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“Carol and Ruth, your Mom and her warm smile have been on my mind recently, and then I came across this. I am very sorry. I hope all of the...Read More »
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“Hilda. Always had a smile, we will miss her! ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Harvey May - Winginia, VA

“Dear John Jr., Carol, Ruth, & John,Your mom was a wonderful sister and aunt to our family. She was loving, caring, gracious, always smiling & happy,...Read More »
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“Ruth and family, May our God stengthen and comfort you as you mourn the loss as well as remember and celebrate the life of your mother. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Mike and Dawn Bourland - IA

“Ruth, we are sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We pray that the Lord would comfort you abundantly at this time.Bruce and Becky Crane ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Bruce Crane - Des Moines, IA

“We have so many wonderful memories of Hilda and her generous , humble nature. She made Laura a Barbie cake for her birthday when she turned 4. Laura...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Avey - Ankeny, IA - Friend

“We are very sorry for your loss Ruth.Connie and Warren Dobbertin ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Connie Dobbertin - W. Des Moines, IA

“John, Karen; Sorry to read of your Mother's passing. Prayers for you and your family. May great memories be with you to soften the sorrow. Tommy Hagen ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Tommy Hagen - Winterset, IA

“I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find solace in your memories. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Lela Kwiatkowski - Greenfield, WI

“John and Ruth, sorry to hear about your MotherWe enjoyed the visit with her in Iowa, and Istill Remember when Erna and I sang in St Pauls choirWhen...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Harvey May - Wingina, VA

“Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our prayers are with you and your family to find comfort that your mother is with the Lord and others that...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Connie & Ron Abraham - Alton, IL

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Hilda Alvina Kabitzke, 88, of Alleman passed into eternity with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on October 9, 2015.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at the Ankeny Memorial Gardens Chapel (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service.

Hilda was born to Albert and Freida (Noack) Scharf on October 5, 1927 in San Antonio, TX. She was the oldest of 10 children. Baptized October 30, 1927, confirmed April 6, 1941.

She married James Kabitzke on June 5, 1954 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in San Antonio, TX. After their marriage, they lived in Detroit, MI, DeForest, WI, Naperville, IL, Omaha, NE, Cottage Grove, MN, St. Louis, MO, Mesa, AZ, Ft. Wayne, IN, Alleman, IA, wherever her husband's work transferred them. To the union of this marriage four children were born: James, Jr., Carol, Ruth and John.

Her life was devoted to her home, family and church. She taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, was active in Altar Guild, Ladies Aid and enjoyed going on Evangelism calls with her husband. She was also involved in the Prayer Chain, Rebecca Circle, Willing Workers, Missions Quilting, Diane's Angels and Adult Bible Study.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Kabitzke, Sr., step-daughter Susan Heck, 2 brothers, Arnold (Loretta-deceased) Scharf, Walter (Pat) Scharf, three sisters Anna Windhorst, Edna (Rev. Ron) Blau, & Erna (Harvey) May.

Hilda is survived by her children: James, Jr. (LeAnn-deceased) Kabitzke of Bethalto, IL
Carol Kabitzke and Ruth Kabitzke of Alleman, IA, John (Karen) Kabitzke of Indianola, IA; sisters, Alma (Will) Stephens of San Antonio, TX, Norma Frederickson of San Antonio, TX; brothers, Alvin (Jackie) Scharf of San Antonio, TX, Edwin (Irene) Scharf of Helotes, TX; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Hour Ministries or Animal Lifeline of IA, Inc.