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Marcella Hamann (Darling)

October 9, 1917 — April 17, 2019

Marcella Hamann (Darling)

Marcella Hamann, 101, of Atlantic, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Heritage House.
Mabel Marcella Hamann (Marcella), Atlantic, Iowa, was born October 9, 1917 on a farm southeast of Anita, the daughter of Grover and Mabel Bornholdt Darling. Marcella graduated from Wiota High in 1934. Marcella taught country school after graduating from normal training in Atlantic, Iowa. On May 22, 1940 she was united in marriage to Lester William Hamann and to this union three daughters were born, Karen Kay, Sharon May and Patricia Anne. Lester and Marcella farmed for several years near Anita. In 1963, they moved to Atlantic, Iowa. Marcella worked several years at Heritage House and later was a long-time resident there. She was active as Heritage House Residents Association President and played piano for various activities.

Marcella is survived by twin daughters, Karen Laartz and her husband, Lyle, of Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, and Sharon Ticknor of Lincoln, Nebraska; six grandchildren, Brian Laartz and his wife Brenda, of Longmont, Colorado; Amy Laartz and her husband Tom Rovis of Scarsdale, New York; Dr. Brent Laartz and friend Valerie of Tampa, Florida; Kirk Ticknor and his wife Cindy, of Columbus, Georgia; Lisa Loseke and her husband, Tim of Hickman, Nebraska; Kristin Schmidt and her husband, Darrin, of Elk Horn, Nebraska; four great granddaughters; 11 great grandsons; four great great grandchildren; one nephew and four nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester, in 2001; parents, Grover and Mabel Darling; one daughter, Patricia Hamann; one son-in-law, Keith Ticknor; two brothers, Harry and Joe Darling; and a sister-in-law, Arlene Scholl.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m., Monday. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 22, 2019, at Roland Funeral Home, with Reverend Dean McPherson of the First United Methodist Church in Atlantic, officiating. Burial will be in the Atlantic Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation to the Heritage House Good Samaritan Fund and the First United Methodist Churches in Atlantic and Anita.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Marcella’s family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at


Marcella Hamann

October 9, 1917 ~ Lincoln Township, Cass County, Iowa

April 17, 2019 ~ Atlantic, Iowa

At the age of 101 years, 6 months & 8 days

11:00 a.m., Monday, April 22, 2019
Roland Funeral Home ~ Atlantic, Iowa

Pastor Dean McPherson
First United Methodist Church ~ Atlantic, Iowa

Marcia Anderson

“ On Eagles Wings”
“Amazing Grace”
“How Great Thou Art”
“The Old Rugged Cross”

Bobby Ticknor
Ben Loseke
Nate Loseke
Nick Loseke
Ryan Schmidt
Sammy Schmidt
Miles Schmidt
Porter Laartz

John Ticknor
Jackson Dean
Jonah Rovis

Atlantic Cemetery ~ Atlantic, Iowa

The family invites you to join them in Heritage Hall
at the Heritage House immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to the Heritage House Good Samaritan Fund
or the First United Methodist Churches in Atlantic or Anita.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marcella Hamann (Darling), please visit our flower store.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

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