Mary F. Lakeman – Dyersville

Mary Frances Lakeman, 78, of Dyersville passed away Monday, May 11, 2020, at home surrounded by her family after a five year struggle with ovarian cancer.

A graveside committal service will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at St. Francis Cemetery in Dyersville at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.  Virtual attendance is encouraged at Kramer Funeral Home Facebook Live.  If you wish to attend in person, please remain in your vehicles.

Mary Fran was born December 3, 1941, in Dyersville, Iowa the daughter of William and Hilda (Westemeier) Schueth.  She married Richard Lakeman on September 2, 1961, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville.  Mary was active in the community, volunteering at Mercy Hospital, St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Beckman Catholic High School, Girl Scouts of America and the Dyersville Area Historical Society.  She and Dick enjoyed traveling in their motor home, visiting all 48 contiguous states.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Richard “Dick”, 2 children: Carrie (Tim) Northrop of Arden Hills, MN and William “Bill” (Leslie) Lakeman of Pendleton, IN, a daughter-in-law, Melissa Lakeman of Noblesville, IN; 10 grandchildren: Greg, Ben, Ellie, Mariah and Abbie Northrop, Madison Lakeman and Will, Grace, Emma and Olivia Lakeman, and a sister-in-law, MaryEllen Lakeman of Dyersville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Larry, parents-in-law, Charlie and Sabina Lakeman, and her surrogate parents, Herb and Germaine Westemeier, and a brother-in-law, Donald Lakeman.

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