Dolores Marilyn Miehe, 82, of Oelwein passed away on Wednesday February 12, 2014 at Oelwein Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Monday February 17, 2014 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein with Rev. Charis Combs-Lay officiating. Visitation will be on Monday as well, from 10-11 AM. She will be laid to rest in Long Grove Cemetery at Maynard. A memorial fund has been established in Dolores' name.
Dolores was born on November 14, 1931 near Randalia, Iowa. She was the daughter of Arch and Vida (Wolfgram) McComb. Dolores graduated from West Central in Maynard, Iowa in 1949. She married Willard Miehe in 1951, they later divorced.
Before she was married, Dolores worked at the Oelwein Daily Register and in the mail order department of Montgomery Wards in Oelwein. Dolores later attended the University of Northern Iowa, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1996. She then went to work for the Alternative Living Corporation in Oelwein as a House Counselor. She very much enjoyed working with the clients there.
Dolores lived on a farm and always had a large garden, from which she would can all of her bounty for her family. She enjoyed crocheting and cross stitching. She was an expert seamstress, her talents created many clothes for her children and dresses for her daughters. Dolores also loved her church choir, she was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Maynard.
Dolores is survived by her children: Ron Miehe of Fayette, Deb (Paul) Miller of Peosta and Lori (Randy) Paulsen of Nixa, MO; her grandchildren: Alesia Burgess, Matthew Miller, Corey Paulsen and Amanda Paulsen; and her 10 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers David McComb and Don McComb.