Obit: Ivadell Primrose


Ivadell V. Primrose, 93, of Davenport, died on Sunday, June 9 at the Good Samaritan Society in Davenport.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Alice Church of God, 17168 270th St., Conrad, IA 50621. Pastor Rus Boersma will officiate. A public visitation with the family will be held at 10 a.m. She will be laid to rest at the Alice Union Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed in Ivadell’s name to her family.

Mitchell Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information or to send a condolence, visit or call 641-884-1234.

Ivadell Virginia Krenzien was born on Oct. 28, 1925 in Breda, Iowa, the daughter of Richard and Wilhelmina (Nachtigal) Krenzien. She was a graduate of New London High School. On Sept. 13, 1945, Ivadell was united in marriage to Joseph Stewart Primrose in Washington, D.C.

Ivadell was a homemaker. She and Joe started a family business, Primrose Heating and Air Conditioning in Jesup. She managed the business side of the family firm for many years before retiring.

Ivadell was an active member of the Christian Reformed Church in Parkersburg as well as a past member of the Scottish Heritage Society. She had a passion for gardening, quilting and music.

She is remembered by her children: Stewart Primrose, Kathryn “Kay” (Terry) Bahl and Virginia “Gin” (Randy) Popham; grandchildren: Jeremy (Tracey) Bahl, Allison (Andrew) Flanscha, Time (Rochelle) Turner and Kimberly (Boyd) Daniel; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Annabelle Frakes; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, her parents Richard and Wilhelmina and one sister, Mary Ann Schei.