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Deloris Rae Kacmarynski

January 11, 2019
Emmetsburg News

Mass of Christian Burial was held Fri., Jan. 4, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

Deloris Rae Kacmarynski was born Jul. 27, 1935 in Jolley, Iowa, the daughter of Ray and Esther (Armstrong) Spiess.

She was raised in Knoke and educated in Jolley. Following her education, she went to the Fort Dodge School of Beauty and received her cosmetology license.

Deloris worked at Berkley's in Emmetsburg until they closed, and then she worked at Iowa Industrial in Pocahontas until she retired.

Her hobbies were knitting, sewing, counted cross stitch, baking and playing bridge. She enjoyed taking long walks with her neighbor Cathy and road trips to see her grandkids. Deloris was a loving mother, devoted wife and treasured her family more than anything.

On Jul. 21, 1956, Deloris was united in marriage to Phillip Kacmarynski at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mallard. The couple made their home on a farm near Rolfe where they raised their three children. In 2006, they retired and moved to Mallard.

On Dec. 31, 2018, Deloris passed away peacefully at the West Bend Health and Rehab Center in West Bend. She was 83.

Left to cherish her memory are her three children: Julie (Brad) Johnson of Lakewood, CO, JoAnn (Clem) Kern of Hastings, MN and Jerry Kacmarynski of Agency, MO; five grandchildren: Derek and Cole Johnson , Kelly Kern, Kevin (Anna) Kern, Parish Kacmarynski; great-grandchildren: Luca Kern, Eli Kern; her brother, Marlin Spiess

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Phillip; two infant daughters: Mary Beth and Mary Esther; her father and mother-in-law, John and Mary Kacmarynski; sister, Sandie Barrett; brothers-in-law, Bernard Kacmarynski and Emmet Schmit and sister-in-law, Veronica Schmit

The family would like to thank the West Bend Care Center for the awesome care Deloris received while a resident there for the past ten years.

Memorials may be made to: Alzheimer's Association - 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at

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