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KALKWARF, Marie 1901-1989


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/5/2016 at 21:32:24

Rites Held For Marie Kalkwarf

Mrs. Marie Kalkwarf, 87, of rural Dike, passed away at the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, November 7.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 10, in the Reformed Church of Stout, with Pastor Don Ringnalda officiating.

Mrs. Elaine Schnell was the organist, and Alan Stohr sang "Safe In The Arms Of Jesus and "The King Is Coming."

Casket bearers were Randal Kalkwarf, Douglas Kalkwarf, Timothy Olson, Mark Blythe, Leroy Rops and Rudy Rops.

Interment followed in the Stout Cemetery.

Marie B. Kalkwarf was born the daughter of Gerhard and Martha Kruse Berends on December 26, 1901, in Grundy county north of Dike. She attended Beaver Township #6 through the 8th grade, and then attended Grundy College in Grundy Center.

On January 6, 1927, Marie was united in marriage to Reinhard Kalkwarf in Stout. Following their marriage, they lived in Wellsburg for a few years, then moved to a farm north of Dike. They farmed, and she helped Reinhard with his clock repair business until moving to the Long Term Care Center in Grundy Center in June of 1988.

Marie was a life long and faithful member of the Reformed Church of Stout. She also enjoyed raising her garden and canning.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren, Steve Mooty and Kathleen Rops; three brothers, Lewis, Peter and George Berends; and six sisters, Foska Berends, Fannie Biet, Frances Klosterboer, Patie Arends, Minnie Lauterbach and Martha Behrends.

She is survived by her husband, Reinhard Kalkwarf, a resident of Long Term Care, Grundy Center; two sons, Reinhard Kalkwarf and his wife, Emma, rural Holland, and George Kalkwarf and his wife Sally, Waterloo; two daughters, Berniece, Mrs. Ernest Blythe, Grundy Center, and Marlys, Mrs. John Rops, rural Allison; 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Engelkes, of Stout.

Schwartz-Engelkes Funeral Home in Parkersburg was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 November 1989, pg 10


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