Wilma Ida Kibler, 93, of Hiawatha, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Hiawatha Care Center after a brief illness. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, with Certified Celebrate Jim Parton officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service beginning at 10 a.m. in the chapel. Burial will follow at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Wilma was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Mason City, Iowa, to Glenn and Pauline (Craft) Margretz. Wilma married George Byron Kibler on Dec. 13, 1941. They had two sons, George (Pat) and Ronald (Paula Ann).
In addition to her devoted son, Ronald, Wilma also is survived by five granddaughters, Kristine (Russ) Morgan, Kimberly (Paul) Hook, Angela (the late Gordon) Merritt, Melissa (Chris) Mashek and Megan (Jason) Cepaitis; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Philip Kibler and friend Cheryl Aitker; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Stanerson and Tamae Margretz; and many nieces and nephews.
Wilma was preceded in death by her loving husband, George; son, George; parents; two brothers; and four sisters.
Wilma worked at Square D, where she started on the same day as her twin sister, Wanda, and retired with Wanda after 29 years of devoted service.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
She enjoyed knitting and crocheting all sorts of blankets, dolls, doll clothes and other decorations for her children, granddaughters and family.
She will be greatly missed by those closest to her.
The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care given to Wilma by Hiawatha Care Center and all its staff.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Wilma's name may be made to the Hiawatha Care Center. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.
Posted on Tuesday, 27 September 2016