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Delores "Dee" (Marshall) Gentzler

May 12, 1929 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Delores "Dee" Gentzler Obituary

Delores Ann “Dee” Gentzler, 94, of Columbus Junction, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at the Colonial Manor Care Center. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at the United Methodist Church in Columbus Junction where the family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be held at Columbus City Cemetery at a later date. Memorials have been established for the Columbus Junction United Methodist Church, Columbus Community School and the Columbus Junction Public Library. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Delores was born May 12, 1929 in Muscatine, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph Lyle and Fern DeLea (Edwards) Marshall. She graduated from Columbus Community High School and from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant. Dee was united in marriage to Farrel Gentzler on March 5, 1949 in Columbus Junction.

Dee was a resident of Columbus Junction all of her life and was a second grade teacher for the Columbus Community School District for 31 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, T.T.T. and the Legion Auxiliary. Dee was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Farrel and Dee proudly attended all of their children's and grandchildren’s activities.

She will be deeply missed by her sons: Thomas (Cheryl) Gentzler of Indianola and Scott (Lea) Gentzler of Marion; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren;

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2017; son, David Gentzler, in 2023; and two brothers, Jack and Jerry Marshall.   

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December 7, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Columbus Junction United Methodist Church
517 Second Street
Columbus Junction, IA 52738

Funeral Service
December 7, 2023

11:00 AM
Columbus Junction United Methodist Church
517 Second Street
Columbus Junction, IA 52738


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