Frances W. Lageschulte, 100, of Waverly, Iowa, passed away late Friday night, August 31, 2018 at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly.
Frances was born on August 27, 1918, in Magnolia, Iowa, the daughter of Alice Audrey (Akers) and Harry John Tensmeyer. She was baptized and confirmed at the Methodist Church in Magnolia. Frances graduated in 1937 from Magnolia High School. After graduation she moved to Waverly to take care of her elderly cousins, and she also met her future husband! She was married to Wendell Lageschulte on September 8, 1940 in Waverly. The couple farmed north of Waverly for 25 years and then moved into their new home in 1965. Wendell passed away in 1988, and Frances continued to live in their home until May of 2017, when she moved to Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community.
Frances was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church in Waverly. She loved to quilt at the Waverly Senior Center, crochet and work the household auctions at the fairgrounds. She retired from Mennenga Auctions when she turned 94!
Frances is survived by her daughter, Janice (Jerry) Janssen of Waverly; three grandchildren, Jill (Rick Rieger) Janssen of Waverly, Jeff Janssen of Waterloo, and Jodi (George) Ingham of Des Moines; one great-granddaughter, Anastasia Ingham; one sister, Louise James; three brothers-in-law, Harvey Carolus, Roger (Lee) Lageschulte, and Gail (Doris) Earleywine; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Wendell; her parents; five sisters, Barb LaForge, Marie Brandenburg, Mary Tensmeyer, Phyllis Stocker, and Elaine Earleywine; three brothers, Dave, Bill and Henry Tensmeyer.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 08, 2018 at Heritage United Methodist Church in Waverly, with Pastor Rick Burns officiating. Burial will follow in Harlington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:00 am on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation, and online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187
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