Delores M. Flanscha, 83, of Tripoli and formerly of Sumner, died Monday, January 9, 2017, at Unity-Point/ Allen Hospital in Waterloo.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 13, 2017, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. George Volkert officiating. Burial will follow at Union Mound Cemetery in Sumner. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church preceding the funeral service on Friday.
Delores Mae, daughter of Everett and Hilda (Bauer) Prestien was born January 31, 1933, in rural Bremer County. She received her education in the Tripoli Schools. On March 25, 1951, she was united in marriage with Norman Flanscha in Manhattan, Kansas. The couple made their home in Sumner. Delores worked at the Sunrise Guest Home in Fredericksburg, and following that worked at the Bremer County Care Facility. She was a long time member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sumner and the Ladies’ Society.
She is survived by her daughter, Becky (Randy) Bockenstedt of Fredericksburg, Virginia; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one half sister, Judy Batterson; and two sisters-in-law, Norma Prestien and Margie Prestien.
In addition to her parents and husband, Norman, she was preceded in death by her son, Mark, two daughters, Cindy and Susan; and three brothers, Duane, Vernon and Harlan Prestien.