Wilma E. Raudabaugh

Jul 30, 2018
Raudabaugh, Wilma


10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel


One hour prior to services at Kearns


Garden of Memories Cemetery


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Friendship Village Auxiliary or the American Diabetes Association


Wilma E. Raudabaugh, 94, of Waterloo, died at Friendship Village Retirement Center, on Monday, July 30, 2018.

She was born in 1923 in Waverly, the daughter of Rudolph and Amanda (Milius) Kohagen.

She married Harold Raudabaugh on February 9, 1947 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo. He died August 6, 1999.

She was employed at John Deere Co. for 2 years prior to serving in the United States Navy W.A.V.E.S. where she received her basic and hospital corps training in New York at Hunter College. She was then stationed at a Navy hospital in Corona, California. After her honorable discharge, she returned to her job at John Deere Co. as a receiving clerk.

Wilma was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where she was active in many groups.

Survived by two sons, Jim (Pauline) Raudabaugh of Birmingham and Scott (Kim) Raudabaugh of Grimes; a daughter, Joyce Raudabaugh of Urbandale; four grandchildren, Ben, Amber, Andy, & Kristin Raudabaugh; a brother, George (Lorraine) Kohagen of Waverly; a sister-in-law, Maxine (LeRoy) Rousselow of Waterloo; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; four sisters, Dorlene Kueker, Leona Zander, Margaret Walther, and Mildred Ruehs; five brothers, Edmund, Willard, Oscar, Melvin and Rudy Kohagen.

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  1. Ellen Morris | Aug 04, 2018
    Condolences to you and your family Scott. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Fred & Ellen Morris
  2. Hugh and Pat Shaw | Aug 02, 2018
    Jim and family, we are sorry about your great loss.  Our prayers are with you that you may find comfort and have safe traveling during this difficult time.
  3. Xochitl | Aug 01, 2018

    Dear Raudabaugh Family,

    Sorry to hear about your Mom Scott. May she Rest in Peace. We are thinking of you and sending good thoughts and prayers.  God Bless your Mom and family.


    Xochitl and Daniel

  4. DiAnn Kohler | Aug 01, 2018
     I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.  She was one of the most loving, caring and thoughtful persons I have ever known.  I have such wonderful memories of my aunt Wilma.   Childhood memories going way back to days when we would go to your house for amazing family holiday gatherings and more recently playing cards at my parent’s apartment at the Village.  Aunt Wilma was so good at playing all kind of games and a very accomplished opponent.  She was such a warm friendly person to be around.  She will truly be missed and always remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with you.   
  5. Gregg Raudabaugh | Aug 01, 2018

    Wilma was my aunt and was a wonderful woman. I will always remember and cherish the time I spent with her and her family growing up in the Waterloo area. A warm and loving person, Aunt Wilma was also a great cook and I loved holiday meals in her home.

    She will be greatly missed.

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