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Clarinda Elizabeth (Klostermann) Thole

May 21, 1925 ~ January 13, 2019 (age 93)

Obituary

Clarinda Elizabeth Thole, 93, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at her residence in Manchester. She was born on May 21, 1925, in Worthington, the daughter of Aloysius Anton and Clara Marie (Willenbring) Klostermann. She attended Area Country School in Dodge Township.

On November 21, 1949, Clarinda was united in marriage to Alfred E. “Fritz” Thole in Dyersville. Seven children were born to this union. Together they farmed near Earlville for a short time until moving to their farm east of Manchester. Although Fritz died on April 16, 2004, Clarinda remained on the farm.

Clarinda was a long-time member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester. She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeye fan and enjoyed knitting and quilting. Clarinda loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, James (Linda) Thole of Manchester, Diane (Jeff) Larsen of Manchester, Rick (Kris) Thole of Manchester, Joyce (Brian) Lambert of St. Cloud, Florida, David Thole of Manchester, and Allan Thole of Red Oak; a daughter-in-law, Kathy (Frank) Kelm of Cedar Rapids; eleven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Clarinda was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Thole; a great-grandson Phillip Gaffney; her parents; and three brothers, Gerald, Erwin, and Roger Klostermann.

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Services

Scripture Service
Wednesday
January 16, 2019

3:00 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
1500 North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Visitation
Wednesday
January 16, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
1500 North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Visitation
Thursday
January 17, 2019

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
119 West Fayette Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
January 17, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
119 West Fayette Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
January 17, 2019

St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057