Kay Ellen Dull, 66, of North Miami Beach, Fla., and formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at Parkway Regional Medical Center in North Miami Beach, following an extended illness.
The former Kay Ellen Klingaman was born July 12, 1940, in Waterloo, the daughter of Verl and Iva (Nieuwenhuis) Klingaman. She grew up in Waterloo, graduated from Orange High School in 1958 and matriculated to the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Kay received her bachelors and nursing degree from the University of Iowa in 1962.
Kay Ellen Klingaman and J. Michael Dull were united in marriage on Aug. 26, 1961, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. The couple made their home in Le Mars for many years. Later in life, Kay received her masters degree in sociology from Westmar College in Le Mars and her Jurist Doctorate from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion. During her life, she had been a registered nurse, a sociology professor at Westmar College in Le Mars and Morningside College in Sioux City and was a practicing member of the Iowa Bar Association. For several years she had been Corporate Council for Terra Chemical in Sioux City. Her husband J. Michael Dull died Aug. 19, 1989.
Kay was a member of the American Bar Association, Delta Delta Delta and Scottish Highlanders. She had also served as a board member for Plains Area Mental Health in Le Mars and the Okoboji Maritime Museum.
Kay enjoyed sailing, painting and music. She played the piano, organ and bagpipes. She was an accomplished cook in her spare time. While her sons were growing she spent a great deal of time supporting them at their athletic and scholastic events.
Survivors include her three sons and their families, Chuck Dull and his wife Alexa of Rhinebeck, N.Y., Matt Dull and his wife Jennifer of Montgomery, Minn., and Joshua "Jed" Dull of Miami, Fla.; six granddaughters, Maggie, Rachel and Johanna Dull of Rhinebeck, N.Y., and Madison, Jessica and Marissa Dull of Montgomery, Minn.; two sisters, Elaine Watt and her husband Jim of San Diego, Calif., and Jean Lawson and her husband Ted of Dallas, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Mike.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Kevin Richter presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars.
Visitation at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars will be after 3 p.m. Friday, where there will be a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m.