Delores Ann Sawvell, 75, of Storm Lake, died Sunday March 2, 2008, at the Trinity Regional Medical Center, Fort Dodge following a lengthy illness.
Memorial services were held Thursday March 6, 2008 at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee, Deacon Leroy Rupp officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com
Delores Delperdang was born Aug. 22, 1932 in Cherokee to Arthur and Ida (Wilberding) Delperdang. She attended school in Cherokee, graduating from Immaculate Conception High School in 1950. On Nov. 25, 1955 she married Merlin Sawvell in Cherokee. Delores worked for McWilliams Drug Store, Cherokee Regional Medical Center, and Wilson Foods, Inc. for many years. She retired and spent most of her time taking care of her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother (Raymond), two sisters (Florence Goettsch and Mary Hanson), sons (John and Glenn), a daughter (Debora).
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Joann Sawvell, Karen Sawvell, Marilyn Sawvell (Antonio), all of Storm Lake; Susan Sawvell and Andy Tolan, of Fonda; son, Jason Sawvell, of Aurelia; sisters, Martha Tremaine, of Seattle, Wash.; Alva Johnson, of Cherokee; brother, Art Delperdang (Joan), of Sioux City; seven grandchildren.