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Audrey Jeanette Sudtelgte
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating and Deacon Rick Roder assisting. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday, with a parish rosary at 5 p.m. a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
Audrey was born Oct. 11 1931, at Paullina, IA, the daughter of Carl and Dorthea (Nielsen) Howe. She was raised and educated at Paullina graduating from Paullina High School in 1950.
On August 8, 1950, she married Earl Sudtelgte at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sutherland, IA. They made their home near Remsen where they farmed until retiring on the farm in 1988. Earl died Sept. 29, 2000. Two years later she had met her special friend Bill Rogers. Bill died April 2012. Audrey continued to live on the farm until Feb. 17, 2014 and then moved into Happy Siesta Health Care Center.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and church guild. She enjoyed spending their winters in California starting in 1984 with her husband Earl and then continued after his death with her special friend Bill until 2011. Audrey enjoyed reading, traveling, bird watching and her family.
Survivors include her seven children, Mark Sudtelgte and his fiancé Bev Homan of Remsen, Marlene (Curt) Sitzmann of LeMars, IA, Paul (Deb) of Colorado Springs, CO, Ann (Terry) Johnson of Colorado Springs, CO, John (Patty) of Payson, AZ, Dave (Debbie) of Tampa, FL, Ken (Connie) of Remsen; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren on the way; 1 great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Velora Darling of Lancaster, CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Pat Sitzmann, one great-grandson, Derek Penning, one daughter-in-law, JoAnn Sudtelgte, four sisters, Gladys (Del) Warnke, Elaine (Walter) Bern, Lila (Ed) Limke and Goldie (Gaylord) Kelley; one brother, Allan (Tess) Howe, one brother-in-law, Del Darling.
Casket bearers will be six of her children, Marlene, Paul, Ann, John, Dave and Ken.
Sending a heart felt sypathy to Audrey family. She was always so kind.
Jane Anderson Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
Audrey was so loving and encouraging. She always remembered to stop and say hi and asked how I was doing everytime she saw me. I will never forget the memories I have of her and the laughs that we shared. Audrey will be watching over us now and her family are all in my pr...
Stacey Kliever (Rolling) Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
Ken, your mother will be remembered as a loving and caring person. I remember her great personality when she work for us. She always brought smiles to everyone everyday.
Connie Mueller Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
Dear John, Patty and all of our Sudtelge Cousins. Love Prayers and Hugs from California. The times your Mom spent with Grandpa Allan & Aunt Val made their Golden Years shine brighter.
Richard Denogean Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss
Dan Schumacher Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
Marlene & Curt, So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Russ & LeAnn Hobson Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
sorry to hear about your loss
LORENPAGELER Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
Dear family of Audrey S. We send our heartfelt sympathy at this time. I used to tend the first couple of you kids when I was a teen (many years ago). We are grateful to have Marlene as one of the nurses at Good Samaritan in Le Mars where Merlyn now lives. I am planning t...
Merlyn and Jan Klein Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM