Adella Truax, 82, Kasson
Adella Darlene Truax, age 82, of Kasson, formerly of Parkersburg, Iowa, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Kasson surrounded by her family.
She was born Oct. 30, 1935, in Marshalltown, Iowa, daughter of Vincent and Wanda (stepmother) Halter and Vivian (mother) Saunders. She married Donald “Don” E. Truax on Feb. 9, 1971, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.
She graduated in 1954 from Teachers High School in Cedar Falls. Mrs. Truax also graduated from Hawkeye Tech’s Schools of Nursing and worked at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo for 42 years.
She was a member of First Congregational Church in Parkersburg. Darlene was a member of the Parkersburg American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, where she enjoyed helping serve at their monthly breakfasts. She was an active member of the Mantorville Seniors. Through the years she enjoyed gardening, canning and crocheting. She enjoyed her time spent cooking for her family, baby sitting her grandchildren and teaching them how to make homemade noodles. She very much enjoyed playing cards with her friends.
She is survived by: two sons, Rick (Suzanne) Nicklaus of Irvine, Calif., Steve (Pat) Nicklaus of Sunrise Beach, Mo.; one daughter, Teresa (Michael) Whitcome of Kasson; eight grandchildren, Autumn Timm of Kasson, USAF ROTC 1stClass Cadet Alexander C. Nicklaus and US Merchant Marine Academy Midshipman Jonathan C. Nicklaus, Rebecca (Nate) Wright of Sunrise Beach, Mo., Shawn (Angie) Behrends of Parkersburg, Tonya (Chad) Fessler of Clear Lake, Trista (Lance) Higuera, of Waterloo, andChad (Patty) Truax; 10great-grandchildren, Everett Timm, Aubrey Adella Timm, Kaylee Luhman, Seirra Behrends, Seirra Craighton, Alex Fessler, Kegan Fessler, Makia Fessler, Teleigha Fessler, and Jalaura Fessler; a great-great granddaughter, Adelyn Behrends; an uncle, Virgil Lindeman of Parkersburg; longtime friends, Bill Smart and Nancy Hart of Waterloo and Gene and Bonnie Anderson of Cedar Falls and recent Kasson friend, Elaine Marquart.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald; her parents, Vince and Wanda Halter; mother, Vivian Saunders; a great-granddaughter, Alexis Behrends; and an uncle, Ernie Nicklaus.
Memorial Serviceswere held Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at the First Congregational Church, with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery, both in Parkersburg.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.redman-schwartz.com. Arrangements are being handled by Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Parkersburg.