February 12, 1943 - November 18, 2020
Lola Mae Fortner, 77, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at her home in Marion, surrounded by her loving family. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020, at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. All guests are respectfully requested to wear a mask and practice social distancing. A livestream of the graveside service may be accessed on the funeral home website tribute page for Lola under “photos and videos or media,” starting at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Marion is assisting the family. Lola was born on February 12, 1943, in Queen City, Missouri, the daughter of Jimmie and Marceline (Steen) Spurgeon. She graduated from Anamosa High School. On June 11, 1961, Lola was united in marriage to Alva “Ab” Robert Fortner. To this union four children were born. Lola ran her own in home daycare for many years. She was a member of Antioch Christian Church in Marion. Lola enjoyed genealogy research and was the family historian. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Lola will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Lola is survived and lovingly remembered by her children, Janet (Jim) Davis, Robert (Patty) Fortner, Bonnie (Jerramie) Gutierrez all of Marion, Jimmie (Susan) Fortner of Palo, Iowa; eleven grandchildren, Michelle (Jay) DeVore, Joshua (Kassi) Davis, Caleb (Maggie) Davis, Rachel Davis, Trisha Fortner, Garrett Fortner, Katie Fortner, Blake Fortner, Tyler (Nicole) Fortner, Dillon (Jonalyn) Lass, and Jamie Lass; five great-grandchildren, Bentley Chekal, Briella Davis, Dominic Fortner, Kane Lass, Layla Lass, and one great-grandson on the way; a brother, Eldon (Betty) Spurgeon of Eldon, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alva “Ab” Fortner in 2008; granddaughter, Angel Lass; and one brother, James Spurgeon. Her beloved dog, “Sache”, joined her in passing. Memorials in Lola’s memory may be directed to the family.
Lola Mae Fortner, 77, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at her home in Marion, surrounded by her loving family. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020, at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in... View Obituary & Service Information
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