Adeline L. Fenneman

adeline fenneman
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.

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  1. Our sympathy to Larry, Lorene, and all of Adeline’s family. Adeline was such a sweet, kind, and special lady who we enjoyed knowing, visiting, and being friends with for many years. She will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will miss her.

  2. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

  3. Sorry to read of your Mom’s death in the paper this morning. She was a special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. We are sadden to hear of Adeline’s passing. We so enjoyed being able to share her 90th birthday in person with her. She was a very special lady and meant a great deal to all. Please accept our sincere condollences.
    The South Doakota cousins,
    Marilyn, Ed and family

  5. Adeline will be greatly missed not by myself but many more at NHNRC she was a great women and i am very honored to get to know her,she always made me smile.Iuse to sit and chat with her many time. god bless you alll

  6. I am sorry for your loss. I never met any of you children but I met Adeline when working in New Hampton in the Therapy Dept. She made the best lemon merangue pie, It was so close to my Grama’s in taste. She baked and sold me some for a family reunion with my siblings a few years ago. I am sure you will miss her greatly she was a wonderful woman. Denise

  7. thoughts and prayers are with the family of Adeline
    All those wonderful memories will live in our hearts forever ,seems like yesterday we were celebrating her 90th Birthday! May she rest in peace. . . . . . .Paulette and Dan Norton

  8. Although it has been years since I last saw Adeline, I remember many good times as a kid spending time at her home with my folks, Lester and Margaret Kalkbrenner. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Larry and Lorene and their families.

  9. Larry, Lorene, and family
    You all have my greatest sympathy with the loss of your mother. I am so thankful that I got to visit with your mother a little while at my mother’s funeral. The two of them were not only cousins but good friends. I know when Mom lived across the hall from your mom, many times I would come to visit and they would be together. Take comfort-those who love will be reunited in eternity.

  10. So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Enjoyed knowing her at Kensington — she was a good friend to Cam.

  11. Sorry to hear of Adeline’s passing. I enjoyed getting to know her when I worked at Kensington Place. She was a wonderful woman. Thoughts and prayers with you all.

  12. Larry and Lorene and families,

    On behalf of the Mack family, I would like to express our deepest sympathies. Adeline was one terrific lady! We always enjoyed visiting with her. She was a straight shooter and we respected that about her! May your memories help you through this time. God’s blessings to all!

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