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Jennifer D. Schlumbohm
October 22, 1964 - June 13, 2012


Jennifer (Jenny) Schlumbohm died peacefully surrounded by her family June 13, 2012 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

A celebration service of Jenny’s life will be Saturday, June 16 at 2:00 P.M. at Geilenfeld Funeral Home, Oelwein, IA.  Private interment will take place at a later date.


Jennifer Doreen Schlumbohm was born October 22 1964 to John E. L. Schlumbohm and Karen Engen Schlumbohm in Waterloo, Iowa.  She attended public school and graduated from the Antes Center in West Union, Iowa in 1985.  She worked at Goodwill Industries in Oelwein for many years.  In 1997 she established residency at ALC Curtis House in Oelwein, where she lived until her death.

 Jenny enjoyed her life caring and sharing with her family and friends.  Jenny never met a stranger! She always held out her hand and said, “Hi, I’m Jenny!”  She loved being able to live independently at Curtis House with her housemates and staff who also became family to her.  She enjoyed bowling, Special Olympics, family events, dances, parties for special occasions, and Dr. Pepper!

 She is survived by her parents  John and Karen, Decorah, brother and family , Michael, Sue, Megan, and Nicholas,  Waverly, sister and family, Kathleen Bell, Bart, and Emma Grimes, and sister Kirsten ”Doreen” Cox, Des Moines.   She is also survived by her uncle and aunt Duane and Lanette Schlumbohm, Ranger, Texas; aunt and uncle Patricia and Steven Baker,  Plainfield, Illinois;  Pat Engen, Beloit, Wisconsin; and cousins.

 She was preceded in death by her sister Margret Anne Schlumbohm; grandparents Melvin and Doris Engen; Grandmother Margretta Schlumbohm.



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deb on June 16, 2012 at 8:06 AM said:

In life, God doesn't give you people you want. Instead he gives you the people you need, to teach you, to love you, to trust you, to hurt you and to mold you into the person you should be. Thank you for allowing us to be in "Miss Jenny's" classroom.
Elizabeth Engen on June 16, 2012 at 3:46 AM said:

My thoughts are with the entire family. I have such great childhood memories of Jenny on grampa/grandma's farm and I know my dad is taking care of her in heaven. <3 R.I.P.
Mary Burrack on June 15, 2012 at 3:31 PM said:

I was shocked to hear of your loss; Jenny was always
such a happy gal. I enjoyed seeing her where I worked.
It is soooooo hard to lose loved ones but she knew
she was so loved and that is important. May God be with you all at this sad time.
Laura Brown on June 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM said:

I'm very sorry for your family's loss. Looking at her obituary it seems as if she brightened everyone's day. I'm happy that you were able to spend the time with her that you could.
Tricia Small on June 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM said:

I am so sorry for your loss. Its hard to find the words to say but
we are thinking of you and your family. I am saving a big hug
And a lunch date for you Kathy. As much as we want our loved ones
to stay, God had bigger plans for her.
Pat Buenger on June 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM said:

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. My sister Kim Moriarty went to Antes center With Jenny. And I have worked at the bowling center since Jenny started bowling. She always had a smile & a hug for me when she came in.I hope that knowing she loved you all very much & was a very happy young lady brings you comfort in this hard time
chris Oelrich on June 14, 2012 at 10:59 AM said:

Jenny was my friend . i enjoyed bowling with her on thursdays afternoon & talking to her . she will be missed very much .
Susie (Moore) Brockmeyer on June 14, 2012 at 10:19 AM said:

Jenny was a dear friend to us all.She would light up the room with her smile and always stop and talk to me.I graduated with Kathy and our parents were friends.So I have known Jenny for a long time.She was a good friend to my brother Stewart.I was blessed to see her every week at the bowling alley.She enjoyed her time there bowling and visiting with friends! She touched a lot of hearts. She will be great missed by many! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family!! Love You!
Carol Hughes on June 14, 2012 at 8:43 AM said:

Hi Kathy,
It's hard to know what to say, except that I'm thinking of you in friendship and in sympathy. Be encouraged and know that God holds her in his arms. Peace.
Dawn Mann on June 14, 2012 at 8:37 AM said:

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your sister was very special to you and you will always carry that mutual love with you. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
Gretchen Uhlenhake on June 14, 2012 at 8:33 AM said:


My sympathies and prayers to your family during this difficult time. It isn't easy to lose your loved one. Keep your happy memories close.

My prayers,

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