Dorothy Raney

September 1, 1920 – June 12, 2020


Dorothy Raney, age 99 of Algona, passed away on June 14, 2020, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. Burial will take place at Laurel Hill Cemetery, south of Irvington. Dorothy’s funeral will be livestreamed from the Trinity Lutheran Church You Tube account found at

Dorothy Johanna Geilenfeldt, the daughter of Walter and Martha (Boetteher) Geilenfeldt, was born on Sept. 1, 1920, in Fenton, Iowa. She graduated from Algona High School in 1939. On Nov. 25, 1941, Dorothy was united in marriage with Willis Howard Raney at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona.

She had worked at Druggist Mutual in Algona doing clerical work. Dorothy was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a charter member of the Irvington Homemakers. She enjoyed cooking and china painting.

Left to cherish Dorothy’s memory are her children, Howard (Marlene) Raney and Linda (Randy) Parsons, all of Algona; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a grandson, Adam Raney; sisters, Delores Logue and Vernice Samp; and brothers, Kenneth and Harvey Geilenfeldt.

Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is serving the family. Condolences may be left at

Kossuth County Advance

14 E. Nebraska St.

Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

Fax: (515) 295-7217

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