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Milda Malone

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Milda E. Malone, 92, of Carroll, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll with Pastor Ryan Roehrig officiating. Organist for the service will be John Panning. Casket bearers will be her grandchildren and their spouses. Burial will be at the Manning Cemetery.

Visitation at the church will be from 9:30 until 10:15 a.m. Friday.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for the family at

Milda was born on May 16, 1928, in Crawford County, Iowa, and was a daughter of Carl and Catherine “Tena” (Hass) Otto. She grew up near Aspinwall, Iowa, on her family’s farm. Milda attended country school as a girl and helped on the farm until her parents moved to Manning. She married Rudolph Malone on Nov. 22, 1955, in Sac City, Iowa. The couple lived in several locations before settling in Carroll where she worked at the 71-30 Motel and did housekeeping for several families.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and did volunteer work for St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary. Milda enjoyed being outdoors, going for walks, fishing, woodworking, crafts and spending time with her family.

Milda is survived by her daughter Barbara Hockett (Tim) of Manning; three grandchildren: Randy Hockett (Staci) of Mankato, Minnesota, Kelly Stitz (Brad) of Halbur, Iowa, and Adam Hockett (Bobbi Jo) of Carroll; five great-grandchildren: Mason, Nolan, Mia, Carson and Logan; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Catherine “Tena” Otto; her father- and mother-in-law, Emmett and Ada Malone; her husband, Rudolph, in 1971; five brothers, Heinie, Willie, Louie, Bennie, and Elmer; her sister, Malinda Damman; two nephews, Merlin Otto and Daryl Damman; and a niece, Marlene Hargens.

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