Irene Wittkop

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JESUP - Irene E. Wittkop, 93, of Jesup, died Nov. 13, at Ravenwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Waterloo. She was born Jan. 28, 1917, at Dunkerton, the daughter of Joe Moulds and Edna Mae (Cummings) Moulds. Following graduation from high school she attended business school at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, graduating in 1936. On June 30, 1940, Irene was united in marriage to Edward Fred Wittkop in Dunkerton. They made their home in Jesup and Irene worked 27 years as a nurse's aide at the Mental Health Institute in Independence. Wittkop is survived by three sons: Jerry L. (Vergie) Wittkop of Nolanville, Texas; Jim D. (Edna Mae) Wittkop of Des Moines; Joe Wittkop of Prairie Grove, Ariz.; one daughter, Joyce (Eldon Glessing) Thomsen-Glessing of Howard Lake, Minn; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters: Marlyn (Bernard) Fox of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dona Venz of Fairbank. In addition to her husband Edward, who died in 1997, her parents and one brother, Gordon Moulds preceded her in death.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, Jesup. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA and for an hour before services Friday at the church. Memorials will be directed to the First United Methodist Church, Jesup. Online condolences may be left at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Nov. 16 to Nov. 19, 2010