Mary Anne Dunkel, 78, of Anamosa, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Private services for the family were held Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Rev. Nick March officiated. By visiting you may share your thoughts, memories, and condolences with the family.

Mary Anne Patnode was born April 11, 1942 in Stone City, the daughter of Bernard and Florence (Healy) Patnode. She attended school in Anamosa and graduated from Anamosa High School in 1960. She then attended Mount Mercy College School of Nursing for one year. She married Harold Martensen April 8, 1961 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Anamosa. He died in 1991. On Nov. 26, 1994 she married Lyle Dunkel in Anamosa. She was employed at the Stoltz Insurance Agency, and later at Rockwell Collins, both in Anamosa. She was a member of the Fawn Creek Golf Club.

She enjoyed singing, all types of music, playing the organ at area churches, golf, shopping, playing cards and travelling with Lyle. Above all else, she loved spending time with her friends and family.

She is survived by her husband Lyle, her children: Mitch (Lauri) Martensen, Anamosa, Anne (Warren) Chadwell, Anamosa, Jennifer (Abhishek) Bhattacherjee, Denver, Colo., Heather (Brian) Hodges, Sammamish, Wash.; 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; sisters, Therese (Harry) Bickford, Anamosa and Libby Ammeter, Owasso, Okla.; brothers, John (Sue) Patnode, Anamosa and CJ Patnode, Anamosa; a brother-in-law, Louis Dunkel, Cedar Rapids and a son-in-law Kirk Brunscheen, Cedar Rapids.

In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and children Lori Brunscheen and Matt Dunkel.

Mary Anne’s family would like to thank the staffs of Jones Regional Medical Center and Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital for the excellent care she received.

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