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Kliefoth, Cora M. W. (Bahls) 1907-2004


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 9/30/2014 at 02:54:30

Cedar Rapids Gazette, Fri., 10 Dec. 2004.

Monona- Cora Margaret Wilhelmina Kliefoth, 97, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, in the Elkader Care Center following a brief illness. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona, by the Rev. Allen Bidne. Burial: St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Monona. Friends may call one hour before services Saturday at the church. Leonard Funeral Home, Monona, is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a sister, Anita Stade of Garnavillo.

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Added by Connie L. Ellis (Not related)on 5/08/2018

SOURCE: THE OUTLOOK, Monona, Iowa newspaper, Wednesday, December 15, 2004, page 6A (the photo of Mrs. Kliefoth was included with the obit)

Cora Margaret Wilhelmina Kliefoth of Monona, Iowa, age 97, died on Wednesday, December 8, 2004 at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa following a brief illness. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 11, 2004 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona. Rev. Allen Bidne officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Cora Kliefoth was born to Max and Bertha (Halberg) Bahls on June 28, 1907 in Garnavillo, Iowa. On February 10, 1927 she was united in marriage with Elmer Kliefoth in Garnavillo. One daughter, Darlene, was born to them. Cora farmed with her husband for a time and then worked at the original turkey plant in Postville, Iowa until her retirement. She loved to fish, garden (especially flowers), play cards, quilt, and tat.

Preceding her death were her parents; her husband Elmer on April 23, 1977; her daughter Darlene Wilker in 1996; her son-in-law Clifford Wilker in 1999 and numerous brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her five grandchildren: Larry Wilker of Portage, Wisconsin, Diane (Doug) Whittle of Des Moines, Iowa, Gloria (Ron) Mahannah of Dubuque, Iowa, Karla Wilker of Torrence, California and Carol Nance of Indianola, Iowa; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great granddaughters and one sister, Anita Stade of Garnavillo, Iowa.

Casket bearers were Ron Mahannah, Ryan Mahannah, Kyle Mahannah, Scott Wilker, Larry Wilker, and Douglas Whittle.

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