Delores Fay (Current) Neal of Mechanicsville, formally of Monmouth passed away on Saturday morning December 11th, 2021 at Mechanicsville Specialty Care. In honor of Delores, with weather permitting, a graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. on January 5, 2022 at the Monmouth Cemetery with a luncheon to follow. Dawson Funeral Services of Maquoketa is caring for her family at this time.
Delores was born on May 5th, 1933 in Baldwin, Iowa to Milo and Elsie (Vietzke) Current. Delores was baptized March 31st, 1934 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lost Nation, Iowa. She was educated in country schools in her younger years and then a graduate from Monmouth High School Class of 1951. Delores was a star basketball player for Monmouth Girls Basketball Team. She was united in marriage on January 5th, 1952 to Floyd E. Neal in Dubuque. He preceded her in death on May 28th, 1995. Together they farmed for 28 years and owned their own grain and gravel hauling business. Delores also worked as a cook for Camp Courageous for 15 years. She had been a resident of the Monmouth, Canton, Wyoming, Anamosa, and Monticello areas before living in Mechanicsville.
Delores enjoyed hunting mushrooms and ginseng, playing cards, bingo, going on bus trips, fixing a twelve-course meal for family and friends, and listening and dancing to Joe and The Ridge Runners Country Music. Delores was an animal lover and also loved to can and freeze vegetables from her garden.
Delores is survived by: two daughters- Jody (James) Nowachek-Miller of Anamosa and Judy (Randy) Lange of Onslow; two granddaughters- Koree Miller and Nikki (Jeff) Martens; step-granddaughter- Kim DeMoss; four grandsons; Dan, David, and Dustin DeMoss and Joshua Neal; greatgrandchildren- Layne and Britan Martens, Taylor Tefs, Kailee and Wyatt Demoss, Alexis and Jace Neal; former son-in-law Doug (Pam) DeMoss; former daughter-in-law Debbie (Randy) Gile; special nephew- Richard (Cindy) Neal; great nieces- Jenny (Brian) Eckhardt , Kristin (Eric) Garien , Lacey (Terry) Frahm; a niece-in-law Annette Wilson Holmes and two great nieces Hattie and Amelia Holmes; and many great great nieces and nephews. Cousins Roddy Bladel of New York, New York and Jim (Joanne) Caldwell of Mesquite, Nevada. A special cousin Wayne (Linda) Current of Waynestown, Indiana, and many other cousins from the Current Family. A very special friend and caregiver; Alyssa Kracke whom Delores cherished as a granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd, son Randy Neal, nephew Kevin Holmes, son-in-law Ronnie Nowachek, step grandson Micheal Nowachek, a niece Georgia Neal Leaver, her parents and grandparents, mother and father-in-law, two sister-in-laws, and two brother-in-laws. As well as her dog Gruff.
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