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Emma Elfreda "Frede" Oltman Hanken
June 24, 1917–July 31, 2010
Emma Elfreda (Frede) Hanken, age 93, of Scotch Grove, died Saturday morning, July 31, 2010 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday morning, August 6, 2010 at St. Johns Lutheran Church, rural Monticello where friends called from 10 a.m. until service time. Interment was in St. Johns Cemetery. Rev. Reed Stockman officiated at the services.
Surviving are her son Tom (Betty) Streets, Scotch Grove, four granddaughters, Julie (Rick) Thompson, Shellsburg, Jayne (Scott) DeWitte, Lisbon, Amy Streets Littleton, Mathews, North Carolina, Janelle (John) Stadtmueller, Monticello, seven great-grandchildren, Nick and Alex Thompson, Hannah DeWitte, Logan Littleton, Kal, Katherine and Kurt Stadmueller and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Louie, her parents and eight siblings, Lula, George, Alta (Ide), Georgina (Min), William (Bud), Ferdinand (Ted), Heinrich (Hank) and Sala (Sade).
Emma Elfreda Oltman was born June 24, 1917 at Scotch Grove, Iowa. She was the daughter of George and Gesine (Rickels) Oltman. Frede received her early education in the Rocky Ridge School and later attended the Monticello Community Schools. Frede married Louie Hanken on February 14, 1935 at St. Johns Lutheran Church. The couple farmed for a year in Clay Township. They farmed for over 50 years in Scotch Grove Township. Frede had an egg route for many years and was the bookkeeper for Louie's auction business. Louie preceded her in death on June 15, 1987. Frede continued to make her home on the farm until 2006 when she moved to the care center.
Frede was a life long member of St. Johns Lutheran Church. She was baptized on August 5, 1917 and confirmed her faith on April 9, 1933.
She was a member of the Ladies Aid as well. Frede also belonged to the Oak Drive Club, and served on the Senior Housing Board and many other volunteer services and committees. She was a devoted Mother and Grandmother and will be deeply missed.

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Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 6 August 2010

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