Marie Wilberding

marie wilberding
Marie Wilberding, age 77, of Elma, IA, died on Monday, January 3, 2011 at Regional Health ServicesHospital inCresco, IA. Marie Catherine Lechtenberg was born on June 22, 1933, the daughter of John Bernard and Catherine (Brincks) Lechtenberg on a farm near Festina, IA. Marie attended St. Marys Catholic School in Festina. On June 2, 1953, Marie was united in marriage to Glenn Henry Wilberding, at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Festina. To this union ten children were born. Marie and Glenn lived on a farm near Alta Vista for 15 years. They then moved a mile north, which put their address near Elma. The couple enjoyed 57 years of marriage. Marie was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Bernards Parish of Alta Vista and a member of the Rosary Society. Marie enjoyed crocheting, collecting China dolls and spending time with her grandchildren and family. Marie is survived by her loving husband, Glenn of Elma; their nine children, Cyril (Ruth) Wilberding of Riceville, IA, Sue (Mike) Whalen of East Bethel, MN, Deb (Tim) Grover of Pleasant Hill, IA, Pat (Chris) Praska of New Hampton, IA, David (Kathy) Wilberding of Adams, MN, Gary Wilberding of Elma, Barb (Kraig) Hultman of Des Moines, IA, Brenda Wilberding of New Hampton, Jenny (Randy) Burke of Elma; 22 grandchildren, Stacey Wilberding, Luke Wilberding, Barrry Wilberding, Amber Nevland, Kim Whalen, Ryan Whalen, Emily Bainter, Abby Grover, Matthew Grover, Nick Praska, Ted Praska, Katy Kuehn, Amy Becker, Matthew Wilberding, Tammy Frank, Jacob Wilberding, Jessica Wilberding, Megan Hultman, Kayla Hultman, Joshua Stringer, Jayden Burke, Marina Burke; and ten great-grandchildren, Morgan, Brady, Samantha, Vanessa, Claire, Grace, DJ, David, Michael and Jonah; one sister, Angela Schilling of Wausau, WI and one brother, Robert (Jovina) Lechtenberg of Lawler, IA. Marie was preceded in death by her daughter Judy Kay Wilberding; her parents, Bernard and Catherine (Brincks) Lechtenberg; six brothers, Anthony, Johnny, Lawrence, Alfred, Edwin and Norbert Lechtenberg. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the family. Cemetery: Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Alta Vista with Maries grandchildren and great-grandchildren serving as honorary casket bearers, and her grandsons, Stacey Wilberding, Ryan Whalen, Matt Grover, Nick Praska, Joshua Stringer, and Matt Wilberding serving as casket bearers. Visitation: Visitation will be 3:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, with a rosary at 4:00 pm, and a scriptural wake service at 6:00 pm at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Chapel in Elma, IA. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel on Thursday. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at St. Bernards Catholic Church in Alta Vista, IA with Fr. Ray Atwood celebrating.

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  1. Brenda ~ Jenny
    With sympathy on the loss of your mother. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dear Glenn, Cy,Deb, Sue, Pat, Dave, Gary, Barb, Brenda and Jenny,
    So sorry to hear about Marie. Can’t believe that Pat and I were just talking about her yesterday. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need help with anything, let us know.

  3. Glenn & your big family….my sympathy to all of you. So remember the by-gone years when you lived across the road from our farm. You are all in my thoughts & prayers.

    Marlys in Roswell, GA

  4. Jenny and family~~~ So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom!! Your in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Our deepest sympathy to all of your families. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.

    1080 KELLY DR.
    NASHVILLE N.C. 27856

  7. To Gary and the Wilberding family – I am so sorry to hear of Marie’s death. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  8. Wilberding Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We extend our deepest sympathy at this difficult time.

  9. Cy, Ruth and families,

    Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Know that you are in our thougths and prayers during this difficult time. We love you!
    Crissy, Cory and Alex

  10. Dear Glenn & family;
    My sympathy to you. I enjoyed meeting Marie at the Vanderah family reunion. She lives on through all of you as you cherish memories of her.
    Chris Hayes (Verena’s daughter), Haverhill, IA

  11. Dear Wilberding family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Marie’s death. May you find peace at this difficult time with all the wonderful memories people will be sharing with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Lyle and Lynn Ries

  12. Deb, Tim and family,
    We want to extend our sincere sympathies to you.
    So sorry to here of your mother’s passing Deb.
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of profound sorrow.
    With sincere sympathy,
    God Bless,
    Jean & Brad Stoddard

  13. Luke Chapter 2 25 -32

    25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

    26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

    27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,

    28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,

    29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

    30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

    31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

    32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

  14. So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I know you will miss her greatly. May God’s comfort and peace be present for all of you.

  15. To Sue and all the Wilberding family. I was so sorry to hear about Marie. My sympathy and prayers to the entire family.

  16. We want to let you know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time and extend our sympathy to all of you.
    You are in our thoughts.
    Terry, Janice (Tilkes), Kyle and Karen Bouska

  17. Brenda and Jenny, I am so sorry for your loss. You were very blessed to have a caring mom. You have my sympathy.

  18. Glen,Sue, and all of your family. Thinking of you at this difficult time. May God give you comfort and peace now and in the days ahead. With Deepest Sympathy, Ric and Marlene Sowers

  19. Brenda, I know no words can comfort you right now. But I do know that it helps to find out how many people really care. As you know this experience is still really fresh for me. You are such a sweet and caring person, I hate to see you have to go through something like this. I do believe it is the most difficult thing we have to go through in life.
    Take Care

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