IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JULIE K. KLAAHSEN
December 1, 1952 ~ Primghar, Iowa
November 21, 2019 ~ Primghar, Iowa
10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 30, 2019
Grace Lutheran Church; Primghar, Iowa
Pastor Kim Wermersen ~ Officiating
will be after 3 P.M. on Friday, November 29, 2019
with family present from 5 – 7 P.M.
at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home
CD ~ “When I Get Where I’m Going”
“Come To Jesus”
Sung by: Jean Proehl
CD ~ “I Can Only Imagine”
Pianist: Becca Moermond
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Dan Emanvelle Mike Anderson
Gary Grapevine John Hawf
Jim Venteicher Doug Hoefker
Buck Smith Chris Proehl
Bryce Kelleher Brytton Kelleher
Justin Hunt Brian Bentz
Lonnie Bentz Joel Bentz
FINAL RESTING PLACE
Graveside Service: 1:30 P.M. Saturday
Evergreen Lawn Cemetery ~ George, Iowa
After today’s service, relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.
Arrangements are under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Primghar, Iowa.
Julie Kaye Klaahsen, the daughter of Glen and Sylvia (Pauling) Proehl was born December 1, 1952 in Primghar, Iowa. She attended grade school in Archer and graduated from Paullina High School in 1971. She then attended the Spencer School of Business. On October 27, 1972, she was united in marriage to Donald Dale Klaahsen in Vallejo, California. The couple moved to Primghar after Don’s retirement from the Navy. Julie had been employed at the O’Brien County Courthouse working in the Recorder’s office for over 28 years. Don preceded Julie in death on July 15, 2015. Julie remained in Primghar until her passing on Thursday, November 21, 2019 reaching the age of 66 years, 11 months and 20 days.
Julie was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Primghar. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family, going to the Lakes, boating, gardening, concerts, canning, sewing and crafts. She was a long member of the Primghar Jaycees and also served on the Primghar Community Playhouse Board. She also volunteered for Love Inc.
Julie leaves to cherish her memory her children and their spouses, Ryan and Brandie Klaahsen and a grandson, Chance Klaahsen; of Seabeck, Washington and Jaime and Kevin Kelleher of Primghar; Kevin’s children: Miranda, Bryce (Lindsey) Kelleher and Brytton (Shelby) Kelleher and their children; siblings, Shirley and Ken Buck, Glenda and Randy Fletcher, Larry and Jeanette Proehl, John and Jan Proehl and Mark and Jean Proehl; mother-in-law, Dottie Klaahsen; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Burinskas and Wanda McFarland; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Julies was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don; parents-in-law, Harland and Chyrl Klaahsen; and a sister-in-law, Marlene Klaahsen Childs.
One night I had a dream. I was walking
along the beach with the Lord, and across
the skies flashed scenes from my life. In
each scene I noticed two sets of footprints
in the sand. One was mine, and one was
When the last scene of my life appeared
before me, I looked back at the footprints in
the sand, and to my surprise I noticed that
many times along the path of my life there
was only one set of footprints. And I noticed
that it was at the lowest and saddest times in
I asked the Lord about it. “Lord, you said
that once I decided to follow you, you would
walk with me all the way. But I notice that
during the most troublesome times in my life
there is only one set of footprints. I don’t
understand why you left my side when I
needed you most.”
The Lord replied, “My precious child, I
love you and would never leave you. During
your times of trial and suffering, where you
see only one set of footprints, I was carrying