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HARRENSTEIN, Lauretta 1916-2004


Posted By: Doug Harrenstein (email)
Date: 1/29/2012 at 19:58:17

Lauretta Harrenstein, 88, of Webster City, died Monday, April 12, 2004, at the Trinity Regional Medical Center at Fort Dodge, Iowa. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Community Church, east of Kamrar, with Rev. Todd Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Community Cemetery.

Lauretta Elma Van Langen, daughter of Oltman and Katherine Hassebrock Van Langen was born March 20, 1916 on a farm east of Kamrar. She attended Kamrar Public School, graduating in 1935. She attended Iowa State Teacher's College at Cedar Falls and taught in rural schools in Hamilton County. On November 14, 1942 she was united in marriage to John Harrenstein of Wellsburg, Iowa at Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, Des Moines, Iowa by the bride's cousin the Rev. Wilbur Hassebrock. The couple resided at Kamrar. She continued to teach in Hamilton County. She was employed at the Raska Upholstering Shop in Webster City as a seamstress for many years, retiring in 1979. Mr. Harrenstein died February 8, 1996. She moved to Webster City in November of 2003.

Mrs. Harrenstein is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Dorothy Harrenstein of Clear Lake; Curtis and Judy Harrenstein of Webster City; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Allen Geilenfeld of Clear Lake; grandchildren Rebecca and Jason Salge, John, Joe and Marcus Harrenstein; Andrew, Rachel, and Hannah Geilenfeld; great-grandsons Ryan and Connor Salge; brother Ronald Van Langen of Phoenix, Arizona; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Vera Berglund; brothers, Orville, Loren, Allen, Clifford and Donald Van Langen.

She was a member of the Community Church of Kamrar, her church circle, quilting circle, and her interests centered on being a homemaker, her church and her family.


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