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.