Delephine (Dilly) Wennekamp Monticello

Delephine (Dilly) Wennekamp, age 90, of Monticello, died Friday December 6, 2019 at the Jones Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 Thursday morning, December 12, 2019 at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church, with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 until 7 Wednesday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Pastor David Raemisch will officiate at the services. Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.

Surviving is her son, Ken (Brenda) Wennekamp , 3 Grandsons, Mike (Kelsie), Danny (Nicolette), Matt (Nikki Hughes ), 3 great-Grandchildren, Brycen, Jerren, Dylan, all  of Monticello, her sister , Donna(Gary Peiffer) Ulferts, Wellman, 4 brothers, Merlin (Marilyn) Lange, Hopkinton, Don (Sharon)Lange, Ryan, Roger Lange, Anamosa, Jerry Lange ,Springville.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William in 2001, 6 brothers, Dale, Paul, Kenneth, Harold, Junior and Glen and a sister Helen.

Delephine Ann Lange was born November 3, 1929 at Monticello, Iowa. She was the daughter of Louis and Bernita Hutton, Lange. Dilly received her education in the rural schools near her home.   Delephine married William Wennekamp on September 17, 1949 at Lancaster, Wisconsin.  Dilly worked at Energy Manufacturing until her son Ken was born.  In March of 1956 she went back to work and started her career at Collins Radio.   She retired from Collins in December of 1987.  Then the important work started for Dilly and Bill, being grandparents to 3 grandsons. Dilly and Bill took the boys camping and fishing and never missed a school or athletic event.  She loved to cook for them and as boys they knew how to eat.  She was an avid Hawkeye and Cubs fan in her spare time.  She made and decorated Wedding Cakes for anyone in the family.  Her carrot cake was legendary.  Dilly was a life-long member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church.

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