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“Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember visiting Uncle Bill and Aunt Ola's many, many times.Doris was several years older than myself,...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Irma Kilgore Roberts - Creston, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all with the loss of yur mother. She was always so kind and sweet (as was your father). I still have the poncho...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Cindy Amos Williams - Afton, IA

“So sorry to hear about this. The picture of the two of them that jessica posted reminds me so much of her and justin. Condolences. ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Steve Struhar - Saint paul, MN

“Linda, I'm sorry for your loss. I am Clotene's (Doris' cousin) oldest daughter. I remember visiting with your mother on several occasions when I...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce Jones - Des Moines, IA

“To dear Doris' Family, Our deepest sympathy to you at the loss of your very loving mother and grandmother (and great gma). Our family shared monthly...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Peg Krambeck Eblen - Creston

“Doris and Ray were inspirations to me. They LOVED: God, each other, their family, and brought sunshine in the form of smiles with them wherever they...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Charlie Westman - Creston, IA

“Mrs Lundquist will always hold a special place in my heart. She had such a great impression on my first year of school and always loved catching her...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Dana (Neisemier) Pryor

“To Ralph and his family I give my deepest condolences. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Mark English - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Mrs. Lundquist was my third grade teacher 40 years ago and I think of her often. Her kindness had an impact on my life and I have always thought of...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Laura Thompson

“We met Doris and her husband early on in Linda and Jerry's marriage. We shared a dinner table once in Ames when Jerry was receiving an award. They...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Bob and Bonnie Baker - Greentop, MO

“Mrs. Lundquist was my kindergarten teacher in 1975. She was one of my most memorable teachers. She always had a smile on her face and had a kind...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Candace (Tucker) Ripperger - IA

“Very sorry to hear of your mother's passing Ralph. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Chris Hinrichs and Family ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Chris Hinrichs

“I cant remember the year she taught me but it was a great year. She was great and kind teacher I saw her over the years ans she was always smiling....Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Mike Kirk - Marshalltwon, IA

“Ralph & Family, Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time. The Hovey's, Gary, Brenda & Heather ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Gary & Brenda Hovey - Swisher, IA

“Doris was my grade school teacher, and through the years was my friend. She was a very kind and loving person. I was glad to have her as a pat of my...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Monica Freihage Aragon - Loveland, CO

“Diane, My thoughts and prayers are wth you during this difficult time in the loss of your beloved mother. I know, through our talks, how much you...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Lana Bearden - Creston, IA

“Linda, your mom was always smiling when I saw her at the rehab. She was certainly a lovely lady. You can certainly be proud of the joy and happyness...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Bill Fastenow - friend

“Our hearts are so sad at the passing of our dear friend, Doris! She always was so pleasant and also we remember a lot of fun times with her and Ray!...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Jack and Judy Harman - Afton, IA

“Dear Linda, Patricia, Diane, and Ralph,Where to begin? My memories of your mother transcend my life. As children we grew up in the Thayer School...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Seales - Lorimor, IA

“Mrs Lundquist was the best kindergarten teacher.....She had the patience of a saint....She will be greatly missed.... ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Ronnie Fenton Baumfalk - Afton, IA

“Thank you to Mrs. Lundquist. She was my Kindergarten teacher at Lorimor Elementary during 1982-83. I have never forgotten her. She was a wonderful...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Candi Erickson Kerrigan - Afton, IA

“What a wonderful friend, she will be missed by so many, including our granddaughters, we all loved her like a "Grandma". She made us all smile,...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Chris Van Gelder - friend

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Doris M. Lundquist, 90, of Creston, formerly of Thayer, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Cromwell. Pastor Dan Moore will officiate.

Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston.

Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wed. at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highways 25 & 34 in Creston. Memorials are to the Cromwell Congregational United Church of Christ. Online condolences may be given under the obituary category at

Doris Marguerite Smith was born August 31, 1922 in Cromwell, Ia. to William Pearl Smith and Ola Mae (Moon) Smith. Doris graduated from Cromwell High School in 1939. She then attended Creston Junior College and got a Bachelor's Degree from Drake University in Elementary Education. Doris taught school at St. Charles until she was united in marriage to Ray Lundquist on Nov. 3, 1942 in Corpus Christi, Texas. After marriage they lived in Corpus Christi, Texas until Ray was transferred to San Diego, Calif. for the military. After Ray was discharged they moved southwest of Thayer where they farmed for 51 years. Doris began teaching again in 1957 at Thayer Consolidated School and later at the Lorimor Center of East Union. They retired in 1985 and then moved into Creston in 1997. They enjoyed 18 winters in Mesa, Arizona. She enjoyed a second career working at Van Gelder Clothing. She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Cromwell, and was a member of the Thayer Methodist Church and Eastern Star.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda (husband Jerry) Huffman and Diane Lundquist, both of Creston; Patricia Laird of Earlham; a son, Ralph (wife Judy) Lundquist of Solon; seven grandchildren, Jason (wife Kathy) Kendrick, Justin (wife Sarah) Kendrick, Josh (fiancée Hannah Finehout) Kendrick, Brian (wife Tammy) Laird, Nathan (wife Jessica) Laird, Jessica (husband Mike) Bolden and Shannon (husband Kelly) Griffith; three step-grandchildren, Rick (wife Robyn) Laird, Kevin (wife Tracey) Laird and Travis (Ashley Shaw) Brown; twelve great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ray in 2009; a son-in-law, Dale Laird; a brother-in-law, Carl Lundquist; and a sister-in-law, Maxine Lundquist.