Edith C. Rickertsen - 97
2/2/1919 - 7/29/2016
Edith Clarabelle Rickertsen age 97 of Bryant, Iowa, passed away on July 29, 2016, at West Wing Place DeWitt, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church Goose Lake, Iowa, at 10:30 A.M. Friday August 5th. Visitation will be Thursday August 4th from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Pape Funeral Home Clinton, Iowa, and an hour before the service at the church. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chad Rickertsen, Dustin Rickertsen, Brandon Rickertsen, Reece Rickertsen, Rick Tague, Nathan Tague, Christopher Tague, and Kim Wilkins. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. Edith was born at the family farm north of Sabula, Iowa, on February 2, 1919, the daughter of Alex and Freda (Thomsen) Lawrence. As a child she moved to a farm near Almont, Iowa, where she attended school. In 1937 she graduated from Lyons High School. She attended Mount St. Clare College in Clinton, Iowa, before teaching in the rural schools for six years. Edith married Raymond Rickertsen on February 27, 1944, in Charlotte, Iowa. Shortly after they were married they moved to the farm near Goose Lake, Iowa, where they farmed for many years. Ray passed away on March 22, 1971. Edith enjoyed playing cards including bridge, gardening, crocheting, and quilting. For many years she volunteered at Mercy Hospital and crocheted hats for the newborns. She was an active member of Ascension Lutheran Church Goose Lake, Iowa. She enjoyed quilting and donated many quilts to benevolence through the church. In addition, she often crocheted gifts for the Sunday School children. She is survived by two sons, five grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Larry (Kasu) Rickertsen of Clinton, Iowa, and their children Angie (Rick) Tague of McCausland, Iowa, and Chad (April) Rickertsen of Clinton, Iowa. Jerry (Gwenn) Rickertsen of Bryant, Iowa, and their children Dustin (Amanda) Rickertsen of Bryant, Iowa; Dr. Brandon (Emily) Rickertsen of Bellevue, Iowa; and Reece (Jillian) Rickertsen of Royal Oak, Michigan. Great Grandchildren include Alexis and Paige Rickertsen, Nathan and Christopher Tague, and Connor Rickertsen. She was proceeded in death by her husband and two brothers and three sisters. Memorials may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church, Goose Lake, Iowa.
Visitation will be Thursday August 4th from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Pape Funeral Home Clinton, Iowa, and an hour before the service at the church.
Funeral services will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church Goose Lake, Iowa, at 10:30 A.M. Friday August 5th. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery.