Lynne Sheckles, 81, of rural DeWitt, Iowa, passed away Monday, January 23, 2023
Lynne Sheckles was born December 13, 1941, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, to Frank and Lucy (Weissinger) Koller. She attended Lima Catholic School where she honed her musical talents playing trombone (a 4-time state champion), accordion, piano and organ. After graduation Lynne graduated from and later taught at City School of Cosmetology. Lynne was married to Dale Larson, with whom she had two children. She later married Arley Sheckles at Osceola, Iowa on March 28, 1966. Together they raised 6 children on a farm northwest of DeWitt. Arley preceded her in death on September 5, 2022.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt. A Memorial Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the DeWitt Referral Center in Lynne’s name.
Lynne was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt. She enjoyed driving school bus for 29 years, treasuring every one of her bus “kids.” In addition, Lynne wrote for regional and local publications as an artistic outlet. She was very community minded and volunteered wherever she saw a need. Lynne loved animals (shout out to Trooper), sports, and traveling. She also pursued many artistic talents such as sewing, woodworking, painting, and crafting.
While she had many interests, Lynne’s biggest love was her family, and was always a staunch supporter of her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by children, Cynthia Luster, Harpers Ferry, Fred (Karen) Ortery, Bloomington, Illinois, Sarah Clark, DeWitt, Monty (Julie) Sheckles, Dubuque, Tony (Lynda) Sheckles, Maquoketa, Jay (Nichole) Sheckles, Camargo, Illinois; 13 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Sandy Larson, Connie Walker and Alice (Paul) Schlup; nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, former husband, Dale Larson, and sons-in-law, Chris Luster and Joe Clark.
A special thank you to Hospice of Jackson County and Lynda Sheckles for their outstanding care.
Arrangements are in the care of Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. Condolences may be expressed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com