Adelaide E. Bildstein – Dyersville

Adelaide E. Bildstein, 95 of Dyersville, Iowa died Monday, December 19, 2016, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville, Iowa.


Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 3:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 22, 2016, St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.


Adelaide was born April 30, 1921 in Luxemburg, Iowa the daughter of John and Katherine (Pottebaum) Rausch.  She married Lawrence M. Bildstein on November 28, 1939 in Petersburg, Iowa.  Adelaide worked at the Ritz Restaurant, the Ertl Co. and finally, Enviromental Services at Oak Crest Nursing Home retiring in 1986.  Following retirement she was a dedicated volunteer at Oak Crest Nursing Home for many years.


Survivors include her children: Mary Ann (Gus) Wilhelm of Dyersville, Sandra (Darrell) Ferreter, Larry (Melody) Bildstein both of Cedar Rapids, Jerry (Linda) Bildstein of Solon and Dale Bildstein (Kathryn Burd) of North Liberty, son-in-law, Dean Howe of Cedar Rapids, 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, a sister-in-law: JoAnn Rausch of Guttenberg.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lawrence in 1993, one son, Francis Bildstein and daughters: Sara Bildstein and Shirley Howe, a grandson, Charlie Bildstein,

siblings: Catherine Hoffmann, Marie Lucas, Anna Mae Fisher, Armella Hoffmann, Emma Walz, Theresa Lahey, Mary Magdeline Rausch, Edmund, Peter, Joe, Jack, Merlin, and Francis Rausch,


The family would like to thank the staffs at the Ellen Kennedy Living Center and Oak Crest Manor for their loving care.


In lieu of flowers Memorials are preferred.


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