Kathryn June Kallemyn
Kathryn June Kallemyn

June 26, 1923 - July 15, 2017
Born in Pella, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Kathryn’s kind spirit and soothing music will remain in our hearts forever even though her time on this earth has passed. On July 15, 2017 she went to join her loving husband, Marvin, and beloved son, Scotty.

Kathryn was born of Dutch ancestry in Pella, Iowa on June 26, 1926 to her parents, Elizabeth (Van Steenwyk) and Leonard Rus. Early in life she developed her outstanding skills as a pianist, and her music was enjoyed by church members, family and friends throughout her life.

Kathryn met Marvin Kallemyn in Pella. He had recently returned from serving in the European Theater during World War II. They moved to Des Moines to start a family after marrying in June of 1949.

Raising six children is a task for any parent, but Kathryn also lovingly tended to her eldest son's special needs throughout his adult life, earning her the unofficial title of "St. Kathryn", first given to her by the late Pastor Carl Van Farrow.

Kathryn also joins her parents; siblings, Peter, Jacob and Germent. She is survived by her sisters, Bernice Kelderman and Elizabeth Ann (Harry) Boender; her brother, Charles (Delores) Rus as well as her five children, Dan (Rosemary) Kallemyn, Mary Kallemyn, Patty Gray, Richard (Veda) Kallemyn and David (Kathleen) Kallemyn; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Carlisle Care center for recognizing her kind nature and caring for her accordingly.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 at Iles Westover Chapel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20 with visitation one hour prior. Suggested donations can be sent to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Carlisle Care Center Activity Fund.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Crossroads Fellowship Church
1200-60th Street
West Des Moines, IA US 50266
Thursday, July 20, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crossroads Fellowship Church
1200-60th Street
West Des Moines, IA US 50266
Thursday, July 20, 2017
11:00 AM
Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Thursday, July 20, 2017
12:00 PM


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Iowa Chapter
4150 Westown Pkwy. Suite 203
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Carlisle Care Center Activity Fund
680 Cole Street
Carlisle, IA 50047