Velva Marie Gadient



Velva Gadient, 91, of Monticello died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at home.


Visitation will be held from 3-8 pm Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish rosary and vigil service will be held at 3 pm.  Visitation will continue Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 10 – 11 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello with burial in the church cemetery.


Velva was born June 4, 1926, in Prairieburg the daughter of Victor A. and Rose Marie (Marek) Holub.  She married Irvin Gadient on Oct. 2, 1945 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Central City.  Together they farmed all of their lives.


She is survived by 4 children: Gary (Katy) Gadient of Delhi, June (Roy Davis) Koelker, Jim (Tami Bartram) Gadient, and Joan (Ed) Sauser, all of Monticello; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dorrance (Mary Pat) Holub of Coggon; a sister-n-law, Edna Gadient of Monticello.


She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Irvin, a granddaughter, Jackie Koelker-Niehaus; 4 siblings: Alvina (John) Eden, Arthur (Leona) Holub, Violet (Bernard) Crowley and Irvin Holub.


Memorials are preferred to Camp Courageous of Iowa or Monticello Senior Dining.


Special thanks to Tami Bartram, Margie Taylor, Dr. Philip First and Above and Beyond Hospice of Monticello for the wonderful care of our mother.


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