Doralice Ney

Doralice Mary Ney, age 97 of Granville, IA passed away on Friday, November 17, 2023 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon, IA where she had been a resident since September, 2022.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville at 9:00 A.M. with the funeral to follow at 10:30 A.M. Father Daniel Greving will be officiating and Deacon Dan Goebel assisting. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Granville. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen, IA.

Doralice was born on June 13, 1926 to Albert and Mary (Krantz) Keuster, in Granville, IA. She was raised in Granville and educated at St Joseph Catholic School.

On November 25, 1943 she married John T. “Jack” Ney at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, IA. Doralice was a homemaker for many years. When Doralice started working outside the home she was employed at the Royal Dutch Bakery in Orange City, Firelite Lanes and Lounge and OK Cafe in Alton. In addition, she valued her time at The Hiway Café and Chit Chat Café, both in Hospers.

Doralice enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, as well as baking, cooking, playing cards, and decorating inside and outside their home for the various seasons of the year. Many hours were spent outside with Jack, taking care of the yard and flowers, or sitting on their swing. She loved visiting with family and friends in person and on the phone. Strong in her faith, she attended daily mass with her rosary beads in hand, and lighted the vigil light anytime someone needed extra prayers.

Survivors include her two daughters, Marlene Pottebaum of Hospers, Carol Jean (Tom) Vortherms of Sioux City, and one son, Steve (Julie) Ney, of Primghar, 10 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jack of 76 years, her parents, Jack’s parents, John and Mary Ney, a Son-in-law, Arlin Pottebaum, six brothers and sisters, Kathleen Dreckman, Ida Brunsman, Rosella Krantz, Armella Stallman, Clarence Krantz, and Elmer Krantz, along with a niece Cathy (Dreckman) Langel.

Casket bearers will be Jeremey Vortherms, Tim Vortherms, Justin Vortherms, Ryan Pottebaum, Ben Ney and Jake Ney. Honorary bearers will be Jill Verduin, Holly Vortherms, Gina Spiller, and Matison Mothershead