Iletha Gahan 74, of Forest City, died Thursday, November 8, at the Muse Norris Hospice House in Mason City. Funeral Service will be Monday, November 12, at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church, in Forest City. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 – 5 PM at the Church.
Iletha was born on November 19, 1937 in Winneshiek County to Lloyd and Clara (Schnuelle) Kamp. After her parents passed away, she went to live with her foster parents, Kalmer and Helen Johnson. She attended the Forest City High School, graduating in 1957.
She married Tex O. Borg on November 2, 1957. They had two children together and later divorced. Years later she married Donald Gahan. Iletha worked at Johnson Feed Store, Forest City Hospital as a Nurses Aid, First Baptist Church as a Janitor. She cleaned homes and business, as well as being a farm wife. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she helped in areas including decorating, teaching Sunday School, Girls Missionary Guild, and food committee. Iletha enjoyed being a servant (she was always busy helping others). She loved to cook and bake, her special was lemon meringue pie for which she won three different contests. She loved her flowers and her collection of birds, one of her favorite things was being with her children, grandchildren and great granddaughter.
Her family includes: son Dale and his wife, Tanya Borg, and daughter Teresa Borg all of Forest City; three grandchildren: Anthony Otis of Garner, Andrew Frazee, and Melissa Borg both of Forest City and great granddaughter Misha Otis of Garner.
She was preceded in death by: her parents Lloyd and Clara Kamp; step dad Albert Shultz; foster parents Kalmer and Helen Johnson; brothers: Leonard Kamp, Charles Kamp, and Kenneth Kamp; sister Lorraine Vandersitt.
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