Funeral Services for Mary Dorothy Hankel, 80, formerly of Alta, will be Monday, October 15 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Alta, with Pastor Kevin Huss officiating. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park, Storm Lake.
Mary Dorothy Hankel was born May 26, 1921 in Galva. She attended St. John's Parochial School in Hanover. She was taught by teacher, Jacob Schmidt; graduated from Alta High School, May 21, 1940.
Mary died at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home, Aurelia, October 10.
Mary Dorothy Hankel was married to Louis Hankel on August 10, 1941 in Hanover.
She was baptized April 27, 1924 by sainted Rev. George Kock at St. John Lutheran Church in Galva. When she was seven years old, she went to live with Chris and Etta Caboth for one year. She was then raised by Albert and Meta Moschell and was later adopted by them. She was confirmed March 31, 1935 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hanover.
She is survived by her husband; one son, Ronald and Linda Hankel of Yakima, Washington; one daughter, Debra and Daryl Ramquist of Offutt Air Force Base; five grandchildren, Chris and Stacey Hankel, Shannon Hankel, Carrie Hankel, Alisha Mason, and Joshua Ramquist; three great grandchildren, Madison Hankel, Olivia Hankel, and Hailie Hankel; one sister, Arlene Rohlk of Storm Lake; one aunt, Etta Caboth; one uncle, Willie Hartmann; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her adoptive parents, Albert and Mattie Moschell; two brothers, Frank and Richard Hartmann; and one sister, Anne Partridge.
Visitation will be at the Barker Funeral Home in Alta, Sunday October 14, from 2-8 p.m., with the family present from 6-8 p.m.