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Lucy  Dillenburg

Obituary for Lucy Dillenburg

February 24, 1932 - August 16, 2016
Creston, Iowa | Age 84


Lucy Dillenburg, 84, of Creston, died Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home – HCI in Creston.

Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 25 & 34 in Creston. Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate.

Burial will be at Grove Chapel Cemetery, south of Creston.

Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday before the service.

Memorials may be given to the local Greater Regional Hospice Home –HCI in Creston. Online condolences can be given at

Lucille Marie (Bryant) Dillenburg, daughter of Noah Willard Bryant and Maggie Marie (Kay) Bryant, was born on Feb. 24, 1932 in Union County, Iowa She graduated from Creston High School in 1950. She went on to receive training as a Nurse Aid and later as a Surgical Technician.

On June 4, 1950, Lucy married Junior L. Dillenburg in Creston. They first lived in Adair County. Soon, they moved and farmed south of Creston. Lucy first worked for Leo Avazion at the Coast to Coast Store in Creston. She was primarily a homemaker and farmwife. Lucy worked also as a Nurse aid for several years, then as a Surgical Aid for over 25 years at the Greater Community Hospital in Creston. She helped Junior work and raise registered paint horses.
Lucy was a member of the Platte Center Presbyterian Church for many years. More recently, she was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ in Creston. Lucy loved animals, especially horses and horseback riding. She also enjoy flowers, sewing and crafts.

Survivors include her husband, Junior Dillenburg of Creston; four daughters, Deborah (husband Patrick) Miller of Fort Worth, Texas, Peggy (husband Greg) Rice and Holly Barto, both of Creston, and Joyce (husband Patrick) Abell of Kearney, Neb.; a son, Alan (wife Donna) Dillenburg of Johnstown, Ohio; a sister, Lottie Riley of Creston; and a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Bryant of Lenox; 12 grandchildren, Keeley (Jeremy) Kinder, Keegan (Kelley) Miller, Jake (Melony) Rice, Robin (Wayne) Rice, Chad (Lacey) Rice, Jeramiah Rice, Catrina (Thomas) Griffin, Amanda Kinkade, Lucas (Kimberly) Kinkade, Lyndsey (Scott) Maxon, Jenny (Rafeal) Rosas, and Josh (Michael) Barto; and 12 great-grandchildren (with 2 others on the way).

Lucy was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter in infancy, Becky Dillenburg, a sister, Bertie Mellow and three brothers, Bud, Paul and Bob Bryant and a brother-in-law, LeRoy "Bud" Riley.

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