cowen of Drexel Hill, PA; four great grandchildren Cody Alberts, Noah Cowen, Luke Cowen and Cali (Jo) Martin; step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; sister-in-law Darlene Fenneman of Elma, IA; and beloved nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband Loren in 2001; parents George and Clara Edgar; sisters Alice (Bill) Schmidt, Lucille (Ed) Hagedorn, Arlene (Harold) Robrock, Libby (Lloyd) Peters, Barney (Melvin) Carney, Georgia (Bob) Lang; and one brother Robert (Irene) Edgar. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery at New Hampton, IA with Jan and Dennis Reaman, Pastor and Marsha Bergstrom, Jim and Barb Shekelton, Rich and Teresa Drilling, Nick and Kendra Leibold, and Orla and Ray Wiley serving as honorary casket bearers and Joseph Alberts, Jill Cowen, Michael Cowen, Jason Cowen, Justin Allen, Vickie Brummond, Cindy Sheridan, Lanette Pint and LeAnn Ede serving as casket bearers. Memorials may be directed to Iowa Hospice. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00pm on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton, IA and will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Memorials may be directed to Iowa Hospice. Funeral services will be at 10:30am on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating.