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Ommen, Catherine 1926 - 2007

OMMEN, FEUERSTEIN, EICHMAN

Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 12/11/2010 at 09:06:12

Catherine Ommen

Date of Death
Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ceylon, Minnesota

Catherine ďKayĒ Ommen, 81,of Ceylon, Minnesota formerly of Akron, Iowa passed away early Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at her home in Ceylon.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2007 at St. Peterís Lutheran Church in Ceylon, Minnesota with Reverend Gordon Syverson officiating. Burial of her ashes will be on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 in St. Johnís Lutheran Cemetery, Craig, Iowa. Visitations will be after 6:00 p.m. Friday evening at St. Peterís Lutheran Church in Ceylon, Minnesota followed by a 7:30 p.m. Prayer Service Friday evening at the church. Visitations will continue Saturday morning at the church form noon until service time.

Pallbearers will be Greg Feuerstein, David Feuerstein, Roy Feuerstein, Bradley Opsal, Gary Spurrel, Keith Asseln, Steve Owen, and Kenny Kittleson.

Catherine ďKayĒ Feuerstein was born February 21, 1926 in Sheldon, Iowa to Sylvester and Sylvia (Eichman) Feuerstein. As a young girl, Kay moved with her family to Watertown, South Dakota where she attended Watertown High School graduating with the Class of 1945. Following high school, Kay attended the Bartron School of Nursing in Watertown. Catherine was united in marriage to Ervin Ommen on November 19, 1950 at Watertown, South Dakota. Kay and Ervin lived in Garden City, South Dakota before moving to Le Mars, Iowa in 1955. A few years later they moved back to Garden City until 1972 when they moved to Dell Rapids, South Dakota. From 1986 they lived in the Akron area before moving to Ceylon in 2004.

Kay had worked as an OB Supervisor at St. Annís Hospital in Watertown and later as a private nurse for Bob Bartron also in Watertown. While in Dell Rapids, Kay served as the Director of Nursing for the South Dakota ODD Fellows Home. While living in Akron, Kay worked at the Akron Care Center. After moving to Ceylon, Kay worked briefly at the Armstrong Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa.

At the age of 77, Kay fulfilled a lifetime dream, she went on a Mission Trip to Tanzania. Kay retired from her nursing career after 54 years as a Registered Nurse.

Kay enjoyed collecting elephants, knitting, crocheting, quilting, and ceramics. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Red Hat Society of Ceylon, Ceylon American Legion Auxiliary, and a lifetime member of the Rebecca Lodge .

To honor Kayís memory the family will be creating a scholarship for nursing at the Iowa Lakeís Community College. Memorialís will be directed to this scholarship.

Survivors include her of husband of 56 years, Ervin on Ceylon, MN; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Debra Ommen of Ceylon, MN; 3 grandchildren: Jason Ommen of Ceylon, MN, Jennifer and her husband David Swan of Woodland Park, CO, and Joy and her husband Dan Pockrus of Pocono Summit, PA; and 2 great granddaughters, Cassie and Adara Pockrus; 10 brothers and sisters: Rozella Duke of Birmingham, AL, Blanche and Leonard Roso of Lake Nordan, SD, Lewis and Monica Feuerstein of Watertown, SD, Melvin and Carol Feuerstein of Sioux Falls, SD, James and Pat Feuerstein of Waterville, MN, Sharon and Dennis Cayle of Spearfish, SD, Vincent and Jan Feuerstein of Excelsior, MN, Richard and Janet Feuerstein of Bronson, MO, Judith and Duane Opsal of St. Michaels, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Sylvia (Eichman) Feuerstein; a brother, Robert Feuerstein; and 2 sisters, Arlene Madsen and Ruth Feuerstein.

Source: Carlsen Funeral Home
Le Mars, Iowa


 

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