Kay Aulwes – Edgewood

Kay E. Aulwes photoKay Elizabeth Aulwes, 75, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away at her home on Thursday, June 26, 2014. She was born on May 21, 1939, the daughter of Stanley and Letha (Smock) Hess.  Kay was raised and educated in the Greeley area, and was a Greeley High School graduate.

On October 18, 1958, Kay was united in marriage to Kenneth Aulwes.  Nine children were born to this union. Together they farmed.  Kay worked for a number of years at the Strawberry Point, Edgewood, and Guttenberg nursing homes as a C.N.A.

Kay enjoyed doing crossword puzzles,  going to stock car races, gardening (she always had a big garden),  and canning.  But her first love was her family and attending the family’s events.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Kenneth Aulwes of Edgewood; seven children, Tim (Karlene) Aulwes of Strawberry Point, Connie (Mike) Dugan of Garber, Cathy (Dennis) Dugan of Colesburg, Lonnie (Barb) Aulwes of Strawberry Point, Becky (Bill) Dugan of Garber, Joni (Chad) Ernst of Garber and Brad (Jess) Aulwes of Edgewood; 37 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren with two on the way; two brothers, Roger (Lois) Hess of Dubuque and Richard (Judy) Hess of Epworth; a sister-in-law, Nancy Hess of Dubuque; a special cousin, Suzie Langel; special friend, Georgia Hutchinson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Darla Aulwes and Bobbi Jo Kluesner; son-in-law, Christopher Kluesner; great-granddaughter, Kenadi Seeley; her brother, Ronnie Hess; and her step-father, Martin White.

Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com

 Visitation:  4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood and one hour before the service at the church on Monday.

Funeral Service:  10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Greeley.  Officiating:  Rev. Paddy Druhl

Interment:  Mt. Harmony Cemetery  –  Garber, Iowa

Casket Bearers: (Grandchildren)  Dustin Aulwes  Chad Dugan  Andrew Aulwes  Christopher Dugan  Nicholas Friedlein  Jared Kluesner  Jacob Kluesner  Carter Aulwes

Honorary Bearers:   Joe Tibbott  Dale Tibbott  Randy Backes  Rick Kuhlman