Kitty Vee Stoltenberg, 55, of Clarksville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020, at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly. She was born on May 1, 1965, in Waverly, to Ronald and Gert (Hinders) Adelmund.
Kitty graduated from Allison-Bristow High School. She also attended LaJames College in Mason City, and was a hairdresser for a number of years. Kitty then became a CNA and was currently working for the Clarksville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was a great caretaker and loved being a CNA.
Kitty enjoyed baking, camping and singing. She loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her granddaughters.
Kitty is survived by her son Kevin (Jess) Adelmund of Allison, son Kody Reich of Clarksville, granddaughters Kinsley and Abree Adelmund, sister Jenise (Larry) Westendorf of Allison, brother Bud (Hedo) Adelmund of Clarksville, along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Kitty is also survived by her special friends Tammy Vance, Wendy Dralle and Amy Kramer.
Kitty was preceded in death by her parents Ronald and Gert, and sister Judy Yokom.
Due to COVID-19, social distancing should be maintained during the visitation. A public visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home, 308 Birch Street, in Allison. A private family memorial service will be held.
"Kitty, as a Hospice nurse, helped care for my father, Vern Poppen, the last few weeks of his life. Our family will always appreciate her kindness during that time. I can still hear her say, "I got you, Papa," as she helped him. More recently, she was such a caring person to my mother at Westside Assisted Living in Clarksville. Kitty's kindness will be remembered by many."
"Sweet, Mama Kat. I see your pictures and I still hear your voice ringing in my head clear as the day, clear as if your were standing next to me. Oh, how I will miss those phone calls and chats full of advice. Whether I wanted it or not it :) My heart goes out to the entire family.
"We were sad to here that Kitty passed. Sending prayers and love from Darlas(Hinders)Colman , Stacy and family."
"This is a sad day for me and my family. Kitty was and still is a beautiful woman inside and outside. May God hold and keep her by his side along with her Mom and Dad. ? RIP. ?"
"Where does a person even start to say how much you will be missed?? Always ready with a smile and could make me laugh. Will always remember your singing in the halls at the Rehab Center, especially loud when the State Surveyors would be there!!! There is no doubt you now are singing for Jesus in your new heavenly home!! Will see you again some day cousin!! "
"Thinking of your beautiful voice just reminds me of the song I Can Only Imagine...
Surrounded by You glory, What will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus, Or in awe of You be still
Will I stand in your presence, Or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah, Will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine...you danced, feel to your knees and sang Hallelujah!! Until we meet again, much love."
"Kitty song at my wedding she had a amazing voice we had a lot of good times together you will be missed miss kitty. "
"I really can't find the words, Kitty V. I can still see you riding Rusty as a child and those beautiful eyes and that dark hair. Then again, when you added those pretty purple highlights. Daring! The morning you came out and brought goodies with Val and we all laughed so hard, The trip to take Val to Iowa City and the ride back home and Kevin kept calling to check on you. What a day! I'll hold those memories and many others, dear and near my heart. Tell all hello for me when you land. Love you...later."
"Oh, what a sweet ray of sunshine gone too soon! Always a smile, and such a wholesome, generous heart. Rest in Peace, Kitty! You are going to be missed by those who knew and loved you!
"My dear friend since childhood I can?t imagine my life without you. So many great memories through the years!!! You were one in a million!! We could always laugh and cry for hours together.... that is what I will
Miss the most! My heart is broken that you are no longer here but you are dancing, singing and rejoicing in heaven!!!! I love you to the moon and back!! "
"gonna miss that lady at the care center!! She always had a smile and a song !!! she took good care of the patients. My Mom Bernadine just loved her !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Too many memories to count, starting when we met at La James. We became friends immediately and have been ever since. Love to hear her sing with the band. Old time rock and roll. We had so much fun in our crazy years. Gone too soon. I'm going to miss you. All love, Wendy "
"Kitty took care of my mom Tedi Fredrick at Clarksville SN&RC. She had the voice of an angel and was an angel dressed in scrubs. My mom loved her and we will never forget her.
"So many memories but my favorite one was kitty going for harley ride with me one afternoon. She always had a smile but that day was my most memorable!! So wild and free. I will miss her so much. I hope she knows how much I love her"
"My heart hurts! The memories I?ve had this this remarkable lady! Prayers to Kody Kevin Gizmo and the Girls who she loved dearly! ??"
"So many memories of Kitty from teenagers, 20's, 30's, 40's and our 50's. Singing in dive bars to finally praising our Faithful Father and bearing our souls and sins at the foot of the cross. Kitty, you were welcomed into those loving arms with your mom and dad waiting in the winds. I can only imagine your face when you witnessed those golden streets and the pure beauty of your heavenly home. However, down here, we suffer in sorrow, we cry in sadness and we weep in fear of living in a world without you. I pray your boys, your granddaughters, your friends and your family relish in your FAITH of Jesus! They find the peace that you found through surrendering to our almighty Father and know there is a final resting place that we will all gather together and Oh, What a Glorious Day That Will Be. Rest easy my friend. "Who loves ya baby? I love ya""
"So very sad to hear this. She was an amazing woman with a heart of gold. Fly high beautiful. Rest easy we will take it from here. ?"
"Kitty- RIP dear lady. You had a huge heart made of gold and so glad we reconnected ??"
"No amount of words can express how I felt each and every time I entered the nursing home and heard her signature voice. Kitty would always greet anyone entering with a kind voice and gentle gestures. Kitty has left an impact on so many that I wish I could have gotten one last interaction. May Kitty rest easy and know we all will love and miss her in the time to come. "
"I don't even know where to start, sis. I can't imagine what it's going to be like to never belly laugh with you again. You've left me with so many memories. Saying words at the same time, finishing each other's sentences. Crying together. I will forever love and miss you. ?????"
"I have no words to ease the loss of your mom but I have memories of a mom who loved her sons and granddaughters with her whole heart! She was so proud of you all and was life she devoted! She wanted nothing but happiness for you all! Love to you and continue your moms legacy! She will always be soaring the skies watching! Love to you!! Karen Souhrada"
"Well i'll start and where to start is a challenge...kitty had the biggest kindest heart you could find, she took me in a few occasions when I was down on my luck and the memories that were made make me smile thinking of them. One thing kitty hated was storms lord that woman hated storms. Was living with her next thing I hear EM! EM! Run into her bedroom what Ma? Lay with me I'm scared with her contagious giggle lol I loved listening to her sing what a beautiful voice she was gifted with. Then you'd hear about her do da or her Yada baby as she'd say. She loved her boys with all her heart and all her adopted children that you wouldn't even be able to count. Everyone was her son or her sis. Loved going to church with her, the random drives and the phone calls when she'd meet you on the road. Lord knows I'm going to miss you Ma. .love you forever! "
"Kevin and Kody I am so incredibly sorry for your loss! Momma was an amazing woman and our memories will last a lifetime. Love you both! "