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Quernheim Funeral Home
Friday January 7th, 2022
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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St. Paul United Church of Christ (Waterloo)
Saturday January 8th, 2022
10:00am - 10:45am

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St. Paul United Church of Christ (Waterloo)
Saturday January 8th, 2022

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Marlou J. Schewe

Marlou J. Schewe, 84, of Waterloo, IL, died January 3, 2022, in St. Louis, MO. She was born February 4, 1937, in Waterloo, IL.

She is survived by her brother Ronald (Joy) Schewe; nephew Cecil Frazier; aunt Lucille Schewe; godchildren Donna Nielsen and Lynn Mulderig; along with many cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents William H. & Luella (nee Mueller) Schewe Jr.; sister Nancy L. (Bill) Frazier; and brother-in-law Bill Frazier.

Marlou was born and raised on the family farm outside of Waterloo, IL. Upon graduating from high school, she entered the work force as a secretary for Monroe Service Company, a branch of FS. After 37 years of serving, she retired. At that, time she became actively involved in volunteering at Oak Hill Nursing Home. She was a member of St. Paul UCC in Waterloo and enjoyed singing in the choir. She also volunteered in the kitchen serving at funerals and other functions.

Never having married, Marlou became a special care taker for her immediate family, for her parents and then for her sister, borther-in-law, and aunt. her love for people was genuine, the people around her knew that well. Scripture says we need to put others ahead of ourselves - Marlou's life displayed that.

She was an avid Cardinals fan and in her younger days had bought season tickets that placed her right in the middle of the World Series in 82', 85', and 87'. She also loved hockey and was so excited to see the first Blues Stanley Cup. By the way, she had a strong opinion on how well or how poorly her team was doing and she let you know, especially if you asked.

In early 2016, she had a stroke that limited her right arm from its natural function. That's when so many of her card playing friends stepped up and helped her to enjoy the remaining 5 years of her life. I'm sure Marlou would like to thank all these special friends and neighbors for making her life worthwhile. May her life have brought joy to the Lord.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Donor's Choice

3 PM to 7 PM Friday, January 7, 2022 at Quernheim Funeral Home
10 AM until time of service Saturday at St. Paul United Church of Christ

11 AM Saturday, January 8, 2022 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, IL
Rev. Jeff McCarn officiating
Interment at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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Express my sympathy to Ron and Joy. St. Paul Church will miss Marlou. She was a faithful member of the congregation. Always had a smile and had an outgoing personality.
Also a faithful attendee of the Waterloo Municipal Band Concerts on Tuesday nights. RIP Marlou.

Roger Osterhage Jan 9 2022 11:49 AM

Marlou and I worked together at Monroe Service and then Gateway FS. She and I also bowled together on the P and M Chics team at the old BeeHive. What fun times we had. We always knew how old we were because she was 10 years and 2 days older than me. Blessed to be able to call her my friend. In later years I ran into her at the Training Room where we tried to keep our old bodies moving. God sure got a good one!

Willis and Dorothy Rodenberg Jan 9 2022 1:22 AM

I had the privilege of serving Marlou while I worked at Annbriar Golf Course. She would come play card with friends and eat lunch. She was always so lovely and sweet.
Sending condolences to her loved ones. Sad to see this today!

Sara Lenz Jan 8 2022 10:52 PM

So sorry to hear of the loss of Marlou. She was the most wonderful person. May God grant comfort and peace in the days to come.

Marvin and Carolyn Henry Jan 8 2022 1:55 PM

We give God thanks and praise for welcoming another saint into God's realm we call heaven. Marlou will be missed but the world is better because of her being her with all of us as her friends and relatives. Our prayers are with her family as they sort through all their memories. Ivan and Viv Horn

Ivan & Vivian L. Horn Jan 8 2022 10:21 AM

Marlou always had a smile and a friendly greeting there needs to be more people in the world like her RIP Marlou

Debbie Nobbe Jan 7 2022 6:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlou Schewe

Debbie Nobbe Jan 7 2022 6:40 PM

Prayers are with you. Marlou was such a special person

Ron Wild Jan 6 2022 10:34 AM

Ron and Joy, please accept our deepest sympathy. Marlou was one of the nicest people you'd ever meet ❤️

Charlie and Connie Lutz Jan 5 2022 10:24 AM

We shared wonderful memories together and Marlou was a good friend of mine.

Marlene Salger Jan 4 2022 9:53 PM

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