Dena Schlamp

Dena Doreen Schlamp, nearing 87, died peacefully in her sleep early Sunday morning November 1, 2020, at her home in rural New Hartford, Iowa. Dena was born on November 27, 1933, to Jelsche and Dena (Kalkwarf) Muller, growing up on the family farm near Buck Grove, Iowa and graduating from Parkersburg High School.
Dena “Doreen” married Richard John Schlamp of New Hartford, Iowa on August 8, 1961. Dena spent her early working years at Hinson Manufacturing in Waterloo, Iowa before becoming a full-time homemaker. Dena enjoyed being a mother to six children. Her hobbies were vegetable and flower gardening and cooking-always trying a new recipe while also cooking traditional family recipes. She loved sewing, creative crafts, painting, quilting, bird watching and home decorating.
Dena is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Richard, on January 31, 2013; her parents, her mother and father-in-law; Elmer J. and Sylvia O. (Christiansen) Schlamp, three brothers: Klaas J. Muller, John E. Muller, Elmer L. Muller, three sisters: Frances L. Gieken, Grace Kruger, Lenora Kromminga, three brothers-in-Law; Henry Gieken, George Kruger, Henry G. Kromminga, two sisters-in-law; Harriett J. (Elmer) Muller and Patricia A. (Mel) Brinkman, one niece and three nephews; Janola J. Kruger, Wendell D. Kromminga, Rolland D. Kruger, and Delroy L. Kruger
Dena is survived by her six children, two daughters-in-law, and two sons-in- law; Timothy L. Schlamp, Mitchel J. Schlamp (Stephanie A. Krug), Pamela S. Schlamp, Jennifer J. (Neven R.) Mikic, Carey R. (Clifford E.) Taylor, and Jason R. (Tami L. Taylor) Schlamp, twelve grandchildren, Maggie Schlamp, Marvin Schlamp, Teri (Brittany) Gorby, Alicia Onken, Kristin Schlamp, Kacie Schlamp, Derek Schlamp, Cody Mead, Haley Mead, Megan Schlamp, Benjamin Schlamp and Quinn Taylor; nine great-grandchildren, Cayson, Kayanne, Chloe, Isabella, Mila, Aurora, Loki, Osiris and Abigail; and many nieces and nephews.
 Graveside services and burial were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 5, 2020, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Parkersburg, with Pastor Chan Kim officiating. Serving as honorary casketbearers were Benjamin Schlamp, Derek Schlamp and Cody Mead.
 A public visitation was held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Parkersburg. Redman-Schwartz Funeral home in Parkersburg was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at


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