Henrietta 'Retta' Wolfram

Posted Online: Jan. 13, 2013, 7:46 pm
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Henrietta "Retta" Wolfram, 89, of Davenport, died Jan. 12, 2013.
A service is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Runge, with visitation noon to 1 p.m.
She married Richard L. Wolfram in 1941.
Survivors include children, Jim (Carolyn), Joanne Nettleton, Don (Sherry Pennington), Bob, Carol (Warren) Secoy and John (Tamara); 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers; one son-in-law; and a grandson.
Online condolences may be made at www.rungemortuary.com.


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