Marie Herold, 79, Osage

Marie Herold, 79, of Osage, formerly Charles City, entered into eternal rest Friday, February 15, 2019, at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage surrounded by her family.

A funeral service for Marie Herold will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City with Reverend Gary Mayer officiating.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Charles City.

Visitation will be at Hauser Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2019, with a Rosary being prayed at 4:45 p.m.  Visitation will continue one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

Marie Frances (Dougherty) Herold was born in rural Waukon, Iowa the daughter of Johnnie and Anna (Haas) Dougherty on July 3, 1939.  She was the eleventh of twelve children.  Marie was educated at country schools through 8th grade then attended Waukon High School.  She was united in marriage to Edmund Peter Herold on June 30, 1958, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lycurgus, Iowa near Waukon.  This union was blessed with five children.

Marie enjoyed putting jigsaw puzzles together, was an avid reader and listened to Elvis and Daniel O’Donnell (she was very proud of her Irish heritage).  She was prompt on sending birthday cards to family and would do anything for anyone.  Marie collected Snow Babies, Depression Glass Dishes and baby dolls.  She spent many hours playing cards with friends and family and liked to two-step to a waltz with her husband and sons.

Marie had a deep love for her family and was proud of all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spending time with them especially during holidays.  She couldn’t wait to meet all of the new members of her family when they were born.  Marie was a wonderful cook and baker who enjoyed canning soups, vegetables and beef (still using her dad’s recipe for beef).  She made the best brownies ever and they didn’t last long at family gatherings.  Marie enjoyed growing flowers and watching birds in her time spent outside. She will be missed by all who loved her and she will be remembered for her dimples, Irish twinkle in her blue eyes and heart of an angel.

Living family members include her three daughters:  Pamela Herold of Charles City, Kathy Krieg of Nashua and Denise (Paul) Eekhoff of Clarion; two sons: Edward Herold of Osage and Dennis (Lisa) Herold of Austin, Minnesota; grandchildren:  Casey Bunston (Tara); Chelsea Herold, Lacey Holding; Justin Herold (Madeline), Abbey Bunston (James), Rachel Krieg (Sylvia), Jacob Herold, Warren Krieg (Heather) and Jayson Herold; great-grandchildren:  Montgomery Bunston, Tyler Bunston, Aubrey Herold, Ayden Herold, Zander Herold, Bradley Herold and two more on the way; her beloved cat, Luna; siblings:  Bernard Dougherty, Mabel Sires and Anna (Charles) Souhrada; sisters-in-law:  Janice Dougherty, Elsie Dougherty and Leona Herold; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edmund; grandson, Cody Bunston; several unborn grandchildren; siblings:  Florence Lembke, Ralph Dougherty, Vincent Dougherty, Francis Dougherty, Cletus Dougherty, Leo Dougherty and twins Jean and Joan Dougherty; siblings-in-law: George Herold, Oscar Lembke, Carol Dougherty, Hazel Dougherty and William Sires, Sr.; honorary “son-in-law”, Michael Lukes; nephews:  Robert Sires, Charles Lembke, Pat Dougherty and George Brandt; and nieces:  Marilyn Brandt, Laurie (Souhrada) Grant, Sharon Herold and Linda Irvine.

Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of local arrangements.  Online condolences may be left for the family


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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