IMELDA C. KERKHOFF

Rosary Sunday, July 10, 2022 AT 4:30 PM Sacred Heart Church, Manning
Visitation Sunday, July 10, 2022 AT 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sacred Heart Church
Mass of Christian Burial Monday, July 11, 2022 AT 10:30 AM Sacred Heart Church
Place of Rest Sacred Heart Cemetery
Ohde Funeral Home in charge of services


Imelda C., daughter of Bernard J. and Mary T. (Berger) Grossman, was born on the family farm in rural Willey, Iowa, on March 25, 1931. She attended St. Mary's School in Willey and graduated from St. Angela's Academy in 1949.

On December 26, 1950, Imelda was united in marriage with Meryl F. Kerkhoff at St. Mary's Church in Willey. They made their home on a farm 3 3/4 miles south of Manning and seven children were born to this union. In addition to being a busy farm wife and mother, Imelda also enjoyed sewing, quilting, woodworking, gardening, and singing. She was very dedicated football fan who attended many games, regardless of the weather. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Manning and was active in Catholic Daughters of the Americas (Past Regent), Altar Society and choir. Imelda was a CCD teacher, Past President of the American Legion Auxiliary, Co-Chairman of the Bloodmobile and engaged in volunteer work through RSVP.

Imelda passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at Accura Healthcare in Manning, attaining the age of ninety-one years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Meryl Kerkhoff; son Joel Kerkhoff; son-in-law John Bertelsen; siblings: Marie and husband Bill Thielen, Louis Grossman and wife Marian, Helen and husband Charles Thielen, Robert Grossman, Freda and husband Joe Tigges, Rita and husband Ed Tigges, Delores Greenwood, Marilyn Heithoff, sister Lucy Anne and brother Andrew, both in infancy.

She is survived by her children: Marty Kerkhoff and wife Debra of Manning; Keith Kerkhoff of Manilla; Mary Bertelsen of Polk City; Ron Kerkhoff and wife Kim of Algona; Dan Kerkhoff and wife Cheryl of Manning; Scott Kerkhoff and wife Teri of Coralville; 14 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Lorena Grossman of Carroll; brothers-in-law James Greenwood of Cottage Grove, Minnesota; and Wayne Heithoff of Des Moines; other relatives and friends.
A Rosary will be at 4:30 p.m. and Visitation with Family Greeting Friends will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at Sacred Heart Church in Manning.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 11, 2022, at the Sacred Heart Church in Manning.
Interment is in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Manning.
Memorials may be directed to the family.