Emil M. Althoff, 93, of Earlville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.

Visitation for Emil was held from 2-7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville, where a prayer service was held at 1:30 p.m. Friends also called after 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian burial was held for Emil at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Earlville, with the Rev. Jim Goerend presiding. Lector was Kelly Bockenstedt. Eucharistic Ministers were Lindsay Althoff and Gary Bryant. Placing of the Pall was done by Elsie Althoff, Ken Althoff, Wayne Althoff, Richard Althoff, Elaine White, Rose Bryant, Sandy Bockenstedt and Bonnie McAllister. Giftbearers were Kelly Bockenstedt and Melissa Bockenstedt. Burial was held in St. Joseph Cemetery in Earlville.

Casketbearers were Matt Althoff, Jared Althoff, Jeff White, Joe McAllister, Bob Bryant, Bill Bryant, Travis Bockenstedt and Rob Bockenstedt. Honorary Pallbearers where Dixie Offermann, Marilyn Pirc, Clement DeMuth and Deacon James Steger.

He was born May 4, 1926 in Petersburg, son of Frank and Rose (Morman) Althoff. He received his education from the SS. Peter and Paul and Carol Country Schools. On May 4, 1949 he was united in marriage to Elsie M. Kelchen at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sand Springs.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Earlville, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Elsie Althoff, of Earlville; seven children, Ken (Mary) Althoff, of Strawberry Point, Wayne Althoff, of Dyersville, Richard (Vicki) Althoff, of Strawberry Point, Elaine White, of Dubuque, Rose (Gary) Bryant, of Dickeyville, Wis., Sandy (Arnold) Bockenstedt, of Delhi and Bonnie (Pat) McAllister, of Dubuque; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred (Ben) Zuecher, of Elkader.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Kim Althoff; four brothers, Ted (Leona) Althoff, Sylvester (Alice) Althoff, Ambrose Althoff and James Althoff; one sister, Verna Mae (John) Henkels.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com