In Memory of

Delores June Todd

June 20, 1931 - April 2, 2019
From: Quimby, IA

Delores June Todd, the daughter of Oscar and Ella (Andresen) Lenz, was born June 20, 1931, on the family farm in Silver Township near Holstein, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent on the farm. She attended Silver School #6. Following the passing of her father at an early age, Delores stayed at home to assist  her family.

 On January 30, 1949, Delores was united in marriage to Donald Todd in Holstein, IA. Following their marriage, they moved to the family farm where they have remained ever since. Delores loved living and working on the farm. She enjoyed assisting Don with the everyday aspects of farming. They raised cattle, milk cows, chickens, hogs, ducks, and geese. She enjoyed collecting eggs from the chickens, gardening, and cooking, which she will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren as the best when it came to her homemade French bread. Most of all, Delores loved her family and always cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 On April 2, 2019, Delores passed away unexpectedly at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Ella Lenz; two brothers, Wayne and James Lenz; and one sister, Dorothy Wittrock.

 She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Donald Todd of rural Quimby, IA; four children: David (Becky) Todd of Quimby, IA, Nancy (Jim) Nelson of Cherokee, IA, Bev (Craig) Simonsen, of Aurelia, IA, Judy (Dale) Kraft of Laurens, IA; grandchildren: Jennifer (Kyle) Schimmer, Terri (Orin) Cheever, Matthew (Jessica) Todd, Emelee (Jon) Cargin, Ed (Nancy) Nelson, Audrey (Dan) Pitts, Laurie (Cory) Jenness, Derek (Rachel) Simonsen, Cody (Jill) Simonsen, Todd (Libby) Kraft, and Josie (John) Fahrenkrog; 32 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Nancy Crouch of Washta, IA, Clarence (Bernice) Todd of Quimby, IA, Gail (Nancy) Todd of Holstein, IA, Frank (Carolyn) Todd of Holstein, IA, Ken (Jani) Todd of Quimby, IA, Delores I. Todd of Washta, IA, Elvera Todd of Holstein, IA, and Donna Todd of Spencer; several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Quimby or Washta Fire/Rescue Departments.
Pastor David Doellinger will officiate
Ed Nelson
Derek Simonsen
Cody Simonsen
Todd Kraft
Matthew Todd
Dan Pitts

Visitation will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Quimby Cemetery


Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 9:11 AM
“So deeply sorry for your loss! Our deepest sympathies to your family! Love, Doug & Jan Brown
- Doug & Janet Brown
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 9:10 AM
“Nancy, Mary and I are so sorry for your loss of your mom. Lord Bless You and your family. Roy and Mary King”
- Roy and Mary King
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:16 AM
“Oh, Bev, Paul and I are so very sorry to see this on line. May God's comfort be with you all. with love, the Mugges'.”
- Paul and Karen Mugge
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:16 AM
“Nancy and family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Take Care. ”
- Jill Renken
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 8:57 AM
“I am so very sorry to hear that you all lost your mom! Delores was a very sweet lady and I will always remember her smile!! My deepest sympathy to Dave, Nancy, Bev and Judy!!”
- Debbie Courtright
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