Phyllis I. Morarend

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Phyllis I. Morarend, 86, of Garnavillo, died at her home on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014.

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 31, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Bruce L. Hanson.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo.

Phyllis was born on May 21, 1928, on the family farm outside of Osterdock.  

Phyllis was baptized on Nov. 4, 1928, and confirmed on Sept. 6, 1942. She received her education from the Osterdock Country School. On June 12, 1946, Phyllis was united in marriage with Earl Morarend at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Guttenberg. For many years, Phyllis worked on the farm beside her husband while they raised their children. She was an active member of WELCA and Ladies Aid. Phyllis enjoyed playing cards, reading and family gatherings. She was known for being a great cook and had a wonderful sense of humor. 

Phyllis is survived by her children, Karen (Steven) Smith of Anamosa, Caryles “Chuck” (Bonnie) Morarend of Dubuque, Steven (Mary) Morarend of Lansing and Kevin (Laura) Morarend of Guttenberg; son-in-law, Rick Young of Mayhill, N.M.; grandchildren, Troy (Lynn) Smith, Jeff (Jessica) Smith, Chad (Kim) Morarend, Quinn (Cheryl) Morarend, Shane (special friend Carol) Morarend, Melissa (Brett) Ishman, Tim (fiancé Ashley) Morarend and Hilliary Morarend; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and several nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons in infancy; two daughters, Leanna Morarend, Jo Ann Young; two sisters, Dorothy Niehaus and Verda Mae Moser.

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