Stella Dahlman, age 93 of Rock Rapids, IA, died Friday, December 14, 2012, at the Lyon Manor in Rock Rapids.
Her memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at the Faith Baptist Church in Rock Rapids, with Reverend Jeff Poppinga officiating. Burial will take place prior to the memorial service at 9:30 a.m. in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George, IA.
The Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is in charge of arrangements.
Stella Anna Mae (Hass) Dahlman was involved and active her entire life. She lived in her own home over 60 years until falling and fracturing her hip October 17.
The older child of Weib C. and Henrietta (Stomberg) Hass, Stella was born February 27, 1919, in Lyon County at her parents’ farm home near George. She attended rural school through the eighth grade. As was common in those days, she spoke Low German at home, learned English for school, and knew High German from church. June 7, 1949, Stella married Irvin Dahlman at George, and the couple worked for local farmers before settling in Rock Rapids in 1952. Throughout the years Stella performed cleaning and childcare duties for others and was employed at the local Crown Jewelers Store from 1973-1996. Irvin lived until 1986.
Stella enjoyed traveling, crocheting, sewing, painting ceramics, playing organ and piano, and participating in Christian Women’s Club. A long-time member of Faith Baptist Church, she was active with piano playing and Awana. Visits with younger friends Lynette Van Schepen and Brad Hindt were welcome events.
Stella is survived by her Hass nephew Alan of Kingsley, IA, as well as nieces Karen (Rob) Sims of St. Peters, MO, and Mona (Gary) Marshik of Canton, SD. Stella was preceded in death by nephew Lyndon Hass of George; surviving is niece-in-law Jeri (Alan) Schettler of Worthington, MN. All their children and grandchildren also loved and appreciated having “Aunt Stella” in their lives. Many other relatives, friends, and neighbors mourn her loss.
In addition to her husband Irvin, preceding Stella in death were her brother John W. Hass and his wife Phyllis, along with all the Dahlman siblings and spouses.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.