Selma "Sally" Anna Kohlwey Kalb

Selma "Sally" Anna Kohlwey Kalb died at the age of 92 on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008 at Tryon Estates in Columbus, N.C. Sally was formerly of Grafton and Milwaukee and had been living amidst the mountains of North Carolina since her retirement, three decades ago.

A memorial service for Sally will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 701 Washington St., in Grafton. A memorial gathering will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at the church, prior to the service. Afterwards, family and friends are invited to attend a lunch in the church hall to celebrate the life of Sally. The Petty Funeral Home in Landrum, S.C. is serving the family.

Sally was born on Sept. 29, 1915 in Grafton, the daughter of Otto Kohlwey and Emma Behrens, who predeceased her. She graduated from St. Paul Lutheran School in Grafton and the Milwaukee Lutheran High School in Milwaukee. She also graduated from the Bureau of Home Nursing as an licensed practical nurse (LPN). Sally served in the U.S. Navy for two years and achieved the rank of Petty Officer Second Class Pharmacist Mate.

On Dec. 14, 1963, Sally married Dr. Clifford Hadleigh Kalb and they were married for 35 years. Sally and Clifford worked together at the Kalb Allergy Clinic in Milwaukee for over 30 years.

Sally is survived by her two stepsons, Frank Kalb (Freida) of Milwaukee and Paul Kalb of Oconomowoc; her stepdaughter, Karen Springer (Allan) of Blaine, Tenn.; her two brothers, Alfred Kohlwey (June) and Otto Kohlwey (Ruth), both of Grafton; her sister, Emiline Ungrodt of Appleton; her sister-in-law, Loraine Kohlwey of Jackson; and her special friend, Lynn Bradshaw. She is further survived by several nieces and nephews.

Sally was predeceased by her beloved husband, Dr. Clifford Kalb; her sisters, Ruth Kohlwey Dehmel and Edna Kohlwey Prahl; and her brother, Reuel Kohlwey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Sally’s name to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton; the Living Word Lutheran High School, Jackson; Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Milwaukee; Concordia University, Mequon; or the LCMS Seminary Fund.