May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Lauri will always be with us with all the cherished memories we have. Mom & Jim
Davenport, Iowa - Lauri Kilby, 58, of Davenport, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023, at her home in Letts.
Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2023, at Calvary Church. Reverend Dan Schoepf will officiate. A Celebration of Life will be at 3:00 p.m. at the American Legion. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home will be assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.wittichfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made in Lauri's honor to her husband, Randy, and can be delivered to the family at the Funeral Service or at the Celebration of Life.
Lauri was born on April 19, 1964, in Muscatine, the daughter of Lysle William and Mariann Riley Hepker. She married Randy Kilby on May 16, 2008, in Davenport.
Lauri was fierce in all things. Her entire life was filled with action; being an avid volleyball and softball player, with a highly competitive and strong-willed spirit. She loved to play darts and pool as well. Following in her dad's footsteps, she became a journeyman electrician who absolutely loved and was devoted to her work. When you saw Lauri, she was wearing her fancy jeans, and her t-shirts always matched her shoes and hats. Lauri was a person who made fast friends with all, a social butterfly who would always go to bat for the person who could not do it for themselves. She demonstrated a strong sense of ethical and honorable characteristics in her daily life. Above all else, Lauri adored and loved her family. Her children have countless memories of her always loving and supporting them, her special midnight cereal snacks, and being so fun even to the point of embarrassing at times, definitely in a playful way. Her grandchildren will forever remember the endless slumber parties at her house and an unmatched dedication to spending time with them. Her positive outlook was obvious in all she did and was infectious to others. Lauri will be remembered for always making others feel loved, important, and especially happy. To be loved by Lauri, you were certainly loved hard.
She is survived by her husband; mother, Mariann Bunch and stepfather, Jim, and stepmother, Judy Hepker; children, Brandon Van Blarcom of South Carolina, Ashley Van Blarcom of Wilton, Matthew Van Blarcom of Colorado, Sgt. Heather Davis, based in Florida with the USAF, and Chelsey Redmond of Davenport; grandchildren, Aiden, Hailey, Daniel, Dylan, Isabelle, Grace, Sophie, Lexie, Emilia, Jordan Jr., Rylee, Carlee, Kinzlee, Elizabeth, Zack, Ally, Zak, Ainslee, Ellie, and Henry; siblings, Christine Knock of Ankeny, Annette Coons of Muscatine, Laura Kramer of Muscatine, Jennifer Fridley of Muscatine, Kimberly Schmidt of Texas, and Shelley Meyer of Muscatine, and Chad Hepker of Arizona; stepbrothers, Jay Bunch of Texas, Darrell Bunch of Arizona, Jimmy Bunch of Texas, and Dennis Bunch of Arizona; along with several other family members, including her special cousins, Steve and Sheena Krueger of Letts.
Lauri was preceded in death by her father in 2010; and her stepbrother, Michael Bunch.
Omg. Lauri you fought a good fight. I'm going to miss talking to you. Prayers for your family. And our arconic family. You was a great friend. You have your wings. God bless you.
I am so sorry for the loss of Aunt Lauri and my heart and prayers go out to you all. You are all in my thoughts as you go through this difficult time. She was loved and very special and she will be missed by us all.
Mariann and all - so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you today with prayers and love.
Our warmest condolences.
Condolences and prayers for all of Lauri's loved ones and friends.
Lauri it was a pleasure and an honor to have known you. I absolutely loved your take no crap attitude but your honesty and kindness were always shining through. The world lost an amazing person. You will be greatly missed by many my friend. Until we meet again give ‘em hell and enjoy your new adventure in peace and happiness. Sending your family all of my love light and peace.
The first time I met Lauri, I fell in love with her energy, huge smile and her dedication in everything she did.she will be missed, but leaves behind a lot of love and joy and fond memories. Until we meet again Lauri, RIP. 💖
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