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Doreen Streeper
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Doreen Streeper, 79, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a period of declining health. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, rural Monticello, with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery. The Rev. Wade Reddy will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at
Surviving is her brother, Kenneth (Marilyn) Streeper, Anamosa; a nephew, Doug (Nancy) Streeper, Solon; two nieces, Debbie (Mark) Hein, Monticello, and Teresa (Brian) Anton, Cedar Rapids; five great-nephews; 12 great-great-nieces and nephews; and her longtime friend and companion, Clyde Zedick, of Monticello.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Doreen Marie Streeper was born Aug. 14, 1938, in Monticello, Iowa. She was the daughter of Harley and Iren Bennen Streeper. She received her early education in the Wayne Township School No. 6. Doreen graduated from the Monticello community schools as the salutatorian of the Class of 1956. She then attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids. Doreen was employed at the Monticello Creamery and Feed Store. She was the office manager for Mississippi Valley Milk Producers Association in Mount Joy, Iowa. She later worked for Swiss Valley in Monticello. She also owned a hair salon in Cedar Rapids called Studio 2000.
Doreen was the organist at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church for 66 years, playing for the last time on Easter Sunday 2017. She had also served as the Sunday school superintendent, had been the president of the ELCA, and led a Bible study class as well.
Doreen loved the outdoors. She owned several motorcycles and she and Clyde took many trips on their bikes all over Iowa and the United States. She belonged to the Jones County Hiking Club. She also enjoyed canoeing and boating. After church on Sundays, she and Clyde often made a trip to Guttenberg to have lunch along the river.

Posted on Tuesday, 14 November 2017