Louise Schlorholtz

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Louise Schlorholtz, 88, of Sheffield and formerly of Rockwell, Iowa, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Deerfield Assisted Living in Sheffield.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 305 E. Elm St., Rockwell, with the Rev. John Gossman, celebrant. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Rockwell.

Visitation with public viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Sacred Heart Parish Center, 305 E. Elm St., Rockwell, and resume one hour prior to Mass at the church on Friday.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorials may be left in Louise’s honor to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rockwell.

Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd St NE, Mason City, is in charge of arrangements.

A daughter of Robert Henry Reiff and Susan Marie Daniel, Louise was born on Nov. 25, 1930, in Calhoun County, Iowa. She attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Mount Carmel and graduated from Carroll High School among the Class of 1948. She then attended Briar Cliff College in Sioux City as well as spending a semester at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

On Jan. 26, 1950, Louise married Floyd J. Schlorholtz at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Carroll County. Together they would be blessed with seven children and 56 years of marriage.

After graduation Louise worked as a bookkeeper for several Carroll businesses before leaving the workforce to stay at home and tend to their children. In later years she worked for the Rockwell Telephone Association, a position she held for 20 years prior to her retirement.

Louise will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed camping, gardening, crafting, and celebrating the holidays with her family.

Louise is survived by her children: Sandy (Steve) Karabatsos, of Harper’s Ferry, Iowa, Barb (Tom) Eddy, of Green Lake, Wisconsin, Craig (Barb) Schlorholtz, of Independence, Kansas, Scott (Patty) Schlorholtz, of Roland, Iowa, Mark (Judy) Schlorholtz, of Prairie Du Chein, Wisconsin, Mary (Jim) Meggers, of Mason City, Iowa, and Mike (Julie) Schlorholtz, of Ankeny, Iowa; 16 grandchildren: Tom, Heidi, Amy, Andy, Molly, Robyn, Chad, Ben, Cortny, Sara, Jon, Tim, Brooke, Isaac, Veronica, Danielle, Chrissy and Nate; 28 great-grandchildren; sister, Karen Schouten; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd; parents, Robert and Susan; stepfather, Louie Reiff; brothers, Ray, Paul (Irene) and Bob (Judy) Reiff; sisters, Marian Polka and Margaret “Bubbles” Baumhover.

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