Mary Jean Fiderlein, 95, of West Branch, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at Crestview Specialty Care Center in West Branch.
Mary Jean was born on Aug. 21, 1921 the daughter of James Albert and Etta Phelps Kline. She attended Linn Grove country school and graduated from West Liberty High School in 1939. On May 16, 1942 Mary Jean was united in marriage to Louis Fiderlein of Atalissa, they had been married for over 64 years. When Louis returned from the service in 1946 they farmed for over 50 years West of West Liberty.
She loved her family, life on the farm, cooking and playing bridge. She was a member of the West Liberty United Methodist Church.
Mary Jean is survived by one son: John and his wife Sandy of West Branch; three grandchildren: Brian (Diane) Fiderlein of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Chad (Deb) Fiderlein of West Branch, and Kelly (Jason) Brubaker of North Liberty, Iowa; and four great grandchildren: Cael and Wyatt Fiderlein of West Branch and Ashlyn and Reece Brubaker of North Liberty. Also surviving is a sister-in-law: Marie Kline of Kansas City, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis, parents, infant son William, five brothers: Joe Kline, Marion “Pete” Kline, Wayne Kline, Elmer Kline and Everett Kline, three sisters: Alberta Kline, Hazel Freyermuth and Anna Kline.
Graveside services were held Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. Visitation was held Friday at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home, West Liberty with a graveside service immediately following.
A memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.
Mary Jean Fiderlein, 95Wednesday, February 15, 2017