June 29, 1923-February 11, 2018
DeWITT, Iowa — Selma M. King, 94, of DeWitt, Iowa, died Sunday afternoon, February 11, 2018, at ManorCare-Utica Ridge, Bettendorf.
The former Selma Marie Holst was born June 29, 1923, in Herkimer, Kansas, to the late Jacob and Sophie (Pralle) Holst. She graduated high school in Marysville, Kansas. Selma married Burton Carl King on September 17, 1945, in Herkimer. She was a homemaker much of her life and also a church secretary. Selma and Burt moved to DeWitt in 1973, where they owned and operated King's Pharmacy until retirement in 1995. Burt preceded Selma in death January 3, 2003.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt, and the DeWitt Hospital Auxiliary. Selma enjoyed working various types of puzzles, cooking, gardening, needle point and volunteering for Meals on Wheels.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Constance King, of DeWitt; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Doug Green, of Naples, Florida; grandchildren, Autumn King, Zachary King, Justin (Carly) King and Jacob Green; a great-grandson, Ezra King.
Also preceding Selma in death were a daughter, Lynette King; and siblings, Sophia Roepke, Arnold Holst, Elmer Holst, Irma Schulz, Clara Donovan and Irvin Holst.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt, 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. Friday, February 16, 2018. A Service of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the church with the Rev. Ron Rafferty officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church.
Pallbearers will be Zachary King, Justin King, Dennis Holst, Ronald Holst, Larry Holst and Steve Krause.
Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com.