Laurita A. Combs, 90, of Monticello and formerly of Harrison, AR, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Silvercrest of Anamosa.
Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Saturday Nov. 9, 2013, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a Christian funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Guttenberg.
Laurita was born May 5, 1923, near Bellevue, IA, the daughter of August and (Anna) Olsem.
She is survived by seven children: Curtis (Karen) Barnhart of Monticello, Gene Barnhart of Cole, WA, Dennis Barnhart of Kalispil, MT, Steven (Kim) Barnhart of Sioux Falls, SD, Rita Oldfather Kehrle of Montana, Tammy (Sam) Oldfather Coffee of Omaha, AR, and Kay (Matt) Oldfather Daigle of California; 16 grandchildren.
1 sister: Irene (Fred) Hoeger of Holy Cross, IA, 1 brother, Elmer (Wilma) Olsem of Colesburg; a sister-in –law, Virginia Olsem of Dyersville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands, a daughter, Betty Oldfather Imel, one sister, Mildred (Ted) Petsche, 2 brothers: Marvin (Betty) Olsem and Arnold (Kathleen) Olsem.