Dorothy Ann Folkmann passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, surrounded by her family, at Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg at the age of 88 years.
Dorothy was born July 19, 1929, in Homestead, Iowa, to Adolph and Anna (Koester) Wichmann Sr. She was baptized on Aug. 18, 1929, and confirmed April 14, 1943, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Homestead. She attended St. John's Lutheran School. She met the love of her life, Loren G. Folkmann, and they were married on Sept. 5, 1948, at St. John's Lutheran Church. They lived and farmed together north of Williamsburg until they retired and moved to town in 1985. Dorothy loved Jesus with all of her heart and was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Conroy. She participated in the Ladies Aid, ESR Club and the church choir for over 60 years. She enjoyed baking, gardening, sewing, playing piano, singing, knitting, golfing and, of course, crocheting her famous scrubbies.
She had a caring and genuine heart and always saw the best in people and in every situation. She was a devoted, loving and kindhearted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She will be greatly missed by her family and the many lives she touched.
She is survived by her husband, Loren, of Williamsburg; four children, Brenda (David) Johnson of North Liberty, Gregory (Peggy) Folkmann of Williamsburg, Pamela (Chuck Huss) Folkmann-Huss of Iowa City and Julie (Craig) Hunter of Darlington, Wis.; 10 grandchildren, Anthony (Susan) Folkmann, Anne (Justin) Stuedemann, Andrew (Lindsay) Folkmann, Allison (Brett) Dietrich, Emy (Blake) Williams, Erik (Angie) Johnson, Curtis Enochson, Haley (Garrett) Struckhoff, Mitchel Hunter and Kalyn (Joshua) Lancette; 12 great-grandchildren, William and Emma Folkmann, Ella Stuedemann, Marie Folkmann, Landon and Maddox Dietrich, Ashlyn and Teague Williams, Seth and Cooper Johnson, Leo and Lincoln Struckhoff; a sister, Ethel Wichmann of Osage; a brother, Earl (Marilyn) Wichmann of Homestead; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Gary, in infancy; three brothers, Raymond, Clarence and Adolph Jr.; and two sisters, Fern Oehl and Roma Wichmann, in infancy.
Celebration of Life services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Conroy. Pastor Gary Sears will officiate. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg.
Memorials are for Trinity Lutheran Church or Lutheran Interparish School in Williamsburg.
Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
The family wishes to express sincere gratitude for the warm and tender care given to Dorothy by Highland Ridge Care Center and Iowa City Hospice.
"The love we give away is the only love we keep. I am going home to be with my Lord. The best is yet to come." Love, Dorothy