In Memory of

Grace Kirchoff

April 9, 1912 - November 2, 2013
Grace Paulline Kirchoff, the daughter of Benjamin Wilkes and Julia (Peterson) Gilbert was born April 9, 1912 at Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent near Meriden, IA, where she attended school and graduated from Meriden High School. On February 21, 1931, Grace was united in marriage to Lester Kirchoff at Trinity Lutheran Church at rural Marcus. Following their marriage they farmed together for many years in the Marcus and Cleghorn area. Grace was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. She enjoyed gardening, baking, and working on the farm. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends. On November 2, 2013, Grace passed away at Countryside Estates in Cherokee at the age of 101. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Kirchoff; her parents, Benjamin and Julia Gilbert; two children, Alice Cedar and Virgil Kichoff; and three brothers: Merrit, Gerald, and Lawrence Gilbert. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Arlene Cedar of Larrabee, IA, one sister, Dorothy (Bud) Clow of Cherokee, IA, 11 grandchildren: Alan Cedar, Cheryl (Kurt) Peterson, Brian Cedar, Julia (Steve) Cedar, Lance Cedar, Lori (Charles) Ganger, Kevin Cedar, Randy (Karin) Cedar, David Kirchoff, John Kirchoff, and Ben (Chris) Kirchoff; 23 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Jon Riggert
Kevin Cedar Lance Cedar Randy Cedar Alan Cedar Brian Cedar John Kirchoff Ben Kirchoff David Kirchoff
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Organist-Koreen Anderson Soloist-Jim Thomson "In the Garden" "Home Where I Belong"
Marcus Amherst Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Arlene, My sympathies in the passing of your mother. Always such a gracious and beautiful lady inside and out. I was just thinking the other day that it was getting time to clean her ears and opened the paper and there was her picture. How lucky you had her all this time. God Bless. Peg”
- Peggy Hinkhouse
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Mrs. Kirchoff was a fun lady and extremely intelligent. We will all miss her. We always enjoyed her reciting the United States Presidents names in order.:) Our sympathy to all her family.”
- Dr. Menke's Office
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“We were sorry to hear of Mrs. Kirchoff's passing. So many years spent with her family and friends! So many memories she's left for those around her. Our prayers are with your family.”
- JoAnn Bieber
Monday, November 4, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Grace was a wonderful lady. I enjoyed my monthly visits with her. She will be missed by me, and by the many members of Peace Lutheran in Marcus.”
- Rev. L. Kevin Roop
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