Williamsburg-Loren George Folkmann passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020, surrounded by his family at Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg.
Loren was born on November 6, 1924 in rural South Amana, Iowa to George and Emma (Baack) Folkmann. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church and attended Trinity Lutheran School in Conroy. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 10, 1946 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was deployed on August 2, 1946 to Inchon Korea receiving the WWII Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal Japan. He was proud to be able to serve his country.
He met his sweetheart Dorothy Anne Wichmann and they were married on September 5, 1948 at St. John's Lutheran Church. They formed the perfect partnership and farmed together north of Williamsburg until they retired and moved to town in 1985. Loren had a strong Christian faith and was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church his entire life. He sang in the church choir for over 60 years and was a member of the ESR, a church elder and the school board. His hobbies and social outings were with neighbors and family including square dancing, horseshoes, dart ball, bowling, cards and golf. He was the rock of his family, strong on the outside and understanding and steadfast on the inside. He raised his family to love the Lord and to put God above all else. He is survived by four children; Brenda (David) Johnson of North Liberty, Gregory (Peggy) Folkmann of Williamsburg, Pamela (Chuck Huss) Folkmann-Huss of Iowa City and Julie (Craig) Hunter of Dunnellon, FL; 10 grandchildren; Anthony (Susan) Folkmann, Anne (Justin) Stuedemann, Andrew (Lindsay) Folkmann , Allison (Brett) Dietrich, Emy (Blake) Williams, Erik (Angie) Johnson, Curtis Enochson, Haley (Garrett) Struckhoff, Mitchel (Mallory) Hunter and Kalyn (Joshua) Lancette; 15 great grandchildren; William and Emma Folkmann, Ella and Ava Stuedemann, Marie Folkmann, Landon and Maddox Dietrich, Ashlyn and Teague Williams, Seth and Cooper Johnson, Leo, Lincoln and Luther Struckhoff, Indie Hunter; a brother Verne (Marlene) Folkmann; a sister-in-law, Mary Folkmann and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Dorothy, son Gary in infancy; one sister Ruth, two brothers Harold Folkmann and Edgar Folkmann.
A Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 am Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Conroy. You can view the service on the Powell Funeral Home facebook page. Burial will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. WE WILL BE PRACTICING SOCAIL DISTANCING AT THE VISITATION AND SERVICE. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
Our family wishes to express our sincere gratitude for the warm and loving care given to Loren by Highland Ridge Care Center staff. He considered you all his dear friends. Thank you also to the IC Hospice team for their care.
It is well with my soul and the best is yet to come. Love, Loren
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Peggy and family, my sympathy to you and your family. Hugs, Jeanette
Your dad is at peace now, and knowing this, you can also be at peace. My sincere sympathy to your entire family.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Praying for peace for your family during this time and with the knowledge of where he is may this bring you all comfort. The memories of your times together will forever be scrapbooked on your hearts.
Love Kent and Lori Haggard
We are sorry for the loss of your dad and grandpa. It is hard to lose a parent--even if it's expected. Your faith is so strong, Brenda. I know that began with your parents so I'm sure your sisters and brother share that faith with you. You know he's reunited with your mom. That's a great comfort. I loved his reply to your statement, Brenda, that the best is yet to come. You told me he said, "Why is it taking so long?" Priceless!
So sorry to hear of Loren's passing.He will be missed by your family and friends . Will miss seeing his smiling face at HR. Your family has our sincere sympathy.
Judy & John Lillis
Brenda, Greg, Pam, and Julie, my deepest sympathy and condolences. Sooooo many great memories of your dad and years of New Year Eve parties. Your dad and mine had some great times together over the years, and now get to recollect those times together once again in eternity. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. " John 14:1-3
I had the absolute pleasure of caring for Loren for the last 5 years. He always made us laugh and was a pure joy to take care of. He is someone who will be greatly missed by the highland ridge family. Thank you for allowing myself and those at highland to know him and care for him
Greg .Peggy and family: You are in my prayers. Greg you were blessed with an outstanding Christian Father-I know what a void it will be in your life. May God give you courage and strength at this time! Margaret Watkins Fett
Deepest Sympathy Greg & Peg and family. Love, Connie Brubaker
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