Frieda Cormicle, 90, of Marshalltown, died Saturday afternoon, October 26th, 2013 at the Southridge Nursing and Rehab Center.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 2nd, at St. Henry's Catholic Church with Fr. Joseph Determan (Frieda's brother) and Fr. Don Czapla officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. on Friday at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Memorials in her memory may be directed to the MACS - St. Mary's/St. Henry's Catholic School Building Fund or Friendship Ark Homes of Ames. For condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. Ph. 641-844-1234.
Born Frieda Determan on February 22, 1923, on the family farm west of Haverhill, she was the youngest daughter born to Bernard "Ben" and Mary (Stalzer) Determan. She graduated from the St. Joseph Parochial School in Haverhill, attended the next three years at the Van Cleve High School and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Marshalltown. She then attended and graduated from AIB in Des Moines. She then worked for the Department of Defense in Washington, DC in the original Pentagon building, transferred to LaGuardia Airport in New York City and then to Detroit as World War II concluded. She returned to Iowa and began working in Newton at Winpower.
On May 30th, 1947, she was united in marriage to Woodrow "Woody" Cormicle in Newton. They shared the first ten years of their marriage there until moving to Marshalltown in 1957. Frieda was employed for 26 years at Fisher Controls in purchasing in Marshalltown and was a faithful member of St. Henry's Parish since its establishment in 1961. Frieda enjoyed reading, quilting, church activities, going to lunch with the Fisher girls she worked with and especially loved her family.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons Larry (Mary Beth Oostenbrug) of Ames and Kevin of Marshalltown, three step-grandsons and three step-great-grandchildren, her brother Fr. Joseph Determan of San Antonio, TX. and many nieces and nephews and their families.
In death, she rejoined her beloved Woody who died in 2002, her parents, and siblings: Antonio White, John B. Determan, Alma Gochee, Hugh Determan, Paul Determan and Helen Potter.