Elnora Husmann June 7, 1930 – June 30, 2020


Elnora Husmann

      Elnora Husmann age 90, died Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church rural Monticello with interment in Wayne Zion Cemetery. Friends called from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday July 7 at Goettsch Funeral Home. Please sign the online guest book at Goettschonline.com. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. Mask must be worn and fitted properly over the nose and mouth at all times to enter the funeral home or the church. Social distancing needs to be practiced as well.

      Surviving are four children, Rick (Jayne Iben) Husmann of Monticello, Connie (Roger) Pegorick of Wyoming, Carole Claeys of Keystone, John (Lori) Husmann of North Liberty; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and siblings, Annetta Schirm, John (Kathy) Tholen, and Herb (Betty) Tholen. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, a son Robert John, a granddaughter, Brooke, her son-in-law Rick Claeys, and siblings, Dorothea Ede, Bernard Tholen, Harold Tholen and Patty Jennings.

      Elnora Marie Tholen was born June 7, 1930 near Anamosa. She was the daughter of Ben and Anni Moenck, Tholen. She received her education in the Tipton schools graduating with the class of 1948. Elnora worked as a telephone operator for several years. She married Robert Husmann on Jan. 2, 1955 at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church. The couple farmed near Scotch Grove where they raised their four children. After the children were grown, Elnora went to work at Farmstead Builders in Monticello. She was a clerk and bookkeeper there for over 20 years. She worked part-time as a bartender at the North Side in Monticello and the LyBrary in Center Junction. She was a member of Wayne Zion Lutheran Church and enjoyed working at the Harvest Festival every fall.

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