Irma Gahlman, age 94, of Clyman, died on Friday, March 27, 2009 at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2009 at Murray Funeral Home in Reeseville from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Monday, March 30, 2009 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Clyman from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. The funeral service will follow on Monday at the Church with Rev. Daniel T. Torkelson officiating. Burial will be at Lowell Cemetery.
The former Irma Alvina Esther Soldner was born on March 7, 1915 in Richwood, Wisconsin to Elmer and Matilda (Klentz) Soldner. She married Anthony Gahlman on June 12, 1957. Irma was a resident of the Clyman area for over 60 years. She worked at different jobs all her life, retiring from Bethesda Lutheran Home after 19 years, at the age of 69. Irma was a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church of Clyman and was a part of the Ladies Aid there. She loved flowers and had a large garden full of them, also raising her own vegetables for many years. Irma was also an avid reader, especially of history, including last civilizations and anything pertaining to ancient kings and queens. She loved baseball and football and was a die hard Vikings fan all her life. Irma also liked to make family dinners and to bake and cook, collected cookbooks, and liked to try new recipes.
She is survived by her daughter, Beverly (Elmer) Schwantes of Watertown, 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren, two daughters-in-law, Merry Kreitzman of Clyman, Marion Kreitzman of Portage, nieces, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five sons from a previous marriage, David, Roger, Paul, Russel, and Ricki Kreitzman, her sister, Mildred Indermuehle, and her brother, Earl Soldner.
The family suggests that memorials be made in Irma”s name to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, PO Box 220, Clyman, WI, 53016, or a charity of choice.
The Murray Funeral Home in Reeseville is caring for the family. Online condolences may be made at www.MurrayFH.com.
Monday, March 30th, 2009, 11:00am, Zion Ev. Lutheran Church-Clyman