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Ilo H. Gappa 1921-2011

Jul 6, 2011

RUTHVEN — Visitation for Ilo Gappa of Ruthven is today, Tuesday, July 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven.

Ilo Harriet Gappa, daughter of Leo and Naomi (Johnson) Rehm, was born Aug. 23, 1921 in Ayrshire. She graduated from Silver Lake High School in Ayrshire in 1940.

On Sept. 11, 1945, Ilo was united in marriage to George H. Gappa in Fairmont, MN.

Ilo was employed as a bookkeeper at the Gambles Store in Emmetsburg, Spencer and Carroll. She later went to work at John Deere in Spencer where she did bookkeeping.

Ilo passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011, at her home in Ruthven, at the age of 89.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, George.

She is survived by her daughter, Jean Weatherman (Bob) of Ruthven; a granddaughter, Barb Knapp (Chris) of Ruthven; three great grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Rouse (Marvin) of Ruthven and a brother.

Condolences can be left at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com