Dona Mae Franzen, 81, of Waverly, Iowa, died on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly.
Dona was born on May 5, 1936, in Savage, Minnesota, the daughter of Francis Carl and Mary Ethel (Oleson) Flood. She graduated from Waverly High School in 1954.
She was united in marriage to Edward Peter Franzen on August 15, 1955, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Edward passed away on December 2, 1977. She previously worked at Chesnut's Corner Market, was a bookkeeper for her husband's service station, Cedar Falls Daily Record and Sara Lee in New Hampton. Dona retired in 2000.
In her spare time, she enjoyed collecting tea pots and bells. She loved doing puzzle books, reading, doing puzzles, and Cross stitching and playing the penny machines.
Dona is survived by her daughter, Sandra Jean (Dennis) Sergeant of Monroe, Iowa; a son, Kenneth Carl (Jody) Franzen of Waverly, Iowa; three grandchildren, Christopher Jay Edward Sergeant, Grant Edward Franzen and Stephanie Jo Franzen; and a sister-in-law, Valeria "Rita" Flood of Janesville, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edward, a brother, Francis "Sonny" Flood, and a sister, Carol Williams.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly with Pastor Sandra Burroughs officiating. Burial will be held in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and also for one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187
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