Wilma Throener, 94, of West Point, died Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Colonial Haven in Beemer. Memorial Mass will be 10:30am on Friday, November 16 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in West Point with Fr. Steve Emanuel as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery at Monterey with lunch following at the Nielsen Center. Memorial visitation will be Thursday from 12:00pm to 7:00pm with a Christian Mothers Rosary at 1:30pm and a Vigil Service at 7:00pm all at Stokely Funeral Home in West Point. Memorials may be made to the John A. Stahl Library in West Point. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Wilma June Throener was born on June 27, 1924 to Rudolph and Elfrieda (Jacobsen) Hamdorf in Harlan, IA. After attending school in Harlan, Wilma went to Oskaloosa, IA to earn her License Practical Nurse certificate. She moved to Council Bluffs, IA where she worked for Jennie Edmundson Hospital. On February 19, 1952, Wilma married Meinolph Throener in Council Bluffs. The couple lived west of West Point where they farmed and raised purebred cattle and hogs. Wilma was the driving force of the family’s livestock business and was instrumental in its success. She moved to West Point in 1988.
Wilma was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic, Guild, and Christian Mothers. She was a silent and humble person who preferred to contribute her talents without recognition. Wilma helped with 4-H, volunteered at St. Joseph’s Retirement Community, and knitted over 1000 caps for babies in the prenatal unit. She also enjoyed quilting, reading and baking.
Survivors include her children, Sharon (Tom) Rief and Steven (Karen) Throener both of West Point, and Mark (Cindy) Throener of Norfolk; 13 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; brother, Delmer (Bev) Hamdorf of Morrison, CO; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Michael and John (infancy); great-granddaughter, Emily Schrad; great-grandson, William Throener (infancy); and 4 siblings.