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Ensley, Dolores ("Dee") Mae (Bergman) (1932 - 2021)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 4/22/2021 at 18:31:44

Name of deceased: Delores “Dee” Mae Ensley (nee Bergman)

Aged: 88 yrs, 7 mo, 22 days

Residence: Avoca Specialty Care in Avoca, Pottawattamie County, IA

Born: July 23, 1932; Pleasant Township, Pottawattamie County, IA

Died: March 17, 2021; Avoca Specialty Care, Avoca, Pottawattamie County, IA

Funeral services: Monday, March 22, 2021; Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home, Inc., Harlan, IA; burial was in the Graceland Cemetery, Avoca, IA

Survived by: Daughters, Debra Ricklefs and Cindy Ensley, both of Avoca, IA; son, Allen (spouse, Kathy) Ensley of Hollis, OK; grandchildren, Rachel (spouse, Curt) Roe, Jared Ricklefs, Destiny (spouse, B.J.) Cummins, and Jamie (spouse, Jade) Terbush; great-grandchildren, Jayden Ricklefs, Skyler Roe, Saige Roe, Cooper Cummins, Cara Cummins, and Crew Cummins; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Frank and Bertha (nee Dirgo) Bergman; husband, Wallace (deceased Sep. 29, 2018); son, Michael Ensley; sister, Mary Ann Bergman

Education: Attended country school in Pleasant Township, Pottawattamie County, before starting grade 6 in the Avoca (IA) public school system; graduated from Avoca (IA) High School, Class of 1950

Religious affiliation: no information provided

Military service: n/a

Marriage: Wallace LeRoy Ensley; Sep. 11, 1952; Avoca, IA

Employment: Homemaker while Wallace was in the U. S. Navy, serving at various posts until the family relocated to the Tennent area, Shelby County, IA in 1958, where they farmed for many years until they retired in 2001.

Hobbies/Interests: enjoyed gardening as long as her health allowed; later, she collected family furniture, pictures, and dishes; enjoyed geneaology, listening to old-time country music and to polka music; liked watching TV, writing letters to family, and doing crossword puzzles

Sources: harlanonline.com; burmeisterjohannsen.com


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