Lou Ann March, 60, of Masonville, Iowa, formerly of Stanley, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at her sister’s home in Masonville. She was born February 9, 1957, in Manchester, the daughter of Lewis and Doris (Doyle) Duggan. She was raised in Masonville and graduated from West Delaware High School in 1975. She lived in Masonville until 1988, when she then moved to Lamont.
On May 14, 1988, Lou Ann was united in marriage to Randy March at Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont. In 1998, the couple moved to Stanley. Lou Ann worked for Henderson Manufacturing in Manchester for 30 years, 7 years with the United States Postal Service, 2 years at the Independence Area Food Pantry, and 12 years at R Place in Masonville.
Lou Ann loved her family and friends above all else. She enjoyed Kiss concerts, family vacations, Daniel O’Donnell shows, and her cat, Furby.
Lou Ann is survived by her husband, Randy March of Stanley; three stepchildren, Malissa (Joe) Goney of Marion, Ohio, Marci (Nick) Neal of Strawberry Point, Matt (Kristi) March of Springville, and a niece who was like a daughter, Brandi (Dave Gericke) Mesch of Ryan; her sisters, Barb (Chuck) Rettinger of Masonville and Sharon Netcott of Peoria, Arizona; R Place sister, Bev Burke of Walker ; 10 grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Randi, and Alix Goney, Levi (McKenzie) Farmer, Emery Farmer, Breeze and Chance Neal, and Zach, Hannah, and Jace March; one great-granddaughter, Brenneke Farmer; her mother-in-law, Margaret March of Stanley; four sisters- and brothers- in-law, Marsha (Steve) Fleming of Lamont, Mark ( Maggie) March of Murphy, North Carolina, Gloria (Brian) Knoke of Atwater, Minnesota, and Joni (Kurt) Hershey of Hazelton; and many nieces and nephews.
Lou Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Doris Duggan; her brothers, Tom, Bill, and Bob Duggan; a sister, Joan Sellers; brothers-in-law, Whitey Sellers and Paul Netcott; a nephew, Nick Mesch; her father-in-law, Ronald March; and her grandchildren, Katarina Farmer and Kinnick Neal.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Masonville, Iowa, with Rev. Joseph Schneider officiating.
Visitation: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Monday, November 6, 2017, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, with a 7:00 p.m. Scripture Service. Friends may also call from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home in Manchester on Tuesday morning.
Interment: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery – Masonville, Iowa
Casket Bearers: Rick Duggan, Pat Duggan, Rod Duggan, Brandi Mesch, David Duggan, and Denise Pettinger, Brenda Duggan, Chris Duggan, Nick Duggan
Honorary Bearers: Diane Alden, Kate Baragary, Carol Cannon, Jean Clarke, Kay Dolan, Janet Short, Loretta Welcher, and Pat Wiewel