May 29, 2018

Norma Jean DeMey, 82, of Carroll, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll. Casket bearers will be Corey Brincks, Matthew DeMey, Jason DeMey, Dylan DeMey, Christopher Loehr, Ryan DeMey, Robert DeMey, Kyle DeMey, Amanda Rezac and Jennifer Loehr. Burial will be at Carroll City Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born May 25, 1935, in Anthon, Iowa, she was a daughter of Hans and Alma (Koster) Lamaak. Jean, as she was known to most, grew up in the Denison area and attended Denison schools. Following high school, she worked as a waitress at Cronks. She was married to Edward DeMey on Oct. 24, 1953, in Elk Point, South Dakota. The couple lived in several locations while Ed worked with Crouse Cartage opening terminals in Harlan, Fort Dodge, Ottumwa and Atlantic. In 1962 they moved to Carroll where they raised their five children. Jean enjoyed playing cards, going to the casino, playing games, going for rides around Swan Lake, and spending time with her family.

Jean is survived by three daughters: Karen Loehr (Michael) of Carroll, Brenda Brincks of Glidden, and Carmen DeMey of Carroll; two sons: Steven DeMey (Lani Maples) of Omaha and Mark DeMey (Jane) of Carroll; 10 grandchildren: Matthew DeMey (Jodi) of Ankeny, Ryan DeMey (Crystal) of Chicago, Jason DeMey of Omaha, Robert DeMey of Omaha, and Kyle DeMey (Grace) of Omaha, Christopher Loehr of Springfield, Missouri, Jennifer Loehr of Carroll, Amanda Rezac (Jim) of Glidden, Corey Brincks (Cassidy) of Glidden, and Dylan DeMey of Carroll; 11 great-grandchildren: Avery, Brinley, Kaitlyn, Emma, Aaliyah, Kaylee, Noah, Ella, Kinsley, Aiden and Hazel; a sister Mary Ann Murr (Jerry) of Corning, Missouri; a brother Lloyd Lamaak of Pueblo, Colorado; a brother-in-law Jack DeMey (Janice) of Denison; the following in-laws: Peggy Lamaak of Sioux City, Ann Lamaak of Sioux City, Gwen DeMey of Dow City, Patricia DeMey of Denison, Marilyn DeMey of Missouri, Ellen Brink of Dow City and Sharon Cue of Dunlap; several nieces, nephews, cousins and countless good friends.

Jean was preceded in death her parents, Hans and Alma Lamaak; her father- and mother-in-law, Henry and Adela DeMey; a sister Janice Malone; three brothers: Kenneth, Phillip and Norman Lamaak; son-in-law Tom Brincks; and her husband, Edward DeMey, on Oct. 12, 2014.