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Alraune "Kitty" Shadden

October 30, 2017
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Alraune "Kitty" Shadden, age 86, of Brooklyn, died on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at Brooklyn Community Estate under the care of Essence of Life Hospice and with her family by her side.

A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m., Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Malcom Presbyterian Church with Pastor Hans Cornelder officiating. A reception will follow the service at the church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Memorials may be designated to the Alraune Shadden Memorial Fund to benefit local organizations and may be mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Condolences may be shared with her family online at www.smithfh.com.

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Alraune 'Kitty' Shadden

Alraune Giesela (Schnieder) Shadden was born the daughter of Hinrich and Louisa Schnieder on March 21, 1931, in Germany. She was raised and educated in Germany during World War II and spent much of her childhood surviving the war in a bomb shelter.

Alraune met a member of the United States Air Force by the name of Robert Shadden while he was serving in Germany during the Korean Conflict. They were united in marriage on October 4, 1952 and moved to Montana shortly after. She was very proud to become an American citizen. Bob and Alraune were blessed with a daughter Elizabeth. They lived in Montana and eventually moved to Iowa, where Bob began farming near Gilman and later moved west of Tama. Bob later drove truck throughout the country and Alraune joined him on many of his journeys. She cherished the ability to see the beauty of all but two of the 50 states. They moved to Texas in 1988.

Alraune was a longtime member of over 60 years with the American Legion Auxiliary and served as president and Sergeant at Arms. She was also a Camp Fire Girls leader. While living close to Tama, she enjoyed dancing with the Meskwaki Indians during their Pow Wows, where she sewed many of their costumes. Her enjoyments included fishing, camping, cooking, and helping younger kids.

Alraune is survived by her daughter, Liz (Larry) Manatt of Malcom, Iowa; granddaughter, Traci (Mike) Rennacker of Fremont, Iowa; grandson, Robert (Amanda) Manatt of Brooklyn, Iowa; great grandchildren, Dezerea and Gabrial Manatt of Brooklyn, and Jessica Rennacker of Fremont; sister, Krista (John) Smith; and brother, Karl Schnieder. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

 
 

 

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