Delores Blanche Sauerbrei, 86, of Fairbank, Iowa, formerly of Readlyn, Iowa, died Friday, December 21, 2018, at her home.
Delores was born July 26, 1932, in Black Hawk County, the daughter of Albert and Daisy (Ohl) Strempke. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fairbank. She graduated from Oran High School and Allen Nursing School. On November 27, 1952, Delores was united in marriage to Wesley Sauerbrei at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fairbank. Delores was a registered nurse at Allen Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 1995. She also did the bookwork for the family business, Sauerbrei Oil Company.
Delores was a longtime member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Readlyn where she was active with the Martha Circle. She was also a member of the VFW Auxillary #5668, Community Club, Readlyn Historical Society and the Red Hats. She enjoyed gambling, playing cards and crocheting.
Delores is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (Keith) Brandt of Waverly and Teresa (Mike) Duffy of Fairbank; three sons, Gary (Connie) Sauerbrei, Larry (Deb) Sauerbrei and Jerry (Cindy) Sauerbrei all of Readlyn; fourteen grandchildren; forty-three great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wesley and a great-grandson, Nicholas Pierce.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2018, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Readlyn with Rev. Dr. Jean Rabary officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Readlyn and for an hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Memorials may be directed to the family and on-line condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Readlyn is in charge of arrangements. 319-279-3551
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