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Alta Folkers

July 12, 1918 ~ January 2, 2020 (age 101)


Alta Folkers, 101, of Olin passed away on January 2, 2019 at her home.


Her funeral service will be held privately. Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home is caring for the family at this time.


Alta Dorothy was born on July 12, 1918 at Steam Mill Corners in Wyoming, Iowa to Louis and Patria (Thomsen) Bramer. She married Lawrence Folkers on June 3, 1943 in Junction City, Kansas. She was a homemaker for her family.  


She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Olin and Antioch Social Club. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting and many arts and crafts.


Alta will be forever remembered and missed by her children; Barbara Northland of Shellsburg and Phyllis (David) Dircks of Olin, seven grandchildren; Brian Dircks, Sheri Ulrich, Jason Dircks, Branyon Dircks, Sue (Scott) Hobson, Scott (Glenda) Northland, Kim (Caleb) Thacker, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother, a sister and a great-granddaughter.


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