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Anita H. Oetzel

PROPHETSTOWN – Anita H. Oetzel, 65, of Prophetstown, recently passed away unexpectedly at her home.

Anita was born May 23, 1948, in Morrison, to Dwight and Lois (Egert) Oetzel. She attended Prophetstown schools and graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduation, she worked as a medical technologist for a number of years before farming in the Prophetstown area. Anita also served as an emergency medical technician, and was a tax preparer.

Over the years, Anita served on many local boards and was involved in community activities. Anita was passionate about art and was an avid collector. She also enjoyed her flowers and working in her yard. She was fortunate to live in such a supportive community.

Survivors include three sisters, Nina Roth of Walla Walla, Wash., Rhonda (Vic) Dunes of Mesa, Ariz., and Glenna (David) Spotts of Racine, Wis.; nieces and nephews, Jeremy (Megan) Roth, Erica (Nick) Genereux, Christie (Michael) Bartzen, and Andrew Spotts; and four great-nephews and a great-niece, Maggie Roth, Duncan Genereux Roth, Tyler Bartzen, and Jacob Bartzen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother-in-law, Dan Roth.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. McDonald Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.


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