Kathleen Anne Braun (Delperdang) 1928-1999
Mrs. Milton V. Delperdang

Sioux City Journal, March 24, 1999

MARCUS, Iowa - Kathleen "Kay" Delperdang, 70 of Marcus died of cancer Monday, March 22, 1999, at Orange City Municipal Hospital in Orange City, Iowa.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Richard Remmes officiating. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today, with a rosary at 3 p.m. said by Catholic Daughters of America and a wake service at 7:30 p.m., at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Earnest and Roethler Funeral Chapel in Marcus.

Mrs. Delperdang was born Aug. 29, 1928, in Le Mars, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur A. and Bertha (Nieland) Braun. She was raised in the Alton, Iowa area and attended school there.

She married Milton Delperdang on Nov. 12, 1947, in Alton. The couple farmed near Marcus for many years. They retired in 1988 and moved into Marcus.

She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, where she served as Eucharistic minister, cantor and lector, Holy Name Choir and served as choir director. She was also a member of Catholic Daughters of America, St. Ann's Guild, Holy Name Missionary Society, Sacred Heart League and Catholic Council of Women and Marcus Golf Club Ladies League. She chaired the World Day of Prayer and the hospitality committee and M.C.ed the Kiddies Parade for the Marcus Fair. They were named Holy Name Knights of Columbus Family of the Year in 1998. She enjoyed golfing, playing cards and music.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter and her husband, Suzanne and Don Willis of Marcus; two sons, Steve of Marcus and Doug and his wife, Nikie of Claremore, Okla.; two brothers and their wives, Art and Doris Braun of Remsen, Iowa, and Tom and Charlene Braun of Alton; a sister and her husband, Rose Mary and Cyril Ortmann of Merrill, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Rosemary Braun of Granville, Iowa; three stepsisters, Estelle Henrich of Huntington Station, N.Y., Delores Pfaffle of Sioux City and Rosemary and her husband, Chuck Iddings of Chester, S. D.; a stepbrother, Robert Henrich of San Pedro, Calif.; six grandchildren, Cassandra, Theodore and Joey Willis, Jessica, Erica and Stefanie Delperdang; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Dolorosa Henrich-Braun; a sister, Margaret Schreier; and a brother, Leo Braun.

Pallbearers will be Ed Ortmann, Mike, Roger and Tim Braun, Tom and Dan Schreier.


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