Kay 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