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M. Louise Droegmiller

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Louise Droegmiller
M. Louise Droegmiller, 83, of Strawberry Point, formerly of Cushing, passed away Sunday Nov. 1, 2009 at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, of a sudden illness.

Funeral services for Louise will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5 at the First United Methodist Church in Cushing at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Sheryl K. Ashley will officiate. Burial will be in the Cushing Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee today from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The family will be there from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.

Macel Louise Mundy was born on March 6, 1926 in Willow Township, near Washta. Her parents were William and Alice (Ege) Mundy. Louise grew up on the farm and in the town of Washta. She attended school in Washta. She graduated from high school there in 1943. Louise and Arthur Droegmiller were united in marriage on Aug. 12, 1944 in Reseda, Calif. Louise was working in a factory in California and Arthur was in the U.S. Army, serving in that area.

Louise and Art moved back to Iowa and began farming. They lived in the area between Correctionville and Cushing on several farms. In 1970 Art and Louise moved into Cushing. Louise worked for over 40 years at the Holstein Good Samaritan Center as a nurse aid and activity coordinator. Louise was a 4-H Leader for many years. She loved to garden and always had lots of vegetables and pretty flowers around her home and in the garden. Louise did lots of canning and baking, she made lots of cookies, her children and grandchildren always looked forward to her bringing them to special occasions. She also was a wonderful seamstress, sewing lots of quilts (she made a quilt for every child, grandchild and great-grandchild), and many garments. Louise was a member of a writers group.

Louise was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. She participated in many activities, including being the United Methodist Women president for many years. She was also a very active member of the Legion Auxiliary in Cushing.

In 2008 Louise sold her home in Cushing and moved to Strawberry Point, Iowa. She enjoyed her cozy apartment and the new friends that she made there. She attended the Strawberry Point United Methodist Church. Louise still sewed quite a bit, put together jigsaw puzzles at the library and read many books. She also belonged to a writers group at the library.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arthur, her daughter Bonni McLarty, and her three brothers, William, George and Richard.

Louise is survived by her children, Stephen Droegmiller and his wife Jill, of Cushing, Carol Raithel and her husband Tom, of Strawberry Point, sisters-in-law, Irene Droegmiller, Sioux City, Ella Droegmiller, Cushing, Anne Droegmiller, Washta, eleven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church, Cushing, Iowa, Cushing Public Library, the Good Samaritan Home in Holstein, Iowa or the Strawberry Point Public Library, in Strawberry Point, Iowa.