Dorothy H. Lekwa, 89, of Moran, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Moran Manor.
She was born Aug. 1, 1923 south of Chapin, Iowa, the daughter of C.K. & Lela (Deam) Crawford.
Dorothy attended a country school north of Sheffield, Iowa, and graduated from Hansell High School, Hansell, Iowa, in 1940.
Dorothy worked for the FBI in Washington D.C. 1942-1944 in fingerprint classification and met J. Edgar Hoover, the director at the time. She later worked at First National Bank in Hampton, Iowa.
She married Wilfrid L. LaPorte in Rockville, Md. on Feb. 12, 1944. This union was blessed with two children, her daughter, Donna and son, William.
Dorothy married Robert M. Lekwa in November of 1966. Together they worked his Star Mail Route, which she continued after his passing in 1979.
Dorothy loved the Lord, her family, friends and neighbors and loved to fish. In later years, she moved to Moran to be near her son Bill, who looked after her needs.
She was active in Moran Christian Church, Open Circle Club, American Legion and various activities including Moran Day Ceremonies.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Wilfrid in 1966 and Robert in 1979; brothers, Merwyn Crawford and Douglas Crawford.
Survivors include William and wife Kim, of Moran, daughter Donna Phariss of Clear Lake, Iowa; grandsons, Jotham and Ellie LaPorte of Ringgold, Ga., David Phariss of Clear Lake, Thaddeaus and Jessica LaPorte, of Burden, Z. Chase and Clarissa LaPorte, Ogden, Kan.; sister, Eunice Jacobson; brother-in-law, James Jacobson of Waverly, Iowa, and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Church of Christ in Hampton, Iowa. Visitation is Wednesday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Moran from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Cookson Hills Christian Ministry.
Condolences to the family can be sent at www.feuerbornfuneral.com
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