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Rita Dentlinger

November 27, 1925 — January 4, 2015

Rita Anna, daughter of Rudolph and Mary (Underberg) Nees, was born November 27, 1925 near Lidderdale, IA. At the age of eight years, she moved with her family to a farm near Mount Carmel. She attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, graduating from eighth grade and then completing ninth and tenth grade. Rita worked at numerous jobs before she was married, including a shoe factory in Watertown, WI where her older sister, Florence, lived. Rita was married on December 20, 1945 to John Philip Dentlinger, who was in the US Navy at the time. They had seven children. The family farmed for three years near Everly, for 13 years near Glidden and for seven years south of Manning before they moved into Manning in 1969. Rita worked for L.R. Nelson Corporation and after Nelson's closed, Rita trained as a nurse's aide and worked at the Plaza for a few years. When Wells Corporation moved to town, she worked there up to retirement in 1988. Rita was a member of the Sacred Heart Parish, the Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary, and Manning Regional Healthcare Center Auxiliary. She loved to sew and work in the garden. For many years Rita did lots of craft work, including crocheted items and quilts. She loved to play Yahtzee, card games, and other board games with family and friends. Rita's husband passed away at the Manning Plaza on November 15, 2002. She lived at their home until December 4, 2014 when she moved to the Manning Plaza where she passed away on January 4, 2015 at the age of 89 years, 1 month and 8 days. Preceding her in death are her parents; husband; brothers Marvin (Speed) and Elmer Nees; sister Florence Chamberlain; grandson Richard Landrie; son-in-law Robert Flower; brothers-in-law Wilbert, Francis, Alphonse, Ambrose, and Norman Dentlinger, Herbert Miller, Arnold Chamberlain, August Berger, Loran Keairnes, Engelbert Brandt, Alvin Ferneding, and George Siepker; and sisters-in-law Geneva, Anita, Rita, Marie, and Catherine Dentlinger and Lorraine, Jeanette, and Marjean Nees. Surviving are her children: Raymond Dentlinger and wife Joleen of Storm Lake; Eileen Dentlinger of Omaha, NE; Karen and husband Donol Landrie of Omaha, NE; Margaret "Peg" Dentlinger of Lincoln, NE; John F Dentlinger and wife Mary of Manning; Pamela and her husband Douglas Hicks of Thurman; Valerie and her husband Guy Isaacson of Omaha, NE; nine grandchildren: Michael Landrie, Melissa (Dan) McLean, Sean Hicks, Matthew (Carrie) Dentlinger, Anna, Kate, and Jacob Dentlinger, Rachel and Makayla Sedlacek; three great-grandchildren Trent and Hayley Landrie and Danica McLean; two brothers Kenneth Nees of Mt. Carmel and Duane (Loretta) Nees of Cincinnati, OH; two sisters Rosella Berger of Carroll and Mary Ann Brandt of Manilla; two sisters-in-law Katherine Dentlinger of Coon Rapids and Mary Dentlinger of Audubon; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. REVEREND JOHN GERALD, CELEBRANT REVEREND ROBERT GRALAPP, CONCELEBRANT Lector PEG DENTLINGER Mass Servers TREY BOYLE SAM WEGNER Gift Bearers KATE DENTLINGER RACHEL SEDLACEK MAKAYLA SEDLACEK Music "ON EAGLE'S WINGS" "HOW GREAT THOU ART" "LORD, WHEN YOU COME TO THE SEASHORE" "BE NOT AFRAID" SACRED HEART CHOIR, ANNE MUHLBAUER, ORGANIST Casket Bearers ~ Grandchildren MATTHEW DENTLINGER MICHAEL LANDRIE ANNA DENTLINGER JACOB DENTLINGER DAN MCLEAN SEAN HICKS

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