Alberta Troendle, 101, of Lansing, Iowa died Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Thornton Manor, Lansing, Iowa. Alberta was born in rural New Albin, Iowa on March 11, 1917 to George and Elizabeth (Wall) Hammell. After graduation, Alberta completed Finishing School and taught at a local country school until her marriage to Joseph Francis Troendle on November 24, 1938 at New Albin, Iowa. They celebrated seventy years of marriage before Joe’s death in 2009. Alberta volunteered at many things through the years: 4-H leader (eleven years), CCD teacher (eleven years), ACCW Officer (thirty years), Meals on Wheels (sixteen years), Sacristan at I. C. Church (sixteen years), Preschool Assistant, Share Food Program and Thornton Manor Resident Advocate and Volunteer (twenty-two years).
She also enjoyed sewing (quilting especially). It was also important to her that her children knew how to sew. Alberta enjoyed gardening and has had beautiful flower gardens over the years. She also enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite pastimes were dancing and playing cards.
Alberta is survived by her children, John Troendle (friend, Sandy) of Waukon; Jerry (Marilyn) Troendle, of Waukon; Alice (Jerry) Clemments, Betsy Shew (friend, Mike), Ann Delaney, all of Lansing; Monica (Dave) Monserud of Waterville; George (Susan) Troendle of Waukon; Jim (Patty) Troendle of Woodbury, Minnesota; Mary Ann (Jeff) Kelly of Waterville; Joe (Ronda) Troendle of Kirkville, Lucy (Tom) Hilleshiem, La Crosse, Wisconsin; forty-one grandchildren; one hundred five great-grandchildren; and forty-four great-great grandchildren; one sister, Esther Walleser of Waukon; brothers, Larry Hammell of Aurora, Colorado and James (Ila) Hammell of Caledonia, Minnesota.
Alberta was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe; Son, Victor; brothers, George and Earl; Sisters, Anna Collins, Sister Georgia Hammell FSPA and Pauline Blaskowski; sisters-in -law, Eleanor, Mary Hammell, Adeline Hammel, Lucille Mauss; brothers -in law, Robert Collins, Lawrence Walleser, Ernest Blaskowski, Paul Hammel and Bernard Mauss; sons -in -law, James Shew and Francis Delaney; daughter -in-law, Angella Troendle; granddaughter-in -law, Paula Troendle; and great -grandson, Mikel Delaney.
The family of Alberta would like to thank the caregivers at Thornton Heights and Thornton Manor for the tremendous care and support during Alberta’s residency.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 3-7 pm at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing, Iowa and one hour before Mass at the church on Monday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing, Iowa with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant.
Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing, Iowa.
Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.