Caroline Marie (Kemper) Vonnahme (1923 - 2012)

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Mass of Christian Burial for Caroline Vonnahme, 88, were held on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Manning. Celebrant for the Mass was Rev. Robert Gralapp and Concelebrant was Rev. Richard Remmes. Casketbearers were Maria Vonnahme, Joe Vonnahme, Jeff Vonnahme, Kevin Wittrock, Krista Heuton and Michelle Vonnahme. Interment was at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Manning. Ohde Funeral Home in Manning was in charge of the arrangements.
Caroline Marie, daughter of Frank X. and Agnes Kemper Irlmeier was born on March 3, 1923 at home in rural Templeton and died Sunday Feb. 19, 2012, at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll.
Caroline attended Sacred Heart School and then worked in housekeeping at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll.
On Feb. 5, 1947 she was united in marriage with Clarence John Vonnahme at Sacred Heart Church in Templeton. The couple had six children and made their home on a farm north of Manning. In addition to taking care of her children, Caroline helped on the farm and tended her garden and chickens.
In 1990 Caroline and Clarence retired and moved to Arcadia. Caroline was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Manning, St. John Church in Arcadia, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Christian Mothers, American Legion and V.F.W. Auxiliary. She taught C.C.D. for many years and also enjoyed quilting, embroidery and playing cards. Caroline was truly dedicated to the four F's: Faith, Family, Friends and Farm.
After Clarence died in 2006 Caroline remained at home in Arcadia until January 2012, when she moved to the Swan House in Carroll. She was later admitted to St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll where she died on Feb. 19, 2012 at the age of 88 years, 11 months and 16 days.
Caroline was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandsons Steven Wittrock and Scott Wittrock; brothers: Lawrence, Albert, Herbert and Frank Irlmeier and sisters: Agnes Halbur, Ellen Irlmeier and Rita Stangl.
She is survived by her children: Tom Vonnahme and wife Maureen of Vail; David Vonnahme and wife Janice of Westside; Don Vonnahme and wife Teresa of Manning; Nancy and husband Darrell Wittrock of Audubon; Laurie and husband Melvin Berger of Westside and Mike Vonnahme of Manning; 26 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Mary Ann Irlmeier of Carroll; Theresa Kasparbauer of Templeton; Rita Vonnahme of Arcadia; Delores Vonnahme of Mt. Carmel and Cecelia Vonnahme of Carroll; close and personal friend Mary Theresa Hoffman of Arcadia; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Feb. 23 to Mar. 2, 2012