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Irene S. Schuh

Irene S. Schuh

Irene S. Schuh, age 97 of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Oakwood Health Services in Altoona. She was at the table waiting for her dinner when she passed, we guess Irene had decided she had waited long enough for her heavenly banquet.

Irene was born on July 3, 1921 to John and Dora (Bauer) Komro. She grew up in the Town of Lima and attended Ducham Country School and Sacred Heart School in Lima. Irene married the neighbor boy Leo F. Schuh on May 2, 1938 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lima. They were married almost 74 years when Leo passed away in January of 2012. Together they worked on their dairy farm, where they raised their five children. Irene loved her faith, children, flowers and all animals especially cats and dogs. She was the type of cook who, when explaining her recipe would say, “add a dab of this” or “a pinch of that.”

Irene is survived by her children; Nadine Schuh of Rock Falls, Terry (Linda) of Altoona and Renee Schuh of Rock Falls, 16 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, son-in-law, Arnold Risler of Mondovi, sisters-in-law, Lorraine Komro of Durand, Jean Weldon of Plum City and Irene Eide of Illinois, family friend; Barb Potts of Chippewa Falls, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Leo, one daughter Valerie Risler, one son; Adrian, six sisters and two brothers.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Oakwood Health Services who have cared for Irene for the past six years.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday February 27, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rock Falls with Rev. Joseph C. Nakwah officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church on Wednesday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Shirley Smith

    So sorry for your loss, but they are always with us in our hearts.
    God Bless.

  2. Annette and Daniel Schwab

    Our sincere offer of condolences to all the family of Aunt Irene. We intended to attend the Funeral mass and extend our wishes in person but the winter weather created bad road conditions. Be assured of our prayers for you as you adjust to this huge loss in your lives.

  3. Helen Feeney

    My prayers for all your family for the loss of “Mom”..
    My intentions were to attend the funeral.
    These weather conditions are not the best for traveling!!!!
    Please know I will keep “Aunt Irene “ in my prayers !

  4. Sister Marianna Ableidinger

    Dear Nadine, Terry and Renee,
    I want to express my sympathy to you upon the death of your mother and my aunt, Irene. She was always a gracious lady and lovely to talk to. I am not sure I will be able to attend the funeral. Sympathy. May Irene rest in peace. Sister Marianna

  5. Deanna Rippley

    When I was growing up, our family would visit your family. My mother, Emma Schlosser (Ivan) was a sister to Leo. I remember your swing had metal rods rather than chains so the swing would go completely around with the rider upside down at the top of the arc. Leo and Irene's wedding picture I thought was so beautiful, I had the same bouquet (calla lilies) at my wedding as your mother had at hers.

  6. Gordon & LaVina Gifford

    Sorry to hear you lost your mother. Remembering her as a quiet and very gentle lady. Thinking too of Valerie and Adrian, her children we were the most acquainted with. We have you all in our prayers at this time.

    Gordy is recovering from shoulder surgery and we are unable to attend Aunt Irene's funeral due to his travel restrictions.

    Nice obituary and lovely picture. Exactly as I remember her.

  7. Barbara Snoddy and Bob Carli

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I will miss all the pictures of her that Nadine posted on Facebook. Our sincerest condolences.

  8. John judy Parr

    Wow hugs to all take care


    So sorry to hear of Aunt Irene’s passing but also rejoicing for her. Please know that we have all of you in our prayers and hearts. I remember her as a soft spoken and gentle soul.
    We are in Arizona for the winter and are unable to share this time with you.


    In loving memory of our grandma who will forever be in our hearts. We know you are reunited with grandpa and the rest of your family at peace. Shine your light on us and be our guardian angel. We love you and will cherish our memories of your loving kindness and touch. xoxo Sharon & Savannah

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