Doralee “Dori” Schwake, 65, of Oelwein passed away on Friday May 26, 2017. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Tuesday May 30, 2017 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein with a Parish Scripture Service at 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 AM on Wednesday May 31, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Fr. Paul McManus officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein. A memorial fund has been established.
Doralee Mae Schwake was born in Oelwein on April 19, 1952 to parents Raphael and Lydia Gladys (Decker) Schuler. Dori graduated from Oelwein Senior High School with the class of 1970. On September 12, 1970 she was united in marriage with Carl Schwake at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. She was employed in the dietary department at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein for over 20 years. Among the many talents Dori was blessed with were growing her beautiful flower gardens, cooking, baking (especially her pies) and loving her grandchildren. Most important to her was her family.
Left to celebrate Dori’s life are her husband Carl Schwake; her children: Jeremy “JJ” (Sara) Schwake of Atkins, Christal (Scott) Wing of Robins and Justin (Elizabeth) Schwake of Eagle Grove; her grandchildren: Emma and Ethan Schwake, Savannah and Ciera Wing; her brother Ray (Mary) Schuler of Oelwein. She was preceded in death by her parents; her children in infancy: Tiffanie and Christopher Schwake; her sister MaryJo Reisner; her brother Donald Schuler.