Alma Gesina Katherina Klemme was born Sept. 7, 1912, in Akron, the daughter of August and Johannah (Lubben) Osterthun. She was raised and educated near Chatsworth.
She was united in marriage to Walter H. Klemme on Sept. 23, 1931, in Chatsworth. Alma and Walter farmed east of Akron for many years. Alma was a homemaker for her family. In December of 1965, they retired and moved to Akron. Walter died Jan. 8, 1973. Later, Alma resided at the Ridgewood Apartments in Akron for many years. For the past 6 1/2 years, she has been a resident of the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars (now Good Samaritan Center-Le Mars).
Alma was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron having served many years in the W.E.L.C.A. During her time in Akron, she enjoyed going to the Akron Senior Center. She enjoyed flower gardening, playing cards, and sewing. She loved playing the piano and accordion and listening to music. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her three children: Wendall Klemme and his wife Arlene of Sheldon, Darwyn Klemme and his wife Betty of Sioux City, and Elvira Nielsen and her husband Norman of Le Mars; a sister: Edna Jurgensen of Akron; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter; a son: Ronald Klemme; a sister: Nora Tammen; a great-great-granddaughter: Anna Marie Schoen; and two brothers-in-law: John Tammen and Arval Jurgensen.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Jean Morse will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Thursday with the family present after 6 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron.
Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.