Alwayne Klemme, 92, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 29, 2012, at her home in Le Mars.
Alwayne Edith Delaney was born Sept. 5, 1919, on the family farm in Stanton Township, rural Plymouth County, to Martin and Anna (Ahlrichs) Delaney. Alwayne attended country school near her home.
She was united in marriage to Erv Blaue Dec. 30, 1942, in Elk Point, S.D. Together they operated Blaue's DX station from 1942 until 1960. Erv died April 21, 1963. Alwayne had later worked at Zenith Corporation in Sioux City for a number of years.
In 1970, Alwayne started to spend her winters in California, returning to Iowa in the summer.
In September 1987, Alwayne was united in marriage to Leonard Klemme. Together they enjoyed spending the winters in California, Arizona and Nevada. Leonard died Oct. 28, 2006.
Alwayne was a member of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars and the United Methodist Women.
She enjoyed traveling, golfing, bowling, and visiting with family and friends.
Survivors include her five sisters: LaVonne Brouillette and her husband, Errol, of Salix, Charlene Boyle of Le Mars, Katheryn Tapp, of San Jose, Calif., Esther Auck and her husband, Bernie, of Riverside, Calif., and Thelma Coats, of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters-in-law, Mary (Lynn) Greimann of Phoenix, Ariz., and Connie Delaney of Iowa City; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. John Battern of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.