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Dori Schwake
April 19, 1952 - May 26, 2017

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. 



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Sheryl Gosse on May 31, 2017 at 12:37 PM said:

Sympathy to Dori's family. Went to OCHS together then re- united our visits 5 years ago when family was at MLP. Always bubbly with a smile on her face! She dearly loved all her family. RIP Dori, see you again someday! You are our special angel in heaven. You know God takes the BEST!!
Charline Schmitt on May 30, 2017 at 4:01 PM said:

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I never knew Dori to not have a smile.
Lyle & Nancy Miller on May 30, 2017 at 5:00 AM said:

Please acept our condolences. May she rest in peace.
Myron Mikita on May 28, 2017 at 1:36 PM said:

My prayers and condolences are with you and your family on the passing of your mother. Even though I did not know her, I'm sure she was a great woman. It is always hard to lose a loved one.

God Bless.

Anonymous on May 27, 2017 at 4:56 PM said:

So very sorry to hear this . She was an amazing person
Joie Zubrod on May 27, 2017 at 2:15 PM said:

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family. Dori was a kind woman, I enjoyed the meetings I had with her at the hospital.
Char Tatro Oelwein, Iowa on May 27, 2017 at 1:47 PM said:

Dori, was one of the most Christian people I personally had ever met!! We worked together for 18 yrs, we had many, many laughs, and yes some tears, and lots of hugs!! I feel when Dori cried, I cried, simply impossible not to, as she had the saddest cry ever!! I know God needed another angel, that's why he wanted Dori!! It would be selfish to want her back, she certainly earned her crown!! Love you Dori, and will continue to think of you every time I make Peanut Butter Fudge, with your favorite recipe!! Forever your friend, Char
DIANNA DOPP BRANDENBURG on May 27, 2017 at 4:11 AM said:

Marsha Wilson on May 26, 2017 at 10:57 PM said:

I am so saddened to hear this. Dori you will be missed deeply. My thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with the family and friends. I am honored to be one of her friends.

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