Ilo Harriet Gappa

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ilo Harriet Gappa, daughter of Leo and Naomi (Johnson) Rehm, was born Aug. 23, 1921, in Ayrshire, Ia. She graduated from Silver Lake High School in Ayrshire in 1940.

On Sept. 11, 1945, Ilo was united in marriage to George H. Gappa in Fairmont, Minn. To this union a daughter was born.

Ilo was employed as a bookkeeper at the Gambles Store in Emmetsburg, Spencer and Carroll. She later went to work at John Deere in Spencer where she did bookkeeping.

Ilo passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011, at her home in Ruthven, Ia., at the age of 89.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, George.

She is survived by her daughter, Jean Weatherman (Bob) of Ruthven; a granddaughter, Barb Knapp (Chris) of Ruthven; great-grandchildren: Bradley, Emily and Madeline; a sister, Dorothy Rouse (Marvin) of Ruthven; a brother; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.