Norene V. Danskin, age 95 of Marengo, Iowa, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the Marengo Memorial Hospital. Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M. Friday, February 28, 2014, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Rev. Jim Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 P.M. until service time, at the funeral home.
Norene is survived by her nephew, Dr. Robert Blaine and wife Diana and their children of La Habra, CA; numerous cousins, including Betty Mouchka of Marengo and Mission, TX; and special friends and neighbors, Mike and Pam Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth R. Danskin in 1992, and a brother Edwin Blaine in 1995.
Norene Virginia Blaine was born August 5, 1918 in Sumner Township, Iowa County, Iowa, the daughter of Jack and Emma Mitchell Blaine. She attended the rural Iowa County schools. Norene and Kenneth R. Danskin were married on December 20, 1938 in Tipton, Iowa. They were lifelong farmers southwest of Marengo. Following Kenneth’s death, Norene moved into Marengo where she has resided since 1996.
Norene enjoyed her many flower and vegetable gardens, and sharing fond memories of her brother and the simpler times. She especially enjoyed her Saturday evening ritual of listening to her favorite music of the Lawrence Welk Show.