Elizabeth 'Liz' Duneman, 80
Elizabeth "Liz" Duneman age 80 of New Hampton, IA died Friday, November 5, 2021, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette, IA.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Rev. Kevin Frey officiating.
Interment will be held in the New Hampton City Cemetery after the funeral service with Elizabeth’s grandchildren serving as pallbearers.
Friends may greet the family from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Liz was born on May 25, 1941, to Lyle and Ruth (Gunhus) Cameron in Cresco. She spent her younger years as a farm girl before her family moved to Cresco, where she graduated from Cresco High School in 1959.
She had known Jerry for years, but when he returned home after serving his country in the U.S. Army, the two began dating, and they were married on April 25, 1964.
The couple made their home in New Hampton, and their family grew to include three beautiful daughters — Dawn, Cindi, and Steph.
The three girls had a mom who was kind, loving, and giving. She loved to cook and bake, and anything she made — from jule kage, lefse, to her delicious brownies and everything in between — was simply delicious. Dawn, Cindi, and Steph knew they had a best friend in their mother, and they also knew they could always go to her and they would get the help and love they needed.
Liz was also a “mother” to numerous New Hampton children as she ran an in-home daycare for years. There was no better, more comforting place parents could leave their children when they went off to work each day. In retirement Liz and Jerry worked as custodians at Trinity Lutheran Church, where they were faithful members for many years.
More than anything, Liz loved spending time with her daughters and she especially adored her eight grandchildren and there was no better day for her than one spent with them. She also cherished her little dog Daisy. In the springtime, Liz always looked forward to flower shopping at several greenhouses in the area. She also loved shopping, especially her yearly Christmas shopping trip with her daughters. Liz and Jerry also enjoyed their trips to the casinos every now and then.
Liz had such an exceptionally kind heart and was a woman who exuded compassion for her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing her.
Liz is survived by her three daughters, Dawn (Duane) Fenneman of West Union, IA, Cindi (Jon) Clark of Reinbeck, IA, Stephanie (David) McKenna of Indianola, IA; eight grandchildren, Derrick Fenneman, Brandon Fenneman, Dylan Fenneman, Cameron Clark, Karlee Clark, Tyler McKenna, Kyan McKenna, Sawyer McKenna; and brother, Lyle Cameron.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry, of almost 57 years; her parents, Lyle and Ruth Cameron; a sister, Lila Mae, who died in infancy; and her beloved dog Daisy.