Nona M. Endlich, 89, of Walcott, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church in Walcott or to the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.
Nona was born October 23, 1930 in Wells, Minnesota, the daughter of Harry and Elsie (Lindquist) Klingbeil. She grew up in Owatonna, Minnesota and in 1948, she graduated from Mankato Beauty School and married Jerome Fisher who preceded her in death. In 1966, she married George Endlich Jr. who preceded her in death in 1995.
During her high school years, Nona worked as a girl scout counselor during the summer camp season. As her children grew, she was a cub scout den mother and had started a brownie scout troop at Roosevelt School in 1965. Nona had also been a campfire leader from 1972 to 1978 and served as PTA president with Roosevelt School in 1965. She had also worked at Sears & Roebuck and at Pittsburgh Plate Glass in the early 50’s.
Nona enjoyed working in the children’s department at Younkers department store from 1984-2005. She loved her family and enjoyed sewing, needlecrafts, baking, learning the history of the 1800’s, line dancing, reading and collecting Boyds Bears.
Those left to honor her memory include her son, Michael (Penny) Fisher of Bettendorf; her daughters, Patricia (James) Terres of Walcott and Tami (Blake) Gottschalk of Chanhassen, Minnesota; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren with one on the way; two step great-grandchildren; and one step great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her husbands, Jerome and George, Nona was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
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