Dorothy Margaret Delperdang, 79, of Le Mars, and longtime Sioux City resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at God Samaritan Village of Le Mars in Le Mars.
The former Dorothy Margaret Madden was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Le Mars, the daughter of James Michael and Margaret Cahterine (Bahmer) Madden. She attended school in rural Plymouth County. On Sept. 14, 1948, she married Ralph Delperdang at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ellendale. Mr. Delperdang died Oct. 25, 1964. She was a lifelong resident of Sioux City until 2003 when she moved to Le Mars.
While in Sioux City, she was employed with the Biltmore Restaurant, Larkin Funeral Home as a hostless, Aalfs Manufacturing and Wincharger Corp.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Sioux City where she enjoyed saying the rosary. She also enjoyed dancing, collecting dolls, and socializing with others.
Survivors include four sons, Patrick "Skip" and his wife, LaVonne Delperdang of Sioux City, Edward and his wife, JoDean Delperdang of Naples, Fla., Leo and his wife, Connie Delperdang of Wichita, Kan., and Ronald John Delperdang of Sioux City; a sister, Darlene Goebel of Sioux City; a brother and his wife, Frank and Dorothy Madden of Le Mars; grandchildren; nichole Belle, Heather, Megan, Jessica, Nicholas and Cade Delperdang, Shannon Green; great-grandchildren, Rebekah Bell, Michael Delperdang, Anthony and Sean Green.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Clifford Madden and her twin brother, Don Madden; and two sisters, Irene Schelpptz and Dolores Riley.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today (Monday) at Immaculate Conception Church with the Rev. Daniel C. Guenther and the Rev. Robert Gralapp officiating. Bural will be in St. Catherine's Catholic Cemetery in Oyens.
Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a rosary at 3 p.m., the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7 p.m. at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel in Sioux City.