Shirley Klemme, 85

Posted October 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm


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Shirley Klemme of Akron,

Iowa passed away, Saturday, October 20, 2012, at the Akron Care Center, surrounded by her loving family.

A memorial service will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron on Saturday, October 27, at 11:00 AM. Pastors Dawn Quame and Glenn Packiam will officiate. Visitation with the family will commence at 10:00 AM until service time. Lunch and fellowship will immediately follow the service in the church basement. The Carlsen Funeral Home- Schroeder Chapel in Akron is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Shirley Roane Morehead was born July 13, 1927 in Akron, Iowa, the daughter of Strachey and Goldie (Jones) Morehead. She graduated from Akron High School in 1945.

She was united in marriage to Gordon Klemme on September 15, 1945. Shirley was a long time member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she was active in ladies aide.

Shirley was an energetic person, had a gift for serving others, and made frequent visits to the elderly. She was a homemaker and enjoyed bowling, bridge club, and ballroom dancing. Shirley loved spending time visiting with family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years: Gordon Klemme of Akron IA; her daughters: Roxanne Michael and husband Bill of Akron IA, Coyla Trotzig and husband Joe of Naples, FL; her granddaughters: Holly Packiam and husband Glenn of Colorado Springs, CO, Alison MacPhail and husband Danny of Modesto CA, Abby Milbrodt and husband Mark of Springdale, AK; great grandchildren: Sophia, Norah, Jonas, and Jane Packiam, Ava and Landon Milbrodt; her sister: Betty Klemme and husband Harvey of Akron; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Strachey and Goldie Morehead; her brother: Arnold Morehead; and her granddaughter: Jayna Trotzig.

Memorials can be sent in Shirley Klemme’s name to the Akron Care Center Building Fund or Immanuel Lutheran Church.

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