|Dolores Lucille Topping Holzinger
April 24, 1924–September 23, 2013
|Dolores Lucille Holzinger, 89, died Monday, September 23, at the Anamosa Care Center after fighting a short battle, since early August, when she learned she had lymphoma and six months, six days after losing her husband Roy.
Friends called from 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, at the Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming. Pastor Ginger Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Wyoming Cemetery.
Dolores Topping was born on April 24, 1924, the oldest child of George and Bernice (Coleman) Topping. She was raised on farms near Hopkinton, Hale and Wyoming and attended many rural schools, including the "Stone Jug" near Hale. She graduated from Wyoming High School in 1942. On June 7, 1942 Dolores Topping was united in marriage to Roy Holzinger. During January of 1943 Roy enlisted in the Army Air Force and was eventually stationed at Biloxi, Mississippi, where Dolores joined him until his honorable discharge.
After WWII Roy and Dolores made their home briefly in Olin, before moving to Clarence for several years and then finally settling in Wyoming, Iowa. Dolores was a loving wife of seventy years and was most recently care taker for Roy before his death. She was a great practical and spiritual role model and mother for her two children. She also was a teacher's aid during the late 1960s at the Midland Wyoming grade school.
Dolores was a very active and lifelong member of Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming, always joining in when and where needed.
Dolores will be dearly missed by her entire family for her help, guidance and love she provided during her lifetime. She will be missed for her baking, especially angel food cakes and cinnamon rolls, which caused many friendly fights about who would get to take the last roll home.
Dolores is survived by her son Gary (Loretta) Holzinger, Stone City; daughter Linda (Robert) Mingst, Clarence; grandchildren Mike (Jeannette) Holzinger, Marion, Kim (Brad) Cairns, Cedar Rapids, Julie (Chris) Frimml, Atkins, Erica (Jeff) Imholz, Powell, Ohio, Jason Mingst, Des Moines, and great-grandchildren Ryan, Ashley, Miranda, Derek, Emmy and Josie, a brother Acil (Mary) Topping, Cedar Rapids, and sister Geraldine (Daryl) Wherry, Onslow.
Dolores was preceded in death by her husband Roy, parents, and infant brother Donovan.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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