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2/13/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Althea Denahy
Althea Denahy
Althea Denahy, 88, of Grand Mound died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Westwing Place, DeWitt.    

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at SS Philip and James Catholic Church, Grand Mound.  The Rev. Bill Kneemiller and the Rev. Paul Connolly will officiate.  

Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Grand Mound. Pallbearers will be Dylan Hintz, Jonathan Gregoire, Todd Westphal, Kurt Denahy, Ryan "Kip" Denahy and Bill Dolan.

Visitation is 3-7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, with a vigil service at 7 p.m.     

The former Althea Mary Ryan was born May 23, 1924, in Grand Mound to William and Stella Kuehn Ryan.  Althea was a graduate of St. Joseph High School of DeWitt.

Althea married Raymond Fredrick Denahy Sept. 23, 1944, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt. Ray died July 2, 2005. The couple farmed in rural Grand Mound, and Althea also was employed by M. B. Peters and Son Insurance for many years.  

She was a longtime member of SS Philip and James Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.  Althea loved following her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's activities and was also an avid card player.

Surviving are her children, Mary Kae (Steve Bierman) Hintz and  Denise (Chuck) Gregoire of DeWitt, Bob (JoAnn) Denahy of Wheatland, and Gayle Dolan of DeWitt; 24 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; a sister, Madonna Torpey of Debary, Fla.;  brothers, Wilfred (Jo Ann) Ryan of Hemet, Calif., and Ken (Robin) Ryan of Studio City, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Althea also was preceded in death by two grandchildren, a great-grandson, a son-in-law, a brother and two sisters. 

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfun eralhomes.com.

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