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Elaine Rochholz

October 10, 2010

Elaine Rochholz

Celebration of Life Services:  Saturday, November 13, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the Earlham Friends Church in Earlham, Iowa.  A luncheon will follow the service at the church for family and friends. 

Family burial: Saturday, November 13, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at the Canby Cemetery, north of Fontanelle.

Family Visitaion:  Friday, November 12, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.

Memorials:  To the Elaine Rochholz memorial fund in care of the Steen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 390, Greenfield, Iowa 50849.

Carolyn “Elaine” Rochholz was born on Valentine’s Day Feb. 14, 1934 in Adair County, Iowa, to Charles and Georgia (Howard) Beaman.  She passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010, at the Greenfield Manor at the age of 76.

Elaine, as she was best known by to her family and friends, was born with a twin brother, Carol Wayne Beaman. Carol passed away before the twins were a year old. Elaine was raised in Canby and attended grade school in a country school and then Fontanelle High School from which she graduated in 1953. Elaine then moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where she worked for a short time before being joined in marriage to Glen Rochholz on Nov. 22, 1953 at the Canby Friends Church. To this marriage two sons were born. David in 1954 and Timothy in 1957. Throughout Elaine’s life she and her family made their home in Des Moines, Long Beach, CA, Kansas City, MO, Rochester, MN, Norwalk, IA, Wichita, KS and St. Charles, MO. In 1992, upon their retirement, Elaine and Glen moved to Adair, IA. They resided in Adair until moving into the Greenfield Manor in Jan. 2010.

Throughout most of her adult life Elaine worked in various aspects of the food service industry. Including managing the school lunch programs at Norwalk, IA and Goddard, KS. She also managed cafes in Norwalk and Wichita. Elaine had a very strong work ethic and was extremely organized. She was also a compassionate person who provided guidance for her employees at work and in their personal lives. Elaine was an active member of the Friends Church throughout her life and lived a life that reflected her strong Christian faith. She served on numerous church committees, taught Sunday school and vacation bible school. She also led a church youth group on a mission trip to Tennessee.

Elaine was a sports fan who inherited her love of sports from her father Charlie Beaman. She enjoyed watching her sons and grandchildren compete in various youth sports as well as high school and college wrestling, cross country and track. She was a lifelong fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and loved Iowa Hawkeye wrestling. Elaine, along with her husband Glen and nephew and niece Gary and Lois Roberts traveled throughout the midwest watching the Hawkeye wrestling team compete in dual meets and NCAA national tournaments. Elaine was an immaculate housekeeper and great cook. One dish her family particularly enjoyed was Elaine’s lasagna.

Elaine is survived by: Glen, her husband of 56 years of Greenfield Manor, son David and his wife Lora, Minot, ND; son Timothy and his wife Londa, Eugene, OR; six grandchildren; sister Marjorie Porter, Greenfield; sister-in-law Hazel Gritton, Des Moines; brother-in-law Dean Rochholz, Colorado Springs, CO and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; three brothers, Carol, Howard and Robert and one sister, Pauline Gross.

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