MAXINE L. DOLCH
Maxine Dolch, 91, of Atlantic, passed away at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa on Sunday, March 25, 2012.
Maxine Lena Bode was born to William and Elsie (Cron) Bode October 21, 1920 at home north of Cold Springs State Park in rural Cass County, Iowa. Maxine graduated, as valedictorian, from Lewis High School. Following graduation, she attended Simpson College and then taught country school for a short time.
Maxine married Gale Walter Dolch May 27, 1942 in Omaha, NE. She helped Gale farm in the Cass/Montgomery county area until they retired in 2002. They were blessed with three sons: Stephen Gale, Vincent Clark, and Wesley Mark.
Maxine enjoyed playing cards and bingo, doing crossword puzzles, and reading her Bible. She loved raising a garden, flowers, and her chickens. In her younger years, she taught Sunday school and Bible school. She and Gale enjoyed traveling to many states, Canada, and Africa. They also enjoyed attending their grandchildren’s sporting events and FFA activities.
Survivors include her sons, Stephen (Linda) Dolch of Morton's Mill/Villisca; Vincent (Becky) Dolch, also of Morton’s Mill, and W. Mark (Priscilla) of Story City; grandchildren, Matthew (Fiancée Bryttni Westlake), Michael, Marshall, Mikayla, Clark, Jared, Dylan, Loren (Laura), Kara (Fiancé, Justin Griggs), and Dana Dolch. She is also survived by two sisters, Arlene Jahnke of Atlantic and Betty (Dula) Thompson of Lewis, one sister-in-law, Janet Dolch of Cumberland; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, Gale, of 69 years, on November 25, 2011.
IN REMEMBRANCE OF
Maxine Lena Dolch
Born October 21, 1920
DATE OF DEATH
March 25, 2012
At the Age of 91 Years, 5 Months and 4 Days
10:30 A.M. on Saturday, March 31, 2012
Roland Funeral Home Atlantic, Iowa
Pastor Jason Zaiger
Atlantic Church of Christ Atlantic, Iowa
"The Old Rugged Cross"
"How Great Thou Art"
"On Eagles Wings"
Matthew Dolch Michael Dolch Clark Dolch
Jared Dolch Marshall Dolch Dylan Dolch Mikayla Dolch
Loren Dolch Kara Dolch Dana Dolch
Laura Dolch Bryttni Westlake Justin Griggs
Oakwood Cemetery at Lewis, Iowa
Maxine's family invites relatives and friends to join them for a luncheon at the Atlantic Church of Christ following committal.
Atlantic Church of Christ - 801 Chestnut Street
A memorial, to Open Door Mission,
will be established in Maxine's name