Mildred Elizabeth Walljasper, 91, of Salem, Iowa, passed away at 4:52 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2023, at the West Point Care Center.
She was born on August 18, 1931 in St. Paul, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Lena (Kuhljuergen) Fritzjunker. On September 12, 1950, she married Ralph Walljasper at St. James Catholic Church in St. Paul. He preceded her in death on June 21, 1996.
Survivors include her six children: Wendel (Wendy) Walljasper of Donnellson, Arlo (Sherry) Walljasper of New London, Sandy Kuhlmeier of Fort Madison, Jeanne (Alan) Vantiger of West Point, Dean (Angie) Walljasper of West Point, Jolene (Alan) Edmonds of Mediapolis; grandchildren: Shelly (Lee) Ekle, Dustin (Samilyn) Walljasper, Caitlin Walljasper, Amanda (Doug) Tate, Sara Walljasper, Katie (Brian) Kremer, Denise Waymack, Jason Kuhlmeier, Jeremy (Kris) Kuhlmeier, Michelle (JD Hoover) Walljasper, John Walljasper, Stacey (Jason) Stotlar, Eric (Jen) Vantiger, Bryce Walljasper, Kira (Tristin) Howe, Luke Walljasper, Sarah (Brad) Conley, Sawyer Edmonds, Wyatt Edmonds and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Ralph; daughter: Mary Elizabeth; son and daughter-in-law: Wayne and Kathy Walljasper and son-in-law: Jerome Kuhlmeier; brother: Joe Fritzjunker and sister: Marian Kilbourn.
Mildred was a member of St. James Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society of the church, Daughters of Isabella and the St. James Quilters. She enjoyed quilting, playing cards, square dancing and gardening.
Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon, Monday, January 23, 2023 at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point, where the family will receive friends from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A parish rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. and a Christian wake service will be held at 6:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at St. James Catholic Church in St. Paul with Father Dan Dorau as celebrant.
Burial will be in St. James Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in her memory for St. James Catholic Church or West Point Care Center.
Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.