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Leola “Lee” Wacha

August 29, 2011
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
Leola “Lee” Wacha, 85, Tama, passed away on Aug. 27, 2011, at the Iowa River Hospice House surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tama. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Memorials may be directed to the Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown. Mitchell Family funeral Home is caring for Leola and her family. Leola Darlene Schroeder was born on May 16, 1926, in her parents’ home in rural Tama County. She was the daughter of Louis and Freida (Wagner) Schroeder. Leola attended school in Tama graduating with the class of 1944. On Sept. 23, 1948, she was united in marriage to Wayne Charles Wacha in the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They had farmed east of Toledo in Tama County. Lee moved in to Tama in 1979. In the earlier years she had worked for General Telephone as a telephone operator, she then was a homemaker for a number of years and then worked for Pioneer for 16 years, cooked at Tama County Home for 16 years and then retired as a cook at South Tama Schools. Lee was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tama, a member of the Eagles, the Legion and the Toledo Garden Club. Lee enjoyed music and dancing, quilting, she had made quilts for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she also enjoyed word search puzzles, cooking and watching Lawrence Welk and her game shows. She will be remembered for her great courage and strength through adversity. Left to cherish her memory are her children; Richard (Judith) Wacha, Hudson, David (Deborah) Wacha, Toledo, Susan (Gary) Schneider. Guttenberg, Iowa, Sharon (Michael) Warden, Cedar Rapids, and Douglas (Claire Shefchik),Tama, her grandchildren, Jennifer, Steven, Kelly, Amy, Andy, Trisha, Jason and Louis and 11 great-grandchildren, a brother, Calvin Schroeder, brother-in-law Melvin Hamilton and sister-in law Delia Ann Schroeder and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Leola was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Freida, her husband Wayne in 1975, a brother Carl, a sister Marlene Hamilton and a grandson Wayne Wacha.

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