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Kirschbaum, Ardeth M. (Haberichter) 1929-2017


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 10/26/2019 at 12:09:48

Telegraph Herald: Web Edition Articles (Dubuque, IA) - Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ardeth M. Kirschbaum, 87, of Dubuque, passed from her earthly home into God's eternal home on Monday, January 16, 2017, at Luther Manor, surrounded by her children.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, where visitation will also be held Saturday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Burial will be in Guttenberg City Cemetery Saturday at 2:45 p.m.

Ardeth was born May 28, 1929, in LaPorte City, Iowa, daughter of Edna Haberichter.

On July 26, 1947, she married the love of her life, Don C. Kirschbaum in LaPorte City, Iowa. Their marriage lasted 69 years, until his passing on November 21, 2016.

Ardeth went back to school with four young children at home; graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Dubuque with a degree in education.

Education was a passion of Ardeth's, and she touched many lives teaching at Kennedy Elementary School for 20 years. She was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Retired Teachers Association and Busy Bee Circle.

After retirement, Ardeth and Don enjoyed spending the winters in Florida, where she tended to her beautiful flowers.

She is survived by four children, Timothy (Renee) Kirschbaum, of Marion, Ill., Diane (Bill) Welsh, of Cedar Rapids, Barbara (Brian) Munson, of Dubuque, and Lora (Kenneth) Goedken, of Dubuque; 12 grandchildren, Jared (Ali), Joel and Anna Kirschbaum, Alissa, Will and Christopher Welsh, Mallory (Craig) Fraaken, Jacob (Tricia) and Carl Munson, and Amanda (Michael) Shoemaker, Zachary and Nathan (Kayla) Goedken; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Duane (Kay) Haberichter, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, and their children; and a special brother-in-law, Don Schlotfelt, of Cedar Rapids, and his children.

She also was preceded in death by her mother; her special sister, Maryann Schlotfelt; and a great-grandson.

Memorials will be distributed to some of Ardeth's favorite charities.

The family would like to thank Jan Finn for her friendship and support while caring for their mother and father and the nurses and staff at Luther Manor for their wonderful care.
Telegraph Herald: Web Edition Articles (Dubuque, IA) - Thursday, January 19, 2017


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