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Agnes E. Dull

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Agnes E. Dull, 101, of Le Mars, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars.

Agnes Elizabeth Dull was born Jan. 17, 1911, in Iowa City, the daughter of Albert and Agnes (Cash) Hogan. Agnes was raised on a farm near Tiffin. She attended country school, district #4, and later graduated from St. Patrick's High School in Iowa City in 1927.

Agnes continued her education at Clarke College in Dubuque, from 1927 to 1929. She used her degree to teach at the same country school she attended near Tiffin.

In 1930, Agnes accepted a part-time position at the University of Iowa Hospital's business office. During this time she furthered her education at the University of Iowa and graduated with a B.A. degree in history in 1933. While attending Iowa, she became a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Upon graduation, Agnes accepted a full-time position at the business office and worked there until 1936.

On Aug. 21, 1934, Agnes and W. Burton Dull (of Cherokee) were united in marriage in Iowa City. The couple made Le Mars their home where Burton established his law practice.

Agnes was a member of St Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars and Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She was active in Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America. She also participated in Federated Woman's Club and the Floyd Valley Hospital Auxiliary. Agnes was a founding member of Chapter AO of the T.T.T. Society.

In her spare-time she enjoyed reading, playing cars, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.

It was no secret that Agnes was an avid Iowa Hawkeye Football and Basketball fan.

She will be lovingly remembered by two daughters, A. Jean Louvar of Hinckley, Minn., and Sarah Mohr and her husband, Roger, of Rapids City, Ill.; one son, Robert Dull and his wife, Margaret, of Le Mars; 14 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Lois (Weber) Dull, of Lees Summit, Mo., and Bonnie Dull of Le Mars; and family friend and caretaker, Marge Hartman of Le Mars.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 72 years, W. Burton Dull on May 21, 2007; a son, J. Michael Dull; daughter-in-law Kay Dull; son-in-law, Dick Louvar; three brothers, Bert, Frank, and Paul Hogan; and brothers-in-law, Glenn, Paul, Ivan and Max Dull.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Kevin Richter will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 5-8 p.m. with a 3 p.m. rosary service led by Catholic Daughters of the Americas and a scriptural prayer service conducted at 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Friday.

Memorials and expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Gehlen Catholic Schools Endowment Fund.

Stories, memories, and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.



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