Mildred Marie Kreitlow
Mildred Kreitlow, 93, of Kanawha, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Kanawha Community Home.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM at the Kanawha Lutheran Church in Kanawha, with Pastors Geoffrey and Charlotte White officiating. Burial will be at Amsterdam Township Cemetery in Kanawha.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 4:00-6:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home, 118 East 2nd Street, in Kanawha, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mildred Marie Kreitlow, the daughter of William C. and Emma (Kroll-Lenz) Rockow, was born on August 2, 1918 in Alexander, Iowa. She received her education in country schools and graduated from Garner High School in 1935.
On October 2, 1940 she was united in marriage to Lee Wallace Kreitlow at her parents’ home in the Dows/Galt area. The couple farmed north of Garner until moving to Kanawha in 1946. They farmed east of Kanawha until 1980. In their retirement, Milly and Wally enjoyed traveling, visiting their children and grandchildren.
Wally passed away in 1985 and Milly remained on the farm until 1988 when she moved to Kanawha.
Milly was an active and faithful member of the Kanawha Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school, played piano and was a member of ALCW. She enjoyed quilting, being a 4-H leader, helping on the farm, bowling and card clubs. Milly always enjoyed entertaining friends and family.
Milly is survived by her son Harley (Marcia) Kreitlow of Kanawha; daughters: Janaan Wiegand of Ankeny and Rebecca (Ron) Swaney of Marshall, Michigan; son-in-law Jim Stroud of Des Moines; grandchildren: Douglas (Diana) Kreitlow, Patricia Kreitlow (Rob Graham), Tara (Mike) Finke, Lana (Brad) Overturf, Russell Swaney, Ray Swaney and Rhonda Swaney (David Bowers); step-grandchildren: Jerry (Sherri) Stroud, Brian (Kelly) Stroud and Bob (Doris) Stroud; 7 great-grandchildren; 7 step-great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Fannie Rockow of Belmond and Bernita Pals of Clear Lake; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother; husband Wally; daughter Cheryl; brothers Harold and Frederick “Fritz” Rockow and step-brothers Melvin, Lauren and Marion Kreitlow.