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home : obituaries : obituaries Thursday, July 10, 2014

7/13/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Melba R. ‘Honey’ Kunde
Melba R. 'Honey' Kunde
Melba Ruth "Honey" Kunde, 97, formerly of Calamus, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Clover Ridge Place, Maquoketa.

A funeral service was held Monday, July 15, at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. Pastor David Glavin officiated.

Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt. Pallbearers were David Olson, Vince Aragon, Karen Eschbach, Gay Storlie, Allan Elias and Bob Wirth.

Melba was born Oct. 3, 1915, at home on the farm in Welton Township. She attended Welton Consolidated School.

Melba was employed for a number of years at the garment factory in Clinton. She later ran the family farm with her brother, Arnold, in rural Calamus. They later farmed in rural Maquoketa, and in retirement, she resided at Clover Ridge.

Melba was a woman of faith and a member of the First Baptist Church of Maquoketa. She had a great love for the land that she farmed as well as outdoor activities, such as camping, fishing and traveling. She was an avid reader and enjoyed bingo and needlework.

Surviving are a nephew, Jim (Glenda) Moore of Columbia, Mo.; cousins and other relatives.

Preceding Melba in death were two sisters, and three brothers.

Memorials may be made to Jackson County Humane Society, Hospice of Jackson County or a charity of the giver's choice.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com.


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