Goldie Anola Schultz was born Feb. 26, 1916, on the family farm in Stanton Township, rural Merrill, to George B. and Bessie (Robbins) Schultz. Goldie attended country school near her home.
She was united in marriage to Aaron Denniston on July 3, 1936, at her parents' home. Goldie and Aaron farmed near Merrill from 1944 to 1956.
She worked for Floyd Valley Broilers from 1957 to the mid-1960s. She later worked as a housekeeper in the dorms at Westmar College until her retirement in 1981.
Through the years, Goldie had been active with her church serving as a Sunday school teacher and treasurer. She shared her talents playing the piano for church activities. Through the years, Aaron and Goldie enjoyed belonging to and dancing with the Country Cousins square dance club.
In 1968, Goldie and Aaron built their home northwest of Seney. Goldie enjoyed planting and caring for her large flower and vegetable garden. Aaron died July 21, 2002. Goldie lived on the farm until 2006 when she moved to Prime Living in Le Mars.
Survivors include her four children: Larry Denniston and Angie Richards of Virginia Beach, Va., Gary and Judy Denniston of Indianola, Judy and Dave Hawkins of Orange City, and Don and Jeri Denniston of Kempner, Texas; 10 grandchildren: Danny Denniston, Dale Denniston, Bonnie (Steve) Klein, Roma (Todd) Lancaster, Tammy (Todd) Popken, Curt Hawkins, Mark (Christie) Denniston, Laura (Tim) Paplow, Nicholas (Jessica) Denniston, and Barbra Denniston; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lester Schultz and his wife, Ina. of Laurens, and James Schultz and his wife, Ardythe, of Bella Vista, Ark.; a sister, Juanita Posey and her husband, Everett, of Sioux City; in-laws: Dexter and Virginia Denniston of Minneapolis, Minn., Darrell Denniston, Lynn and Barbara Denniston, Durwood Yager, all of Bremerton, Wash., and Norma Denniston of Brainerd, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron on July 21, 2002; parents, George B. and Bessie (Robbins) Schultz; two brothers, Roy Schultz and a brother in infancy; a daughter-in-law, Louise Denniston; two brothers-in-law, Donald and James Denniston; and four sisters-in-law, Thelma (Les) Bass, Hope Yager, Helen (Richard) Rotter, and Joyce Denniston.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Seney United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, rural Le Mars. Visitations will be after 4 p.m. today (Friday) followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service, all at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitations will continue for 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Pallbearers will be Nicholas Denniston, Tim Paplow, Mark Denniston, Curt Hawkins, Todd Popken, Todd Lancaster, Steve Klein, and Dale Denniston.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.