In loving memory of

Kathy Dencklau
January 12, 1956 - March 25, 2023

Kathy D. Dencklau, 67, of Fort Dodge passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023 at her home.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, March 30, 2023 in the chapel of Laufersweiler Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Colfax Township Cemetery outside of Vincent. A visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

Kathy is survived by her mother Mary Wooten of Fort Dodge, children Timothy (Amanda) Briggs of Bernardo, NM, Jeffery (Sonya) Briggs of Hickory, NC, Jessica (Hadley) Libbey of Iowa City, IA and Abigail (Benjamin) Platt of Glidden, IA, grandchildren Anissa Briggs, Aria and Avery Libbey, Olivia, Jaxsyn, Wyatt, Alayna, and Grant Platt, sister Jennifer Cacioppo of Oviedo, FL and brother Dale Wooten of Covington, KY.

She was preceded in death by her father Raymond Wooten and husband Howard Dencklau in 2018.

Kathy Doree Wooten was born January 12, 1956 in Wheatland, WY. At the age of 2 she moved with her family to Fort Dodge. She attended area schools and graduated in 1974 from Fort Dodge Senior High School. In 1976, she was united in marriage to Troy Briggs and to this union Timothy and Jeffery were born. The couple later divorced. On July 30, 1988 she was united in marriage to Howard Dencklau in Vincent and to this union Jessica and Abigail were born. Kathy worked as an Administrative Assistant at Fort Dodge Senior High for almost 40 years before retiring in 2016. She enjoyed gambling, attending antique auctions, tractor sales and traveling with her husband Howard especially to St. Maarten. She was a social butterfly and an avid fan of the Hawkeyes and Minnesota Vikings. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and attended Moose Conventions when she was able.

Memorials may be left to family discretion.


Jane Quade wrote on Mar 30, 2023:

"Kathy , RIP and we will see each other again . This is not goodbye. Sympathy to your families and friends. To the forever good time at the Halloween moose woman's lock down night. "

Kris (Haugen) Dekkers wrote on Mar 28, 2023:

"Kathy and I have been friends since 4th grade. We were neighbors and played together daily during our grade school years. She was a good friend. In recent years we've kept in touch on FB and class reunions. Such a sweet, sweet, sweet lady with such a big heart. She will be missed."

Michael Shelton wrote on Mar 27, 2023:

"She & I were avid Vikings fans , great memories reliving their games together ?? "

Carol Price wrote on Mar 27, 2023:

"Tim and Amanda, I am sorry for your loss. I am keeping you and Kathy in my prayers."

Leslie Echevarria wrote on Mar 26, 2023:

"WOW, I couldn't believe it when I hear this.sad. To her family and friends just know she loved you so much.she talked about u so much."

Jody Pirie wrote on Mar 26, 2023:

"Kathy's laughter will be sorely missed on Crazy Lady night at my shop... we have had so much fun with the group!"