Elma Konchar Obituary

Elma H. Konchar
Elma H. Konchar
Elma H. Konchar

January 5, 1920 - October 22, 2011
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Elma Helen Konchar, died Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the Iowa Senior Jewish Life Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at a visitation on Monday October 24, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Iles Funeral Homes – Grandview Park Chapel with a vigil service at 6:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Elma was born in Des Moines on January 5, 1920, to Frank and Helen Grgurich. During the war years, she worked in civil service in San Francisco and St. Louis, assisting in the processing of war brides when they came to the United States. She also worked in the munitions factory in Ankeny during these years. She retired from the City State Bank in Madrid after working there for 32 years. Elma was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Elma is survived by her children Diane Berke of Minneapolis, Marianne (Dwight) Anderson of Omaha, and Dr. Gregory (Phyllis) Konchar of Pleasant Hill; and her grandchildren, Jessica Anderson, and Samuel, Alexandra, and Lucas Konchar. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, and brothers Carl and John Grgurich.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic School or the Iowa Senior Jewish Life Center.





Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Monday, October 24, 2011
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA 50317
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center
900 Polk Boulevard
Des Moines, IA 50312