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Lorilla M. Whiting Resene
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1914
Cherokee County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 12, 2006
Cherokee County
Iowa, USA

Lorilla Mae (Whiting) Resene, 91, was born on November 29, 1914, in Aurelia, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Myrtle (Johnson) Whiting. She passed away on July 12, 2006, at her home in Aurelia. Funeral services for Lorilla Resene of Aurelia, were 10:30 Saturday, July 15, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Harold Werley officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia.

Lorilla attended school in Aurelia. At age 19 she married Floyd Anderson, and they farmed in the Afton Township area. Floyd died on April 16, 1943.

On August 17, 1948, Lorilla married Merlin Dale Resene at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. They continued to farm until 1961 when they built a new house and moved into Aurelia. They owned and operated Aurelia Body Shop and Vehicles for many years.

Lorilla cleaned houses, was a farm wife, and worked at Mental Health in Cherokee, Iowa, for 20 years. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, Afton Friendship Club, and numerous Bridge and card clubs. Lorilla's greatest joys in life were the people around her, from her family and all the time she spent with them and all the events she attended with them, to all her wonderful friends and the time they spent together.

Survivors include one son, Mike Resene of Aurelia; three daughters, Sharon Lough of Spencer, Jan Calvert of Eagle Grove, IA, and Wanda Woltman of Aurelia; 20 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, two daughters-in-law; Marvella Anderson of Alexandria, MN.; and Genny Anderson of Sioux City, Iowa; one sister-in-law, Ruby Whiting of Aurelia; many nieces and nephews;and other relatives and friends.

Preceding Lorilla in death were her parents; two husbands, Floyd Anderson, and Merlin Resene on March 19, 1994; three sons; Ben, Bob, and Dick Anderson; one daughter-in-law, Jan Anderson Webb; two sons-in-law; Don Calvert and Herman Woltman; an infant granddaughter, Cynthia Anderson; two sisters; Bonnie Barnett and Gladys Peck; and three brothers,infant brother Harold, and Lawrence and Lyle Whiting.
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Cherokee County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Conley Wolterman
Record added: Mar 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18411983
Lorilla M. <i>Whiting</i> Resene
Added by: Glenn Harris
Lorilla M. <i>Whiting</i> Resene
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