In Memory of

Mildred Martena Klett

July 15, 1922 - December 13, 2020
From: Spencer, IA | Originally: Everly, IA
Mildred Martena Klett

Mildred Martena Klett

Born: July 15, 1922
Died: December 13, 2020
Age: 98

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Gary Klett
1300 290th St.
Everly, Iowa 51338

Mildred Martena Klett, the daughter of Marten and Anna (Bleeker) Roskens, was born July 15, 1922 on the family farm north of Everly.  She attended grade school in Waterford Township and later graduated from Everly High School in 1940.  That summer she attended Buena Vista College and received her Teaching Certificate.  Mildred taught country school for three years.

    Mildred married Donald Klett on March 7, 1942 in South Sioux City, NE and together they lived on a farm northwest of Everly.  In 1960, they purchased the Roskens farm. In 1990, Mildred purchased a Green Acres home and moved there from December 6, 1990 until 2014, when she entered Riverview Terrace Assisted Living in Spencer. When they could no longer meet her needs, in 2019, she moved to Northshire Residence until the time of her passing. She was a member of the First Reformed Church north of Everly until the church closed in 1993. Then she transferred her membership to Hope Reformed Church in Spencer, IA.  Mildred taught Sunday school, played for church services and was Service chairman of the Ladies Aid.  She also volunteered at Northshire Residence for several years.  Mildred loved to garden, bake and sew quilts.  She was so thankful she shared the grandchildren’s graduations & marriages.  She loved her great grandchildren. 

     Mildred passed away at Northshire Residence on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at the age of 98.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald in 1989; brothers & wives, Eite & Rosetta Roskens, Evert & Ruth Roskens, Herman Roskens, Harold & Viola Roskens; sister, Marie  & Norman Wood; in laws, Forrest & Darlene Klett, Dayle Klett, Duane & Jeannine Klett, Delma Terpstra, Myrl & Cleone Farquhar, Jerry & Diana Klett, Janice & Loren Wilson.

     Left to cherish her memory are her children: Linda Klett of Plymouth, MN, Karen & her husband, Patrick of Hartford, SD       and Gary & his wife, Marcia of Everly; four grandchildren: Allison & husband, Adam Cooke of Sheldon, IA, Shanda & her husband, Jon Hummel of Grimes, IA, Leah & husband, Mitch Lupkes of Rock Rapids, IA, Austin Klett of Sheldon IA; 8 great grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Dick Terpstra of Spencer; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

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PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICES will be held 1:30 P.M., Friday, December 18, 2020 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

The services will be livestreamed on the Warner Funeral Home Facebook Page.

The family request that masks be worn and social distancing will be practiced at all times.
Pastor Perry DeGroot
Allison Cooke
Shanda Hummel
Leah Lupkes
Austin Klett
Jon Hummel
Mitch Lupkes
Adam Cooke
There will be no public visitation.
Pianist: Ray Meyer
Soloist: Gary Klett

"Softly and Tenderly"
"In The Garden"

"I Will Serve Thee"
First Reformed Cemetery
Rural Everly, Iowa


Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:39 AM
“I'm am so sorry about Mildreds passing she was a sweet lady ...I'm glad I got to know her are Riverveiw...”
- cher lindahl
Monday, December 28, 2020 at 6:07 PM
“Dear Linda, Karen and Gary
I was saddened to hear of Mildred's passing. She lived a long and eventful life. I have many memories of time spent on the farm NW of Everly and many family gatherings for birthday celebrations. Sending hugs and condolances to you all.
- Denise Swinbank
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 7:53 AM
“Gary, Karen, Linda and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Millie was so much more than just a neighbor - she was like a grandmother to me. I will never forget her angel food cakes, trick-or-treating and being so excited about her homemade popcorn balls, or stopping at her house after Mass on Christmas Eve. The world was a better place because of Millie, and I am going to miss her greatly. I will always cherish her memory and all the memories of her from my childhood. Sending all of you my love.

Kerry (Schmid) Self”
- Kerry Schmid Self
Friday, December 18, 2020 at 8:01 PM
“A wonderful person, life and family. I send prayers and comfort.”
- Joan Wimmer
Friday, December 18, 2020 at 7:45 AM
“Linda, Karen, and Gary - I have so many childhood memories of being at the farm, "helping" with the chickens, and most of all, enjoying your mom's wonderful sponge cakes. May you be filled with warm memories and find peace at this time of loss. Blessings”
- LyNae (Nielsen) Schleyer
Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 1:48 PM
“Gary and family, thoughts, hugs and prayers as you navigate thru this difficult time. Hold time the treasured memories.”
- Jackie Paulsen
Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 10:23 AM
“Gary so sorry for your lost. I thoroughly enjoyed your mom when she would visit Marie. Such a nice lady. Cindy Boyles”
- Cindy Boyles
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM
“Dear Linda, Gary and Karen, my sympathies to you and your families on the loss of your mother. She was a sweet lady and I always admired her smile. Count as blessings the many years you were able to spend with your mom and cherish the memories.
- Doris Welle
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM
“I loved Mildred and enjoyed every second I was blessed to spend playing piano, singing carols, playing Uno or Skipbo, depleting her stash of pickles in an impressive fashion, and loving being snowed in at her house. She will always hold a special place in my heart, because she is someone very special to people I hold very dearly, all of you, Klett family. I love you all, hugs and prayers lifted for each of you, with special hugs to Allison as you will always be one of my best friends. Lifting you all in prayers and love. I’m so sorry for your loss. ”
- Iesha Toft
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 1:23 PM
“Millie was a fun loving little lady. I loved talking to her and hearing about her family. You have my sympathies. I am blessed to have known her. ”
- Cari Seversen
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 1:22 PM
“so sorry to hear about your mom.

- Nancy Newgard
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:51 AM
“Sending healing prayers & comforting hugs.
Our thoughts are with you & your family at this time of sorrow.”
- Denise & Loren Reit
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:51 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of Mildreds passing. She was such a great lady. She visited my Grandma Vi and later was at Northshire herself. She always had time to chat and share a smile
My sincerest sympathy ”
- Deb Wilcox
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 2:30 PM
“Linda, Karen, Gary and families, So sorry to hear of your moms passing. Mildred and Mom had some good times at family gatherings and on the phone. Our prayers and hugs are with you all. Dean and Betty”
- Betty Walton
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 11:35 AM
“My sympathy to Mildred’s family. She was a very sweet lady. May God bless you with peace and comfort.”
- Diana Kilpatrick
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 9:33 AM
“So sorry for your earthly loss! She enjoyed people and will be missed! Prayers for her family! Her love for you, is with you in your wonderful memories!”
- Jim and nancy hartmann
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 9:32 AM
“Sorry for your loss. ”
- Dennis Hofmeyer
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 9:32 AM
“Dear Klett family . . .
Our sympathy to you all on Mildred's passing. May the love of Christ's Spirit surround you to give you strength.
Pastor Lee Laaveg”
- Rev. Lee Laaveg
Monday, December 14, 2020 at 2:11 PM
“Klett Family - Sorry to hear of Mildred's passing! Prayers. May God wrap you in his arms and guide you through this time.”
- Becky & Mike Hatting
Monday, December 14, 2020 at 12:21 PM
“Dear Family,
What a sweet women ...when I worked at Longhouse/ Northshire Mildred came to visit her relatives quit often.
She always had a smile for everyone. She will be miss. Know you are all in my prayers.
- Jackie Mann
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