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DeEtta "Dee" Herdrich

Fort Madison

DeEtta B. "Dee" Herdrich, 68, of Fort Madison, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at her home in Fort Madison.
She was born Dec. 2, 1950, in Grinnell, Iowa, the daughter of Charles F. and Myrtle (Bell) Orcutt. On July 26, 2002, she married Jim Herdrich in Louisville, Texas.
She is survived by her husband, Jim;
one daughter, Tina M. (Dave) Whiteaker; one son, Michael W. (Jamie) Lindsey; a stepdaughter, Shelda Parodas; one stepson, Keven M. (Maricella) Herdrich; one brother, Lewie (Carol) Orcutt; two sisters, Elaine Orcutt and Ellen (Bill) Pithan; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nine nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; father and mother-in-law, Shorty and Wanda Herdrich; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Fern Orcutt; three nephews; and one great-niece.
Dee was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Franklin.
Friends may call after noon Friday, Sept. 20, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Franklin, Iowa, with Pastor Michael Bennett officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery, rural Franklin.
A memorial has been established in her memory for St. Peter's Church.
Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.
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