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Lois Wynette Schenkelberg

Lois Wynette Schenkelberg died Sunday, June 9, 2002. She was 79.

She was born in Newell, Iowa, on Sept. 24, 1922.

She married Elmer Schenkelberg on Dec. 29, 1941, and lived in Dunlap, Iowa, until February 1959.

They moved to Glenwood Springs, Colo., where she had the full-time job of being a homemaker and raising six children. She was divorced in 1963 and went to work for US West in 1967.

In 1981, she moved to Grand Junction, Colo., and continued to work for US West until her retirement in 1983. Following this, she worked for RSVP for the next 10 years. She returned to Glenwood Springs in 1998.

She enjoyed her family and her grandchildren.

She liked doing hand work to give to others and playing bingo for chocolate.

She was preceded in death by her sons Richard Lee and Robert Kevin Schenkelberg.

She is survived by children Barry Gene Schenkelberg, of Santa Clarita, Calif., Carolyn (Nikki) Pressler, of Glenwood Springs; Michael Keith Schenkelberg, of Aspen, Colo., and Loriann Louise and son-in-law Michael, of Portland, Ore. She had nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Roaring Fork Hospice or Glen Valley Care Center Activity Fund.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs. Burial will follow at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs.


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