Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011


Wilma K. Kaulfuss, 94, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Groveland and Morton, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at The Springs of Lake Pointe Woods in Sarasota.

She was born May 31, 1917, in Groveland Township to John Frederick and Mattie Ann (Meyer) Freidinger. She married Frank L. Voll on Nov. 15, 1938, in Chicago. He preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1969. She later married Harvey Kaulfuss on Jan. 20, 1979, in Morton. He preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 2000. She also was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Mary Kaulfuss and two sisters.

Surviving are two stepdaughters, Judy Kaulfuss of Elgin, Ill., and Jane Replogle of Covington, Ga.; three step-grandchildren, Tim Replogle, Steve (Gina) Replogle and John (Amy) Replogle; five step-great-grandchildren; and her friend, Nancy Weigle of Morton.

She was a graduate of Morton High School.

Wilma was a saleslady for McClellans, Freidinger Bros. Grocery and Witzigs, all of Morton. She also was a bookkeeper at Libby, McNeil, Libby; Trinity Builders; Murison Label and Illinois Valley Tent and Awning. She worked 31 years as the bookkeeper for her husband’s business, Voll’s Electric Service. She was also the Postmaster in Groveland for many years.

She served as treasurer of the Park East Home Owners Corp. for 13 years and was treasurer of the activities club. She was a member of the National League of Postmasters, serving several years as state secretary and was the recipient of the State Postmaster of the Year Award in 1976. She also was a member of the Martha Circle of Vamo Methodist Church in Sarasota, Fla.

She was past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 974 of Morton. She was a former member of the Sweet Adelines, Groveland Home Extension, the J.O.Y. Circle of St. Pauls Church and secretary of Groveland Community Church.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin, with the Rev. Doug Habegger officiating.

Ludwig Mortuary in Morton is handling arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Community United Church of Christ in Morton.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ludwigmortuary.com.