Thelma Hatting

Thelma Hatting age 82 of Ashton, IA died Friday, January 4, 2013 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, IA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton, with Father John Vakulskas as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 8th from 4-8 PM with family present from 6-8 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ashton. There will be a rosary at 4:00 PM and a vigil service at 7:00 PM Tuesday evening at the church.

Thelma Jane (Kruger) Hatting was born April 8, 1930 in Ashton, Iowa, the daughter of Helmer H. and Lydia (Christians) Kruger. She grew up in the Ashton area and attended country school. On June 5, 1951 she was united in marriage to Charles B. Hatting at Ashton. Thelma worked as a cook at the Ashton Public School and St. Joseph’s School along with raising her four children. She also babysat for many years. After her husband’s death in 1980 she was employed as a cook at the Cedar Cabin, until her retirement in 2008.

In 2009 Thelma entered the Sibley Nursing & Rehab Center where she remained until her death on January 4, 2013 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley at the age of eighty-two.

She is survived by her daughter, Janice (Tony) Majerus of Des Moines, IA; three sons, Mike (Deb) Hatting and Dennis (Doreen) Hatting, both of Ashton, IA; and Vince (Cindy) Hatting of Sheldon, IA; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Helmer (Joyce) Kruger of Westminster, CO and Lyle (Gale) Kruger of Cherokee, IA; four sisters, Marlys Osburn of Las Vegas, NV, Virginia (Burt) Meinerts of George, IA, Beatrice (Don) Moore of Las Vegas, NV and Delores (Lloyd) Krull of George, IA; and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-nine years, Charles Hatting; her parents, Helmer and Lydia Kruger; step-mother, Lena Kruger; brother, Eugene (Bob) Kruger; and a great-grandson, Matthew Anderson.

In lieu of flowers memorial are preferred.

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