A Celebration of Life for Wilma J. Gabriel, 93, of Kalona, formerly of Wellman, will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 10:30 AM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona with Pastor Delmar Bontrager officiating. Burial will follow at the Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Wilma Gabriel died Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona.
Wilma J. (Pitlick) Gabriel was born April 4, 1926, in Johnson County, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Sylva (Enfield) Pitlick. She graduated from Kalona High School. She was united in marriage to Wayne Gabriel on February 23, 1955, in Washington, Iowa. Wilma lived 3 and ½ miles east of Wellman until she moved to the nursing home in 2008. She enjoyed gardening and loved flowers, especially Irises and Gladiola’s. Wilma also enjoyed her cats, putting puzzles together, watching her soap operas and playing bingo.
Survivors include her daughter Carolyn and husband Dale Schroeder of Wellman.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Wayne on December 5, 2002.
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