Dorothy Ann Treangen, 81, of Waukon, Iowa, formerly of Mabel and Spring Grove, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Waukon.
Dorothy was born August 1, 1937, near Spring Grove, Minn., to Arnold and Bernice (Erickson) Wiste. She attended Spring Grove Schools. At a young age she started doing housecleaning and babysitting. On January 21, 1956, she married Odell Treangen in Spring Grove. They resided in Mabel and in 1962 moved to Odell’s family farm south of Mabel. In 1970 she started a daycare and took care of area children for over 30 years. Odell passed away on April 11, 1998. In 2009 she moved to Spring Grove and in 2012 she became a resident of Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Waukon. She was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church and the Mabel American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed shopping, trips to the “boat,” baking, and feeding the birds.
Dorothy is survived by two sons, Dan (Lori) of Waukon and Daryl of Decorah; grandchildren Christina (Jon) Williams, Lucas and Casey Treangen, Alicia Treangen, Laura Kos (Andy Orvella), Brittany (John) Bodensteiner, Cheyanne Treangen, and Shane Treangen; step-grandchildren Jill (Dave) Butler, Joel Ashbacher, Brandan (Shauna) Ashbacher; great-grandchildren Austin Williams, Isabella Kos, Karter Kos, and Nash Treangen; step great-grandchildren Taylr, Clayton, and Margaret Wacker; Kevin, Breelyn, and Irelyn Ashbacher; Axel Orvella; one step great-great-grandchild, Addison Mahan; a brother, Arnold (Naomi) Wiste, Jr. of Austin, Minn.; sisters-in-law Carmona Wiste of Spring Grove, Bonnie Wiste of Austin, and Marlys Wiste of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Bernice; her husband, Odell; a son, Mark; brothers Arvid, Orin, and Dale; and sisters Ione Treangen, Alvina Vongroven, and Betsy Sand.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Faith Lutheran Church in Blackhammer, with the Rev. Elliott Malm officiating. Burial will be in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Mabel First Lutheran Church. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Friday, April 19 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services.