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HAWARDEN, IOWA – Lois J. Torwelle, 89, of Hawarden, formerly of Ireton, Iowa, died on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ireton, Iowa with Rev. Michael Boothby officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton. The Porter Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com. The family requests memorials be directed to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or the EMS or Fire Departments of Ireton or Hawarden.
Lois J. Torwelle was born July 15, 1928 to Frank and Clara (Winterfeld) Schlumbohm near Hawarden, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church rural Sioux Center, Iowa. Lois attended rural school in Eagle Township and then attended Hawarden High School graduating in 1946.
She was employed at Schoeneman’s Lumber Company in Hawarden. On April 10, 1949 she was united in marriage to William Torwelle at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden. They farmed northeast of Hawarden, later moved to Sioux City, Iowa and then to Ireton, Iowa. After the death of her husband she moved to Hawarden.
Lois was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ireton.
The couple spent several winters in Arizona. Lois liked traveling and enjoyed riding around viewing the country side. She also enjoyed doing needlework and reading.
She is survived by a sister, Arlene Benson of Hawarden; nieces and nephew, Lisa Bennett of Boise, Idaho, Sharon Busch of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Linda Ferguson of Carlsbad, California, Gloria Hartmann of Cleveland, Missouri, Joannie Hartmann of Waddell, Arizona, Marty Hartmann of Phoenix, Arizona, Paula McClurkin of Henderson, Nevada, and Janet Schmieding of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband William.
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