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KALKWARF, Wilma 1914-1989

KALKWARF, KESSLER, POPPEN

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/5/2016 at 13:28:45

Wilma Kalkwarf Rites Thursday

Mrs. Fred (Wilma) Kalkwarf, 75, of 202 5th St. in Parkersburg, passed away Monday, August 14, at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Hope Reformed Church in Parkersburg, with burial in the Holland Cemetery in Holland.

She is survived by her husband, Fred, of the Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center; two daughters, Mrs. Sanford (Carolyn) Lewis of rural Tripoli, and Mrs. Robert (Doris) Carlson of Cedar Falls; one brother, LeRoy Kessler, of Independence; one sister, Mrs. Tony (Avangeline) Sinke, of Kalamazoo, MI; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

A complete obituary will follow in next week's Grundy Register.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 August 1989, pg 3

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Rites Held For Wilma Kalkwarf

Mrs. Fred (Wilma) Kalkwarf, 75, of Parkersburg, passed away on Monday, August 14, at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

Funeral services were held at the Hope Reformed Church, Parkersburg, on Thursday, August 17, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor John C. Frey officiated.

Mrs. Tom Simms sang "How Great Thou Art," and "The Old Rugged Cross." She was accompanied by Mrs. Daryl Myers, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Grandsons serving as casket bearers were Gary Carlson, Ricky Carlson, David Carlson, Michael Lewis, Gary Carpenter, Curtis Kouri, and Lyle Scott, Jr.

Ushers were Edward Spree and Harvey Ulfers, Sr. Mrs. Lena Escher, Mrs. Rena Eilers and Mrs. Ruth Haan were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Interment was in the Holland Cemetery, Holland.

Wilma Kalkwarf was born on April 24, 1914, near Fern, the daughter of William H. and Engelina Poppen Kessler. She grew up near Fern and attended country school.

On February 2, 1932, Wilma was united in marriage to Fred Kalkwarf at her parents' home in Holland. They lived all their married life in Grundy and Butler counties, moving and making their home in Parkersburg in 1945. In November of 1987, Fred became a resident of the Grundy Care Center, but Wilma continued to make her home in Parkersburg.

She was a member of the Hope Reformed Church in Parkersburg.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Fred, of the Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center; two daughters, Mrs. Sanford (Carolyn) Lewis, rural Tripoli, and Mrs. Robert (Doris) Carlson of Cedar Falls; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, LeRoy Kessler, Independence; and one sister, Mrs. Tony (Evangeline) Sinke of Kalamazoo, MI.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 August 1989, pg 3


 

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