Dorothy Treangen, 81, formerly of Mabel Also formerly of Spring Grove

Dorothy Ann Treangen, 81, of Waukon, Iowa, formerly of Mabel and Spring Grove, died on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Waukon.

She was born on Aug. 1, 1937, near Spring Grove to Arnold and Bernice (Erickson) Wiste.

She attended Spring Grove Schools.

At a young age she started doing housecleaning and babysitting.

On Jan. 21, 1956 she married Odell Treangen in Spring Grove.

They resided in Mabel and in 1962 moved to his family farm south of Mabel. In 1970 she started a daycare and took care of area children for over 30 years. 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.

She is survived by two sons, Dan (Lori) of Waukon, Iowa and Daryl of Decorah, Iowa; 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 and Brandan (Shauna) Ashbacher; great-grandchildren, Austin Williams, Isabella Kos, Karter Kos and Nash Treangen; step-great-grandchildren, Taylor, Clayton and Margaret Wacker, Kevin, Breelyn and Irelyn Ashbacher and Axel Orvella; one step-great-great-grandchild, Addison Mahan; a brother, Arnold (Naomi) Wiste, Jr. of Austin; 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 husband, Odell on April 11, 1998; a son, Mark; brothers, Arvid, Orin and Dale and sisters, Ione Treangen, Alvina Vongroven and Betsy Sand. 

Funeral services for her were held on Saturday, April 20, at Faith Lutheran Church in Blackhammer with the Rev. Elliott Malm officiating. Burial followed in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery.