Obituary of Lyle Wilharm
Lyle James Wilharm, 84, was born in Cedar Falls, IA, on November 12, 1932, the son of Emil Conrad and Louise Frieda (Nuss) Wilharm. He was a graduate of the Waverly-Shell Rock High School, Class of 1950. He served his country with the US Navy, during the Korean Conflict. He went on to study for his under graduate studies at Wartburg College and University of Northern Iowa, and for his Master's in Education at University of Iowa and Drake University. He taught school, coached and was an educator in Aplington, Anamosa and Linn Mar school districts. He retired with the Department of Public Instruction, for the State of Iowa.
On December 10, 1978, Lyle was united in marriage with Mary Louise Sally in Colfax. Lyle was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, he will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. He enjoyed fishing, golf, cards, traveling with Mary, all sports, Military history, and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
We celebrate his home coming, culminating a long life of faith. He was blessed by many friends covering several generations and especially his family. The May 28th wedding of granddaughter Anna, was a last great shared moment in a life well lived.
Lyle passed away Wednesday morning, May 31, 2017, at his home in Newton.
Lyle is survived by his wife Mary of Newton; his sons: Dr. Jeffrey D. (Vicki) Wilharm of Cedar Rapids and Clark J. (Julie) Wilharm of Waverly; his daughters: Lennie M. Wilharm-Batson of Elkhart, Jennifer Stewart Anderson (Scott) of Des Moines and Lucinda Konicek of Newhall; his nineteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; a sister Mary L. Rex (David Hess) of Oregon City, Oregon; brother Wendell (Kathleen) Wilharm of Puyallup, Washington; his nieces and nephews; and his many good neighbors and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son-in-law Terry Konicek.
A time of visitation will be 10 a.m., Monday, June 12, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, prior to an 11 a.m., Funeral Mass at the church, with a lunch and fellowship to follow. The Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton, have been entrusted with the arrangements. Burial will be in the Veteran's National Cemetery in Van Meter, at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to St. Jude's Children's Hospital; the Larrabee Center in Waverly or a charity of your choosing.