In Memory of

Velma Ruth Townsend

August 25, 1935 - December 25, 2018
From: Cherokee, IA

Velma Ruth Townsend, the daughter of Fred and Ruth (Case) Hohbach, was born August 25, 1935, on the family farm in Tilden Township near Marcus, IA. She was baptized at an early age and confirmed on April 23, 1950 at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. Her confirmation verse was Luke 10:42.  Velma attended school in Marcus where she was Homecoming Queen in 1953. She graduated from Marcus High School in 1954.

 On October 7, 1960, Velma was united in marriage to Ronald Townsend at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee, IA. Following their marriage they lived on the farm in Spring Township, where they enjoyed farming and raising cattle together for many years before retiring to Cherokee in 1995.

 Velma was active in Martha’s  Circle at church. She enjoyed volunteering at the church and nursing home. She liked crafts and watching ball games on television.

 On December 25, 2018, Velma passed away at her residence at the age of 83. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Townsend; and her parents, Fred and Ruth Hohbach.

 She is survived by one sister, Phyllis Cuthrell of Aurelia, IA; one brother, Wilbur Hohbach of Marcus, IA; and many other nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.

A private family service will be held at a later date at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Andrew Klumpp
Oliver Hohbach
Tom Hohbach
Katie McKibben
Casey Cuthrell
Andrew Klumpp
Geoffrey Klumpp
Paul Cuthrell
Chris Cuthrell

Jolene Schumacher
Jim Cuthrell
Jerri Klumpp
Cyrus Hohbach
Ardith Ruth Hohbach
Sophia Cuthrell
Courtney Rasmus
"What a Friend We Have In Jesus"
"Beautiful Savior"
"The Lord's Prayer"

Soloist- Andrew Klumpp

Organist- Joel Orthmann
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, IA


Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 8:50 AM
“My deepest sympathy for your loss. ”
- Amy johnson
Friday, December 28, 2018 at 3:12 PM
“Our sincere condolences to Velma's family.”
- Ross and Pat Schallehn
Friday, December 28, 2018 at 8:45 AM
“My Sympathy to all the family, she will be missed. Our visits, trips, meals and our belly laughs we shared will always be remembered!”
- Sandy Peters
Friday, December 28, 2018 at 8:45 AM
“I am deeply sorry for your loss. May the God of tender mercies grant you peace and comfort you now and in the days ahead. 2 Co 1:3, 4.”
- Brenda
Friday, December 28, 2018 at 8:44 AM
“I’m so sorry for the loss of your loved one. The passing of those we love is no doubt one of the hardest things to deal with. May God provide you and your family comfort during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)”
- Skyler Hughes
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