|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1919|
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 2013|
QHW-Sept. 3, 2013
Lorreine Ruth Duerkop
KEOKUK, Iowa-Lorreine Ruth Duerkop, 94, of Keokuk, died Aug. 30, 2013, in Keokuk Area Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Vigen Memorial Home, Keokuk. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Lorreine Ruth Duerkop, 94, of Keokuk died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Keokuk Area Hospital.
She was born March 4, 1919, in Keokuk, the daughter of Elmer and Lottie Strahn Dickson.
On Dec. 20, 1942, she was united in marriage to John H. Duerkop. He preceded her in death March 6, 2006.
Lorreine graduated from Keokuk High School with the Class of 1936.
In her younger years, Lorreine had been employed by the law offices of J.O. Boyd and Charles P. Beard. She later worked as deputy clerk of district court for 20 years.
Lorreine was a member of Lee County Genealogical Society, and a charter member of Iowa State Genealogical Society and the Ohio Genealogical Society. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Keokuk, TOPS and Daughters of American Revolution (she had 10 ancestors who were veterans of the Revolutionary War).
Lorreine enjoyed researching genealogy, working crossword puzzles, making up word search puzzles, making cat toys and having breakfast out. Lorreine was known for her Christmas poems that she made for all of her family and friends to enjoy.
Lorreine is survived by a daughter, Judith A. Sharp of Keokuk; a son-in-law, Thomas Dreasler of Keokuk; three grandchildren, Scott A. (Sherry) Ward, Eric T. Ward, Robyn (Toby) Cummings, all of Center Point; two great-grandchildren, McKenzie Ward and Dawson Jahlas, both of Center Point; a great-great-grandson, Isaiah Ward of Center Point; a brother-in-law, Wilbur Kohlmorgan of Keokuk; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mary V. Dreasler; a sister, Mary Edna Kohlmorgan; and a great-granddaughter.
John Henry Duerkop (1912 - 2006)*
Mary V Duerkop Dreasler (1950 - 1999)*
Plot: Block K
Created by: AGS
Record added: Sep 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116646039
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