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LoRee M. Kulhavy

December 8, 1919 — October 17, 2021

LoRee Maxine Kulhavy, 101, died on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at the MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 25, 2021, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 419 N Delaware Avenue. Services will be livestreamed on the Major Erickson Funeral Home Facebook Page.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N Pennsylvania Avenue.

Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Plymouth.

LoRee Maxine Kulhavy was born Dec. 8, 1919, in Manly, Iowa, the daughter of John and Lena Alitz. She was united in marriage to Joseph Kulhavy on June 1, 1950, in Manly, Iowa.

LoRee graduated from Mason City Community College and Drake University. Her first teaching experience was at Lime Creek Country School, grades one thru eight. For most of her life she taught second grade in the North Central School District.
Left to cherish her memory include three daughters: Joleen Devens and husband, Bradley, of Ramsey, MN; Susan Fries, and significant other Bill Crossman, of Andover, MN; and Julie Knudsen, of Prior Lake, MN. Three grandsons: Trevor Devens, Benjamin Devens, and Erik Furleigh. Six great grandchildren: Ryan Devens, Caden Devens, Keira Devens, Wyatte Devens, Calvin Devens, and Evelyn Devens.

LoRee was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers: William Alitz, Milton (Bud) Alitz, LeRoy Alitz, Harlan Alitz and three sisters: Loucille Houck, Inez Holmes, and Marjorie Hansen.

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