In Memory of

Kevin Woltman

December 17, 1949 - January 17, 2016
Kevin Wayne Woltman, the son of Frances 'Elaine' (Bowen) and Wayne Woltman, was born in Cherokee, Iowa on December 17, 1949. He received his early education at the Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Cherokee, graduating in 1968. Kevin was very proud of his Alma Mater. He excelled at both tennis and golf. He attended Iowa Lakes Community College for one year. Kevin began working at the Wilson/Tyson meat packing plant in Cherokee, and his career continued there for the next 41 years. He made a number of great friends during his time at Tyson's, and kept in touch with many of them through Facebook following his retirement. He was an avid sports fan, and compiled countless records of sports trivia and statistics. Always with a Pepsi in his hand, Kevin enjoyed playing cards and watching his big screen TV. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and his step-mother, Eulalia (Miller) Woltman. Survivors include two brothers, Kyle Woltman of Cherokee, and Kirk (Krista) Woltman of Marion, Iowa; his niece Sophia and nephews Mitchell, Miles and McIntire; aunts and uncles: Joyce (Phipps) and Virg Pyle of Cherokee, Gary Woltman of Okoboji, Iowa; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 22, 2016, at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Kyle Woltman Kirk Woltman Neil Phipps Dana Phipps Brad Phipps Bill Steig
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Mt. Calvary Cemetery


Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“to Family & Friends of Kevin:
Sorry for your Loss:
fellow Larrabeeians we once were
catch you on the other side Kevin
God Speed be yours”
- Jacob Bush
Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I have so many wonderful memories of Kevin. I spent nearly every day playing with him growing up. Rest in peace, old friend.”
- Mary Loughlin
Friday, January 22, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“ Kevin you always made my family smile. Grandma Pat and my dad are there waiting for you. God Bless your family
Jeremy Bakker”
Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Kirk, you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers especially during these very difficult times. Losing a sibling reminds us that life is indeed even more precious; treasure the good times and the challenges that most siblings give us. Kevin must have been a good man if he was anything like you. It is through our faith that we continue to see the Light of Christ shining within our own hearts and that you will feel the flame of eternal love that your brother most likely tried to give others despite his weakened body. He now rests in the arms of Our Lord and we, too, need to reach out and feel the Heavenly Father's graces as He walks with us in our earthly sufferings and sorrow. He hears your sorrow but will be holding you closer than you ever knew He could. Peace and Prayers. ”
- Linda Stavropoulos
Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I am David Hinkley, one of Kevin's cousins. I live in California so I can't be present, but I want to express my sadness and condolences to all who loved him. Although I haven't seen Kevin in many years, I think of him often, especially on December 17, his birthday, because he's always been so dear to me. What I read in the wonderful Ann Loughlin's (we remember you and all the Loughlins -- the best of neighbors) note to cousin Susan matches beautifully all my memories of Kevin -- fun, funny, kind and loyal. He called his mother 'My Franny' and was devoted to her, to our Grandma Bowen, to the town of Cherokee and its people. Cherokee, where I was born, is home to all our family, and it was Kevin who kept faith with that, who kept the Bowen light burning in the window. I can't imagine that he ever knew how much he was loved. Wish I'd told him. We were very close and I will always miss him and think of him with inexpressible fondness. Blessings to everyone who ever brought him one of his sweet crooked smiles that steals your heart. Goodbye, Kevin. Give our love to your (and our)Franny, Grandma and Grandpa, cousins Cathy and Philip, and all the Bowens and Sheas playing bridge now up in 'Cherokee North.' ”
- David G. Hinkley
Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I am Julie Bowen Fugate and am Kevin's first cousin. My heart breaks with his loss. He and the Bowen family share our childhoods over holidays and Summer's on Walnut St in Cherokee. It is hard to express the love and joy we experienced just by being together. No TV , video games, or computers-- just pure fun. We Bowens miss those times as we will miss Kevy. My thoughts are with those who also loved him. God love you, sweet Kevin, and know you are missed.”
- Julie K. Fugate
Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM
- marlene&john-mcalpine
Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. I hadn't seen him for years but remember him fondly for our times together as classmates at IC. I'll always remember him being a math whiz. My condolences to his family and loved ones.
Jim Mackowski, Class of 1968”
- Jim Mackowski
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I spent a lot of my youth with Kevin and we graduated together. I was hoping to get back to Cherokee to see him but did not make it in time. Life is too short. All thooughts and prayers go to you.”
- David Mansfield
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Rest in Peace Kevin”
- Jerry and Vicki Menke
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear about Kevins passing. Made a lot of memories with Kevin at Wilsons, that will last a life time.”
- Gary and Darla Wiese
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the Woltman family. Kevin was a special person who will be missed.”
- Jeff Fishman
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Godspeed, Dearest Kevin. I am so thankful to have had you in my life. Deepest sympathy to the family.”
- Mary George Lyon
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“We are thinking of Kevin's family and friends and send our sympathies. Kevin was a special friend and part of our growing up years in Cherokee. Good memories of him will stay in our hearts always. ”
- Jane(Schmillen) Guletz
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Very sorry to hear about Kev. We had some good times in school with basketball and golf and parties at my parents house. Jim anderson”
- Jim nndetson
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“My dear friend of many years. I will miss our daily phone conversations. Rest In Peace KEV.”
- Jim Brummond
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I grew up with Kevin Woltman and kept in touch with him my whole life. He was fun, funny, smart as a whip, talented in golf, cards and tennis, and statistics. Kevin you are loved forever. So sorry.”
- Ann U. Loughlin
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“My sympathy to the family of Kevin Woltman. Kevin was a very competitive tennis player and golfer. Fond memories of being on the Cherokee Tennis circuit with Kevin. Peace be to his memory. ”
- Craig Wiese
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Kevin was a very good friend throughout elementary and high school. He was a real math whiz as he could add several 10 digit numbers from left to right (not right to left, like the rest of us) and he could do it almost instantly. I will keep Kevin and his family in my prayers. Rest in Peace, Kevin.”
- Gerald G. Tallman
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Friend, classmate, will always remember your enthusiastic laugh and smile.”
- Thomas Blankenbaker
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I have many fond memories of playing tennis with Kevin on the Cherokee City League back in the day. He had a great sense of humor and was good at making everyone feel comfortable. My sympathy to the family.”
- Sheila Wiese Gary
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sadden to hear of Kevy passing away!! I'll never forget working in the press room with u, serving u ur beer when I worked at the vfw. So many great memories. You sure had a big heart!! Rip Kev!! Much love!! ”
- Christi Grohe
Monday, January 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“RIP..... Jack and Betty Hill”
- Jack and Betty Hill
Monday, January 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to of lost you big guy. You will forever be remembered in my heart as one of the best friends I've ever had. I pray you are in good hands and I will Greatly Miss You.”
- Brad and Cindy Mann
Monday, January 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I have many good memories of you Kevy, from the press room at Tyson and riding the golf carts around Larrabee. You always told me you were going to babysit my left us to soon! You were a good man with a huge heart! I'm going to miss you!!”
- Christina McAlpine
Monday, January 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about Kevin. We worked together for many years at the packing plant. Again, our heartfelt sympathies.”
- Dennis Gries
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