Luella Suhr, 87, of Arlington passed away Monday June 22, 2020. Public visitation will be Friday, June 26, 2020 from 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral services will begin at 12:30 PM and will be limited to family members only. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.
Due to state and federal guidelines on gatherings regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing is required. Those in attendance are encouraged to wear a mask.
Luella Rose (Wingert) Suhr was born June 9, 1933 on a farm in rural Raymond, Iowa to parents Joseph and Bertha (Even) Wingert. She attended various country schools east of Waterloo. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Oelwein. On September 27, 1952 she was united in marriage with Arnold Paul Suhr at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. They farmed for four years near Aurora and then for ten years west of Arlington. Luella and Arnold then purchased their farm southwest of Arlington.
Luella was a homemaker and worked on the farm with Arnold. She taught religion classes for 20 years at the Fayette Catholic Church. She belonged to Helpful Homemakers, Catholic Daughters and the Southside Community Clubs.
Left to celebrate Luella’s life are her children: Maxine (Rick) Wahls, David (Renee) Suhr, John (Sue) Suhr and Marie Suhr; her grandchildren: Nathan (Nagisa) Wahls, Naomi Wahls, Ryan (Amanda) Suhr, Kyle (Sarah) Suhr, Jonathan (Angie) Suhr, Jenny (Ray) Williams, Justin (Lexi) Suhr, Jordan Suhr, Jessica Suhr, Jeannie Suhr, Jaydon Suhr, and six step-grandchildren; her great-grandchildren: Olivia and Eva Suhr, Noah and Destiny Williams, Leon Wahls and Axel Suhr; her brother Joe (Phyllis) Wingert; her sisters: Margaret (Lee) Wayson and Bertha Scheckel.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her grandchildren: Jeremy Suhr and Jamie Suhr; her brothers: Pete, Roman and Francis Wingert.