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In Memory

Iva Echelberger (Kallhoff) - Class Of 1959

Iva Mae Kallhoff

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Iva Mae Kallhoff


April 20, 1941 - March 11, 2017

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Iva Mae Kallhoff, formerly of North Platte, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. She was 75 years old.

Iva was born April 20, 1941, in Scottsbluff, Neb. She was the middle child of Ivan and Della (Mowry) Echelberger. With her father working for the railroad, Iva moved to several different Nebraska towns and attend various schools during her younger years. The family eventually settled in McCook, Neb., where Iva graduated from McCook High School in 1959.

On Jan. 16, 1960, she was united in marriage to Loren W. Larington in McCook. To this union, four children were born: Deborah Kay, David Wayne, Daniel James, and Andrea Irene.

Later, Iva moved to North Platte where she worked in customer service at J.C. Penneys and Herberger's, as well as being an investigator for the Department of Health and Human Services. Iva married Douglas Kallhoff on Nov. 24, 1982, and they made their home in North Platte. After her retirement from Social Services, she trained to be a medication aide and then put these new skills into practice at Centennial Park Retirement Village. She enjoyed her work helping and serving others.

For the past seven years, until her health would no longer allow, Iva had been traveling all over the United States in her RV with her furry canine friend, Trouble. Although Iva traveled a lot, she headquartered in Arizona. She loved to travel and was always up for an adventure, especially if it involved friends, family, beautiful scenery and a nice glass of wine.

Iva was preceded in death by her parents, her mother, Della in 1991, her father, Ivan in 1999; and her husband, Doug in 2009.

Survivors include daughters, Deborah and husband, Robert Rose of Grand Island and Andrea Larington and husband, Mike Castor of North Platte; sons, David Larington of Las Vegas and Daniel and wife, Michelle Larington of McCook; grandchildren, Tosha Gott and Tim Rose of Grand Island, Alicia and husband, Levi Most of North Platte, Sara and husband, Jack Loomis of Hayes Center, and Dane Larington of McCook; four great-grandchildren; sister, Beverly and husband, Dale Friedemann of Canby, Ore.; brother, Sam Echelberger of Johnstown, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside inurnment service will be 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at East Lawn Cemetery near Minatare, Neb. Memorials may be made in Iva’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org). Joliffe Funeral Home of Scottsbluff is in charge of the arrangements.