Tuesday, April 14, 2015 3:58 pm

GERMAINE HOLTHAUS, 87, of Calmar, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 16, at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, 2351 – County Road B32, Festina, with Monsignor Cletus Hawes presiding. Burial is in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, and also after 10 a.m. Thursday morning, at the Festina Parish Center, 2351 – County Road B32, Festina. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Winneshiek County Hospice, 907 Montgomery Street, Decorah, IA  52101. The Schluter – Balik Funeral Home in Decorah is handling the arrangements. Germaine is survived by her three children: Marleen Numedahl, Decorah; Jan (Curt) Vick, Decorah; and Leland Holthaus, Calmar; grandchildren: Jeff (Ellen) Numedahl, Decorah; Jill Numedahl Sallis, San Diego, Calif.; June Numedahl (Tony) Kronenberger, Burnsville, Minn.; Wendy Vick (Mike) Kirchner, Chatfield, Minn.; Pam Vick (Kevin) Schmitt, Calmar; great-grandchildren: Ashlee and Alex Numedahl, Allyiah Sallis, Andrew Sallis, Jack Kronenberger, Patrick, Annika and Sean Kirchner; four sisters-in-law: Agnes Riha, Decorah; Lillian Holthaus, Decorah; Dorothy Holthaus, Cresco and Caroline (Joe) Schildmeyer, Ossian; along with many nieces and nephews. Germaine was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Dietzenbach May 22, 1961 and Cecilia (Kipp) Dietzenbach June 15, 1989; her husband, Rudy Holthaus, Dec. 28, 2002; son-in-law, Ronald Numedahl, Nov. 13, 2011; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Felix Holthaus Dec. 29, 1961 and Agnes (Schmitt) Holthaus July 7, 1980; siblings: Al (Bernadine) Dietzenbach, Wilfred (Leona) Dietzenbach, Agnes (Luke) Blong, Catherine (John) Minert and Hildegard (Ray) Brincks; brothers-in-law: Severin Holthaus, Ed Riha, Augustine (Ethel) Holthaus, Ralph (Olivia) Holthaus, Francis (Luella) Holthaus.

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