Suzanne Boldt, 74, of Gladbrook, Iowa, died Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
The funeral will take place on Thursday, September 1 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Traer. She will be buried in the crystal cemetery. Friends and family are also invited to attend a visitation on Wednesday, August 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown has been entrusted with the care of Suzanne and her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gladbrook Women’s Club or family for designation of the Tama County Fair Goat Showmanship Belt Buckle in honor of Amy. For online condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. Phone 641-844-1234.
Born December 17, 1947 in Des Moines, she was the eldest child of Clifford and Joan (Wilcox) McKibben. After graduating from Marshalltown High School in 1966, she earned her dental assistant certificate in 1971.
On August 4, 1973, at the Elim Lutheran Church in Marshalltown, she was married to Gary Boldt. They were blessed with three children. In 1975 they moved to a farm southwest of Traer. In 1999 they moved to Gladbrook when his health necessitated their retirement from farming.
Hardworking and dedicated, Suzanne began her career at Smitty’s Grocery Store, where she learned to bake cakes (a skill she would use for most of her adult life, baking cakes for every birthday, wedding and graduation party). degrees from his family and many friends. ). She then worked as a nutrition aide at the Iowa State Extension Office in Toledo and Fareway, where she retired after 18 years. Suzanne was very involved in her community and enjoyed volunteering, especially for Matchsticks. She and Gary were members of the Iowa Pork Producers and Jaycees. She was also a loyal member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and the Gladbrook Women’s Club.
Suzanne was a collector of many things and her favorite holidays were Easter and Halloween. She loved to cook and had a whole collection of pans and cookie cutters. More than anything, she loved her family and spending time with her friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her son, David “Spanky” (Mandy), of Traer; grandsons Clayton and Lane and granddaughter McKenna (Tyler) Ward; great-grandson, Drew Ward; siblings – Janet (Ed) Jordebrek, of Clemons; Jane McKibben of Cedar Rapids; Jill (Christopher) Hickson, of Kenosha, Wis.; Joel (Anne) McKibben, of West Des Moines; Jon McKibben of Waukee and James (Brandy) McKibben of Marshalltown; brother-in-law Fred (Clara) Boldt of Toledo and sister-in-law Linda (Ron) Beenken of Sheldon; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Gary in January 2020 and a few months later her son Mark, her daughter Amy in 2013 and her parents.