Fay Theeler, age 85, of Linn Grove, Iowa died on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Riverside Evangelical Free Church in Linn Grove. Burial will be in the Barnes Township Cemetery in Linn Grove. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.
Fay Lorraine Mowry was born April 4, 1934 on a farm near Marathon, Iowa the daughter of George and Lillian (Edgington) Mowry.
Growing up, Fay was raised on the family farm near Marathon where she attended school graduating from Marathon High School in 1954.
On June 19, 1954, Fay was united in marriage to John “Jack” Theeler. Fay and Jack lived and farmed the family farm north of Alta, Iowa until moving to Linn Grove in September of 1989. Fay also worked at the Sioux Care Center in Sioux Rapids for 16 years as an activity coordinator.
Fay was confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Marathon. She has been a long-time member of the Riverside Evangelical Church in Linn Grove along with the Order of Eastern Star.
Fay had a passion for cats and the many kittens they raised. In her early years while on the farm, she was known as the neighborhood babysitter, in that time period there were many farm families in the immediate area who called upon her for her care and service as she never had children of her own. Fay enjoyed music, especially playing the piano and singing. Her kittens, neighborhood kids, cousins and many nieces and nephews were the extension of her family and she loved them dearly.
Those left to cherish her memory include her brother, Jerry (Dory) Mowry of Pittsburg, California as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
Fay was preceded in death by her husband, Jack in 2006; parents, George and Lillian Mowry; brothers, George and Dick; sister, Phyllis Herzenach; nephew, Rick Mowry; parents-in-law, Lou and Agnes Theeler; and sister-in-law, Lucille Carlstrom.
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