ADELINE V. BEHRENDSEN

ROLFE Adeline V. Behrendsen, age 95, of Rolfe, died on Nov. 13, 2006, at the Rolfe Care Center.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the First Lutheran Church in Gilmore City, with the Rev. Ray Block officiating. Burial is in Clinton-Garfield Cemetery in Rolfe. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 15, at Powers Funeral Home in Rolfe.

Adeline Viola Weideman was born on Feb. 14, 1911, at Blanden, Iowa. She was the daughter of Otto and Elise (Buss) Weideman. Adeline was educated in area rural schools, and graduated from Manson High School in 1928. She taught in rural Gilmore City schools for several years. On June 11, 1937, Adeline married Don N. Behrendsen at Fort Dodge. The couple made their home on their farm near Gilmore City. Adeline took time off to raise her family. In 1957, she resumed teaching, first at Bradgate then later at the Rolfe-D.M.T. school, retiring in 1970. She graduated from Buena Vista College in 1965. In 1974, Adeline and Don moved to Spirit Lake. In 1983, they moved back to the Rolfe area. The couple spent their winters in Weslaco, Texas. Don died on April 6, 2002, and Adeline continued to make her home in the Rolfe area. She entered the Rolfe Care Center in August of 2006.

Adeline was a founding member of the First Lutheran Church, having had the longest membership at the church. She belonged to the WELCA, the Farm Bureau and was a Pink Lady. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and dancing.

Survivors include her daughter Jane (Frank) Taylor of Brandon, SD; sons, Mike (Joni) Behrendsen of Rolfe, Denny Behrendsen of Livonia, Mich., and Dean (Sandy) Behrendsen, Gilmore City; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and a sister Georgia Pingel of Fort Dodge.

Adeline was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Don, five brothers, and one sister.