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Doris J. Tenley (1932-2020)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 12/29/2020 at 20:09:02

Doris Janet Tenley, 88, of Stanwood, entered into her eternal rest on her birthday, December 18, 2020, in the comfort of her home with her family at her side. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Fry Funeral Home, Tipton. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 10:00 am, Fry Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Stanwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Everett Husmann, Eddie Husmann, Mark Lyon, Richard Lyon, Roger Zirkelbach, and Tony Wagner. In lieu of flowers, memorials for the Union Church, Fire and Ambulance Services of Stanwood may be sent to 401 West Street, Stanwood, Iowa 52337. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com .

Doris, daughter of Edgar and Gladys Lyon, was born on December 18, 1932 in Linn County, Iowa. She graduated from Wyoming High School and was married to Dean Allen Tenley on August 18, 1965. Doris was a farmwife and a child care provider, a member of the Stanwood Union Church and the Union Church Circle. Doris was known for her quick-witted comebacks, love of birds, many years of childcare and her “beautiful” decorated yard. She enjoyed quilting, garage sales, collecting cookie jars, puzzles, Christmas and all kids, especially her grand and great grandkids.

Doris is survived by her children; Dee Ann Koberle of Stanwood, Donna (Garret) Moenk of Monticello, Diane (Paul) Feuss of Oxford Junction, Deborah (Richard) Meyer of Mechanicsville, Denise (Wade) Engelkens of Stanwood and David (Ginger) Tenley of Clarence; sister, Pat (George) Zirkelbach, sister-in-law Pat Lyon, and her brother Darwin (Darlene) Lyon; 16 grandchildren and 14 1/2 great grandchildren. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, husband (July 17, 2012) grandson-in-law, Troy Brown; and siblings, Margaret Pegariek, Norma Tenley, Eugene Lyon, Robert Lyon, Kenneth Lyon and Elaine Husmann.

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