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Doris G. Ferrie

July 6, 1933 ~ November 22, 2022 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Doris Ferrie Obituary

Doris Ferrie, age 89, of Cresco, Iowa, died Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Accura Healthcare of Cresco surrounded by her family.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Notre Dame Catholic Church on Saturday, November 26th, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Jacob Rouse officiating.  Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery following mass.  Visitation will be held at Notre Dame Catholic Church on Friday, November 25th, 2022, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with a rosary prior to visitation at 3:30 p.m. and a parish scripture service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Saturday.  Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Doris was born July 6th, 1933 on her parent’s farm northwest of Cresco. She was the daughter of Bernard Clement Ollendieck and Irma Mary Fritz. Doris attended Cresco Public School and then her senior year switched to Assumption High School. She enjoyed playing basketball and she was crowned basketball Queen. After high school she was a waitress at Elms Café. On October 8th, 1952, she was united in marriage to Ronald Francis Ferrie at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Cresco. Together, Doris and Ronald made their home on the farm near Schley, Iowa. They lived on a few farms before settling on the home place of Ronald’s parents, and they lived there for many years. They both loved farming, and Ronald was the fourth generation Ferrie to have owned it. Ronald died on December 30th, 1998 and Doris lived on the farm for another year before she moved to town. Doris loved to dance to her polka music, no matter where she was. She always said her greatest accomplishment in life was her children. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild very much and talked about them all the time. Farming with her John Deere, chatting with the neighbors, and playing cards with her friends were also some of Doris’s favorite things to do.  

Doris kept busy while living in town- Church Council, volunteered at the hospital, Howard Co. Residential, VFW, Legion Auxiliary, Hospice, Historical Society Member, Cresco Chamber Member, School Board, Past President Altar Rosary Society, counted money at Church, and Meals on Wheels. For several years, she worked at Notre Dame Grade School Lunch Program.

Her favorite saying was “That’s just the way it is”

Doris is survived by her son William and Charleen Ferrie of Spring Valley, MN- grandchildren: Christy (Tim), Lauri (Rob), Adam (Jacie), and Jason (Megan); her daughter Sandra and Ronald Sedam of Rock Island, IL- grandchildren: Graham (Christine), Megan (Justin), and Jessica (Tim); her son Gary and Marti Ferrie of Cresco, IA- grandchildren: Nick (Katie), Nathan (Lindsey), Tyler (Nic), and Amber (Jay); her son Randy and Sheryl Ferrie of Cresco, IA- grandchildren: Roland and Ramsey (Heather); her son Kevin and Marcy Ferrie of Hastings, MN- grandchildren: Nicole (Adam), Douglas (Meghan), and Kayla (Corey); her daughter Sue and Marv Schnur of Ridgeway, IA- grandchildren: Torie (Tye), Travis (Katie), and Tanner (Sara); and son Darin and Kathy Ferrie of Cresco, IA- grandchildren: Brooklyn, Boston, and Britain, along with 42 great-grandchildren; Brothers and sisters include Charles (Dorothy), Kenneth (Dalene), Jean McCarville, and Joyce (Jim) Sweeney, Sisters-in-law Bernice, Dulcie, Lois and Sonia Ollendieck, Aggie Arnberg and Marie Ferrie

Doris was preceded in death by her husband Ronald; one son Steven in infancy; one granddaughter Stephanie; four brothers Don, Bob, Richard, and Dean; two sisters Marion and Judy, and brother-in-law Bud McCarville

“No rough roads, just want a smooth ride. Remember it will be my last ride. Ha!”

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Recitation of the Rosary
November 25, 2022

3:30 PM
Notre Dame Catholic Church

November 25, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Notre Dame Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial
November 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Notre Dame Catholic Church


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