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Velma Mary Gildehaus

February 13, 1926 January 4, 2019
Velma Mary Gildehaus
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Obituary for Velma Mary Gildehaus

Velma Mary Gildehaus, 92, journeyed home on January 4, 2019 to join the Lord and her beloved family that preceded her. Velma was born to Joseph and Cecilia Klenke, February 13, 1926 in Union, Missouri. She moved from Union to Grain Valley, Missouri in 1985, and then moved to Bentonville in 1990, where she resided 29 years. She was born into the Catholic faith and remained a devout member of the church, (most recently St. Stephen’s of Bentonville), until her passing.
A new family began from Velma when she married Walter August Gildehaus of Washington, Missouri. They met in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri where he was stationed for the Army and training to be a combat engineer prior to serving in World War II; she was volunteering with the USO at the time. They married on June 8, 1946 after he returned from the War.
Velma was preceded in death by Walter, her husband of 44 years; her parents, Joseph and Cecilia Klenke; her brother, Ralph, Clarence and Elmer; her sister, Grace and Alma; her eldest son, Michael W. Gildehaus; and son-in-law, Tom D. Fleer.
She is survived by eight of her nine children (and in-laws), Donna Fleer, Patricia Gildehaus, John (Carrie) Gildehaus, Steve (Debbie) Gildehaus, Roger (Christie) Gildehaus, Marsha Campbell, Lynn (Dan) Mechura, Pam (Tony) Corbett, and Craig (Sharon) Gildehaus; her 22 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
Velma Mary Gildehaus will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother whose life was filled with faith and family.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, January 9 at 10 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Union. Burial followed in Midlawn Memorial Gardens.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

7

Jan

4:00 PM 1/7/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
Oltmann Funeral Home - Union

103 North Church Street
Union, MO 63084

Oltmann Funeral Home - Union
103 North Church Street Union 63084 MO
United States

Service

Tuesday

8

Jan

10:00 AM 1/8/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church

100 North Washington Ave
Union, MO 63084

Immaculate Conception Church
100 North Washington Ave Union 63084 MO
United States

Graveside

Tuesday

8

Jan

11:00 AM 1/8/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:15 AM 1/8/2019 11:15:00 AM
Midlawn Memorial Gardens

7280 Highway 47
Union, MO 63084

Midlawn Memorial Gardens
7280 Highway 47 Union 63084 MO
United States
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