Cleo Wolthuis

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Cleo Wolthuis, 92, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Jo Frahm Watkins will officiate the service.

Burial will be at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

Mrs. Wolthuis passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at Spencer Hospital.

Cleo Evelyn Wolthuis, the daughter of Charlie and Minnie (Johannsen) Kohn, was born Aug. 24, 1919, in Spencer, Ia. Her childhood years were spent in Spencer where she received her education, graduating from Spencer High School in 1938.

Cleo married Martin Wolthuis on April 12, 1941, in Jackson, Minn. During their married years, they farmed near Everly, Estherville, Spencer and the Fostoria areas. Following their retirement, they moved to Fostoria. She worked at the Senior Center part time for 7 to 8 years. She was a member of the Everly Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Martin; and two sons: Jimmie and Richard Wolthuis; two children in infancy: Susan and Roger; one sister, Helen; and a granddaughter, Bobbi Jo.

Left to cherish her memory are six grandchildren: Michael and his wife, Kristi, Codie, Chance and Ross Wolthuis, Tobie Palmer, and Jamie Tipton; six great-grandchildren: Tyler Hager, Tyler Wolthuis, Jared, Kelsey, Teresa and Jerimya; four great-great-grandchildren: Tanner, Camdon, Mira and Deakin; other relatives and friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.