Delois Flage

Delois Louise Flage, 96, was born June 29, 1924, the daughter of Walter and Esther (Hansmeier) Fiet in rural Postville. She died peacefully March 23, 2021 at Barthell Eastern Star Home in Decorah with family at her side. Services will be held in April with burial at Bethlehem Presbyterian Cemetery.

Lois was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, rural Postville. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1942 and attended junior college. Lois taught at rural Ludlow #5 school until her marriage to Irvin E. Flage August 9, 1948 at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church. They were married 65 years. To this union two children were born.

Irvin and Lois farmed in Ludlow township for 40 years. They raised purebred Jersey cows. Upon retirement they moved to Postville and later Decorah. Lois continued to work as an associate librarian, substitute teacher and sold real estate.

Lois enjoyed traveling, sewing, knitting and quilting. She was a lifetime member of Vesterheim Museum and an avid rosemaler, being a member of the Nisse Rosemalers. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life.

Delois is survived by her two children: Daniel (Dana) Flage of Harrisonburg, VA and Deborah (Joel) Timmerman of Decorah; four grandchildren: Tristan and Angela Flage of Harrisonburg, VA, Anna (Braham Ketcham) Timmerman of Chicago, IL and Kerri (Aidan) Timmerman-Edwards of Suwanee, GA; four great-grandchildren: Cora and Elliot Ketcham of Chicago, IL and Adelynn and Arlo Edwards, Suwanee, GA; her sister-in-law, Jean Flage of Postville; and Michael Kallfelz of Germany.

Delois is preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Flage, January 25, 2013; her parents, Walter and Esther Fiet; her father- and mother-in-law, Ben and Meta Flage; her sister-in-law, Esther Kiesau; and her brothers-in-law, Albert, Ralph and Leo Flage.

Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

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