Delores R. Ische

Delores R. Ische

Delores R. Ische, age 98 of Norwood Young America, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 at The Haven in Norwood Young America.
Funeral service was Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church (14735 CR 153) in Benton Township, rural Cologne with Rev. Eric Zacharias as officiant. Visitation was Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Delores R. (Kroells) Ische was born on April 19, 1919 in Washington Lake Township of Sibley County, the daughter of Peter and Lena (Nellen) Kroells. Delores was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Ev. Reformed Church in Hamburg. On June 26, 1941, Delores was united in marriage with Raymond M. Ische at St. Paul’s Ev. Reformed Church in Hamburg. This union was blessed with children RoNaye, Richard and Robert.
Delores and Raymond lived on the Ische family farm in Hancock Township where Delores worked alongside her husband in all aspects of the family farm operation. She enjoyed tending to the chickens, gardening and being with the animals as much as possible.
Delores was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church where she was a member of its Ladies Aid. For 33 years Delores and Raymond wintered in Arizona. There she enjoyed painting, knitting, playing cards and dancing. Delores was a fan of old time and big band music. She looked forward to watching the Mollie B show every Saturday and seeing her live at Stiftungsfest.
Delores will be remembered as a hard worker who was always easy going, friendly and pleasant.
Delores is preceded in death by her husband Raymond Ische; parents Peter and Lena Kroells; father-in-law and mother-in-law William and Lydia Ische; sister and brother-in-law Esther and Martin Oelfke; brothers and sister-in-law Milton Kroells, Wallace Kroells, Harlan and Betty Kroells; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Larry and Hortence Ische, Melvin Ische, William and Rhoda Ische.
Delores is survived by her loving family: children RoNaye (David) Gnan of Belle Plaine, Richard (RaNaye) Ische of Waconia, Robert Ische of Norwood Young America; grandchildren Pamela (Kevin) Cook, Scott (Pamela) Gnan, Russell Gnan, Rachelle (Ron) Eiden, Chris (Tricia) Ische, Jill (Grady) Kruse, Nathan (Bridget) Ische; great-grandchildren Kevin Lee (Emily) Cook, Melissa (Patrick) Ashby, Eric Cook, Aaron Gnan, Alex Gnan, Meridith Eiden, Elise Eiden, Joseph Ische, Lauren Ische, Connor Kruse, Noah Kruse, Mickey Kruse; great-great grandchildren David and Ryan Cook, Grant and Charlotte Ashby, Logan Cook; sisters-in-law Lyla Kroells of Norwood Young America, Marlene Kroells of Norwood Young America, Muriel Ische of Norwood Young America; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Serving as casket bearers Scott Gnan, Russell Gnan, Chris Ische, Nathan Ische, Aaron Gnan and Kevin Cook.
Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. www.johnsonfh.com

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