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Elnora Jane Dose 1935 - 2021


Posted By: Connie Swearingen (email)
Date: 2/25/2021 at 15:16:18

Mapleton Press
21 January 2021

Elnora Jane Dose, 85, of Sergeant Bluff (formerly of Mapleton, Iowa), passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Embassy Rehab & Care Center of Sergeant Bluff.

A Funeral Service was held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 18, at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton. Rev. Chris LaBoube officiated. Committal Services followed in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Mapleton. A Visitation was held prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governorís proclamation, masks were mandatory and social distancing guidelines applied during all services. The Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Elnora Jane Dose, the daughter of Gerald and Esther (Ruchti) Nathlich, was born on May 11, 1935, in Ute. She grew up in rural Mapleton and received her education from Mapleton High School.

On Nov. 20, 1955, Elnora was united in marriage to Norman H. Dose in the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton. The couple lived in Mapleton for a year then moved to a farm west of town. Later, the family moved to the Bennett farm near Smithland. They lived in Danbury for a year and moved back to Mapleton in 1984. Elnora enjoyed being a farmwife and homemaker.

In her younger years, Elnora was active in the Red Hat Society, American Legion Auxiliary, the Birthday Club, and the Ute Quilting Club. She was a member of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church. In her later years, Elnora moved to the Prime Living Apartments in Sioux City and then to the Embassy Rehab & Care Center in Sergeant Bluff.

Left to cherish her memory include her son, Kevin Dose of Mapleton; siblings, Charlie (Nancy) Nathlich of Sioux City, Helen Nathlich-Farley of Council Bluffs, Gerald (Laura) Nathlich, Jr. of Woodward, and John (Donna) Nathlich of Omaha, Neb.; brothers-in-law, Leo (Florice) Dose of Mapleton and Bud (Darlene) Dose of Anthon; sister-in-law, Pauline (Orville) Hummelgard of Battle Creek; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman Dose (2005); daughter, Deborah Dose (2019), infant children, Patricia and Greggory; sister, Mary Ann (Larry) Benesh; and sister-in-law, Norma Jean Dose.


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