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Viola Madge Gengler

August 11, 1926 — October 23, 2020

Viola Madge Gengler, 94 years old, of Remsen, IA, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020 at Floyd Valley Hospital, Le Mars, IA surrounded by her family.           

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, IA with Father William McCarthy officiating.  Masks will be required and social distancing restrictions will be followed in the church.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen, IA.  Visitation with the family present, keeping to social distancing restrictions will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.  Visitation will resume 1 hour before the service on Thursday at the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent online and the funeral can be viewed after at www.fischfh.com.  

Ole was born August 11, 1926 in Moville, IA, the daughter of Kenneth and Claira (Strackbein) Baker.  Ole was raised and educated in Pierson until the 6th grade and then moved to Remsen and graduated in 1944 from Remsen Union.   

On February 7, 1949 she married Joe Gengler at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen.  The couple farmed south of Remsen until moving into town in August of 1984.  Joe passed away July 29, 2013.  Ole was blessed to remain independently in her home.           

Ole was a member of St. Mary's Parish and Guild.  She had a talent for cooking and baking.  She will be remembered for her great desserts.  She enjoyed getting out on Sunday mornings for breakfast with the family not so much for the food but for the pull tabs and family time.  Ole looked forward to people stopping by the house and visiting with her.  One of Ole's greatest gifts was her memory.  Even at 94 years old she was still as sharp as ever.  She looked forward to family gatherings and enjoyed spending time with all of her children and grand (great) children who will miss her dearly.               

Ole is survived by twelve children, Karen (David) Wimer of Fremont, NE, Connie Carter of Leawood, KS, Jim and Wendy Gengler of Paullina, IA, Diane Pfeffer of Omaha, NE, Jane (Bob) Prieksat of Fort Calhoun, NE, Laurie (Martin) Long of Lyons, NE, Rod and Barb (Thorman) of Fremont, NE, Lisa Gengler of Le Mars, IA, Dale and Diane (Boisen) Gengler of Sioux City, IA, Kyle and Brenda (Ruhland) Gengler of Remsen, IA, Tammie (Bill) Miller of Le Mars, IA, Stacie Gengler of Fort Calhoun, NE.  Twenty-two grandchildren, Chris and Scott Wimer, Jeff Carter, Amy Vos, Karie Aeikens, Jon Gengler, Chelsey Forehead, Jason and Joe Prieksat, Megan Sovde, Miranda and Martin Avery Long, Cody Gengler, Nikki Mausbach, Tyler, Brent and Thane Gengler, Tyler Broveak, Derek and Daren Gengler, Brittany Berkes and Shelby Miller; 26 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Rita (Howard) Sitzmann of Le Mars, IA.           

Preceded by her husband and parents, siblings Bonnie (Warner) Meissner, Victor (Mae) Baker, Clarence (Carola) Baker, Blanche (Melvin) Majeres, Roscoe (Bernice) Baker and Warren (Marvis) Baker. 

Casket bearers will be; Dale Gengler, Daren Gengler, Tyler Gengler, Chris Wimer, Jason Prieksat and Jon Gengler.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

5:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Fisch Funeral Home & Monuments

310 Fulton St, Remsen, IA 51050

Visitation with the family present, keeping to social distancing restrictions will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Visitation will resume 1 hour before the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences ma

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