Ila Vyonne Kulm was born August 9, 1952, at Yankton, SD, to Melvin and Valere (Schrag) Preheim. She grew up and attended schools in Freeman and Mitchell. On June 5, 1971, she married Rodger A. Kulm in Mitchell. She was a nurse’s aid at Brady Memorial Home in Mitchell and co-owned Kulm Trucking in Mitchell. She later was a bus driver for Palace Transit. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church and had been a member of the Women of the Moose. Her lifelong love was her family, husband, children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Rodger, two sons, Bryan (Jennifer) Kulm of Annandale, MN, Carl (Leasa) Kulm of Pipestone, MN, four grandchildren, Parker and Jillian Kulm of Annandale, MN, and Caden and Brielle Kulm of Pipestone, MN, her mother, Valere Wieger of Mitchell, her mother-in-law, Loraine House of Bismarck, ND, one sister Eileen Preheim (Neil Peterson) of Tea, SD, three sisters-in-law: Tena Preheim of Freeman, SD; Kathy Siedel of Bismarck, ND; Kim (Terry) Sjomeling of Pollack, SD; two brothers-in-law, Ralph (Pat) Kulm of Selby, SD; Mike House of Bismarck, ND and her miniature pincher, Sassy.
She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Preheim, two brothers, Orel Preheim and Ivan Preheim, her aunt and uncle, Sy and Verlyn Waltner, her grandparents, her father-in-law, Alvin Kulm and step father-in-law, Jim House.
entry posted by Cindy Desy on 02-15-2014
Ila was a classmate of mine, didn't know she was ill, so sorry for your loss your loss. We had good times in school. RIP darling, We will all miss you! I will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
entry posted by Derek Smith on 02-13-2014
my condonlences to the Klum family I got to know ila when I used to live in Mitchell for 30 years and I am sad to see the obituary on the bittner funeral chapels website I just want to know how sad I feel now... may rest and peace my friend ila and to the family my prayers are with you.... in the loving name amen
entry posted by JoAnn Jacobsen Hohn on 02-13-2014
So sorry to all of you loosing Iil is a sad thing for all of you and the children so young . May she forever rest in peace. Val do take care of your self as I know how much you will miss Iila.
she was always there for you
entry posted by Shirley and Maynard Ness on 02-13-2014
We are part of Your mother's prayer group that has been praying for Ila for a long time. We are so sorry for the family. May God bless each of you in His special way and give you peace.
entry posted by Dawn Hanson on 02-12-2014
Rodger and family - you have my deepest sympathy and I will keep you in my prayers during these difficult days ahead. Ila was such a sweetheart & we had alot of laughs when we worked together at the Nursing Home. I know she loved you all very much especially her little grandkids because she would always tell me all about them when I would see her! She will be watching over you until you can be together again...
entry posted by Loren and Judy Kulm on 02-12-2014
We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.
entry posted by Joni Thome on 02-12-2014
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Ila will be most surely be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. God Bless.
entry posted by Margie Westphal on 02-12-2014
Lee, so sorry to hear of your loss. She will always be with you in your heart.
entry posted by Casey R on 02-12-2014
Sending love & prayers to your families.
entry posted by Art & Abby (Kahler) Mueller and family on 02-12-2014
Our prayers are with you Rodger and family. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of Ila during healing.
entry posted by Julie on 02-11-2014
To my aunt Ila. We had our fights. And lot of fun times together. I remember the trip to the city's in the truck. I keep you in my memorys. I am so glad to have you as my aunt.
entry posted by Eileen Preheim on 02-11-2014
To my beautiful sister inside and out. We have fought, teased and at times not like each other very much. But through all the sibling bs even if at times neither of us wanted to admit it we loved each other and I am so going to miss you! I love you from the bottom of my heart and so proudto call you my sister!!! RIP and can't wait to see you in heaven breathing easy! Until then I will miss you everyday. Love you sis!
entry posted by Eileen Preheim on 02-11-2014
entry posted by Tom & Sara Nelson on 02-11-2014
Carl, you have our Sympathy at this difficult time. Let your memories of your Mom somehow ease the pain you are feeling. Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers.
entry posted by Larry & Donna Bruns on 02-11-2014
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Kulm family at this difficult time. Although we did not have the pleasure of meeting your mom Carl we are sure she was as special as you and will be missed by many. God Bless.
entry posted by Darrell & Wayne Kulm on 02-11-2014
Our Sympathy to you and your family
entry posted by Sheila Stahl on 02-11-2014
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.
From Lee's JH Larson family.
entry posted by Cheryl Garton on 02-11-2014
I was very saddened to hear of Ila's passing. My prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
entry posted by Ray Flanagan on 02-11-2014
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Ila was like another mother to myself and many others. She was a wonderful lady! She will be missed!
entry posted by Patricia kulm on 02-10-2014
Ila and I became friends when I went to Mitchell high school.we had a lot of fun together their.she was a good person and as have it later we married brothers. And became sister-in-laws.how crazy was that.she will forever be missed.she touched a lot of lives,rip my friend. .we loved you
entry posted by Laura Kulm Ask on 02-10-2014
Aunt Ila was a truly remarkable, strong woman with a heart of gold. She was a wonderful godmother and aunt to me, and will forever have a place in my heart. We will all miss her tremendously! Uncle Rodger, Bryan, Carl, and families - you are all in our thoughts and prayers. She loved you all so very much and will always be with you. All my love, Laura and family