In Memory of Wilma Kruthoff

Wilma Kruthoff
Wilma Kruthoff
Born: July 25, 1921
Died: October 3, 2019
Age: 98
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Wilma Kruthoff
July 25, 1921 - October 3, 2019
From: Lake View, IA

Wilma Kruthoff, age 98, of Lake View, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at the Black Hawk Care Center of Lake View, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Lake View, Iowa. Rev. Donald E. Petersen III will officiate with Committal Services following in the Wall Lake Cemetery of Wall Lake, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Lake View, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Wilma Lucille Kruthoff, daughter of Carl & Alvena (Peters) Buse, was born on July 25, 1921, in Sac County, Iowa.  She was reborn through the waters of Holy Baptism as an infant on October 9, 1921, in the St. Peter’s Church of Rural Sac County.

    Wilma attended rural school in Coon Valley Township and graduated from Auburn High School with the class of 1938.  On August 4, 1940, she was joined in Holy matrimony to Harold L. Kruthoff. God blessed the couple with four children.  On March 16, 1941, Wilma was confirmed in her faith by Rev. F.H. Muenchow.

    The couple farmed near Yetter, IA, for five years and in 1946 moved to a farm one mile north of Ulmer, IA where they lived for 18 years.  In 1964, they moved to their farm near Schaller, IA and resided there for 23 years before retiring to Lake View, IA, in 1987.

    Wilma was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Lake View, IA.  She taught Sunday School and was a member of Ladies Aid and Lutheran Kitchen Band.

    Survivors include sons, Alan (Barbara) Kruthoff of Lake View, IA and Larry (Linda) Kruthoff of Lake City, IA; daughters, Twila (Robert) Cleveland of Lake View, IA and Betty (James) Anderson of Earlham, IA; 13 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

    Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Kruthoff (May 28, 1999); parents, Carl and Alvena Buse and Tony Buse who adopted her in 1975; daughter-in-law Sue Kruthoff; granddaughter Toni Shea; sisters, Eleanor (Harold) Smidt and Esther (Lennis) Garrels.


10:30 a.m., Wednesday
October 9, 2019
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Lake View, Iowa


Rev. Donald E. Peterson III


Bret Kruthoff
Chad Cleveland
Nicholas Berry
John Kraft
Roger Pieken
Jason Hammen


5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Lake View, Iowa


"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
"Rock of Ages"
"Amazing Grace"


Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 3:16 PM
“We went to see her before we left and knew the end of her earthly life was near but we all can rejoice, knowing she is living in God's mansion and that we'll see her again!”
- Jim and Lois Manuel Long
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9:39 AM
“Deepest Sympathy to all of the family. Wilma was always smiling and enjoyed life.”
- Pat Maunu
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9:39 AM
“Sorry for your loss. Keeping Wilma and your family in our prayers The Bohnenkamps”
- Jeff Bohnenkamp
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 9:07 AM
“What a sweetheart! Know you will all miss her. Thoughts n prayers are with you.”
- June Manary
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 9:07 AM
“Sure going to miss her!! She and I spend many hours talking about family history and she had some of the best photos of the family! What a friendly lady with a warm smile! She touched many lives and I thank God we could call her a friend. May God wrap his arms around you as you mourn her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are will you all. ”
- Sue and Ken Barney
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 9:07 AM
“So sorry for your loss. She will be truly missed. She touched so many lives with her kindness and her smile.Heartfelt sympathy to you all. Garret and Patti Littlejohn ”
- Patricia Littlejohn
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 5:11 PM
“Deepest sympathies on your loss. Harold and Wilma were the best neighbors! She was always so kind, and had the best sense of fun! Such a classy lady.”
- Tracey Van Buskirk Jepsen
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 9:54 AM
“Our deepest sympathies to Wilma's family. Such a sweet lady”
- Mark and Tami Auen
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 9:54 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Jerry Boger
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