Sadie E. Deets, 87, of Britt, Iowa and formerly of Clear Lake, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.
A celebration of life service was held Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Summit House in Britt for friends and family. A private inurnment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City.
Sadie Ella Deets, the daughter of Warren and Bessie (Ashmore) Young, was born July 18, 1924 in Rose Creek, Minn. She was united in marriage to Ward Deets on Feb. 16, 1942 in Austin, Minn. They lived in the Charles City, Iowa area until they moved to Clear Lake in 1959. Sadie worked for Mach III Inc. in Mason City until she retired in 1986. She had lived at the Summit House Retirement Community in Britt for the last eight years. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards and a good game of scrabble.
Sadie is survived by a daughter, Carolyne (Wayne) Hudson of Orinda, Calif; sons, Michael (Betsy) Deets of Garner, Iowa Douglas (Sarah) Deets of Eyota, Minn. and Jeffrey (Ellen) Deets of Rockwell, Iowa; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ward; daughter, Sharon; and two sisters.
Cataldo Funeral Home in Britt was in charge of arrangements.