Eldred Kilcher
  • Born on: July 24, 1920
  • Departed on: March 6, 2018
  • Resided in: Alpha, IA

Eldred Kilcher

Eldred E. Kilcher, 97, of Alpha, Iowa, died Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Home, West Union.

Eldred Elmer Kilcher was born July 24, 1920 in Hawkeye, Iowa, the son of Elmer and Laura (Niewoehner) Kilcher. On November 15, 1947 he married Adelaide E. Hovden at Nashua, IA. Eldred and Adelaide farmed in the Alpha area for many years.

He was a member of St John’s Lutheran Church and enjoyed dancing, playing cards and entertaining friends at their private pond.  He proudly answered to the name “Hotrod” and will be missed dearly by his family.

Survivors include his son, Greg (Marcia) Kilcher of Alpha, daughters Kay Frevert of Taylorville, IL,  Susan Gould of Houston, TX, Debra (Everett) Gambrell of Dallas, TX, Jan (Kevin) Kleve of Waucoma, one stepson Don (Marcia) Aspenson of Jenks, OK, 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 57 years Adelaide in 2005, his son-in-law Tom Frevert in 2018, his brother and two sisters. 
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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