Lorraine M. Scholbrock

lorraine scholbrock
Lorraine M. Scholbrock, age 85 of New Hampton, Iowa passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehab peacefully surrounded by family and close friends. Lorraine Marie was born on November 2, 1929 to W. Joseph (Joe) and Rose Ann (Bilek) Panoch in Howard County, Iowa. Lorraine had two sisters and five brothers, together they all helped on the family farm. Her primary education was attending the rural school through the eighth grade, while attending school in Cresco she worked as a table waitress at Clemmers Café and the Tower Club. She graduated from Cresco High School in 1948. The summer following graduation Lorraine enrolled at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa, taking the necessary classes to obtain a teaching license. That fall she began her teaching career teaching in country schools in Bassett, North Washington, and Alta Vista. After the reorganization of school districts, she transferred to the New Hampton Community School District where she taught reading for 30 years. In the mean time, she continued attending night classes and summer school and receive her B.S. degree in 1969. On August 17, 1954, she was united in marriage to Marvin J. Scholbrock at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cresco, Iowa, to this union two children were born, Marilee and Joseph. Marvin and Lorraine lived their lives together in the home they purchased following their marriage. After 50 years of marriage, Marvin died on March 17, 2005, Lorraine continued living in their home taking pride in her flowers and enjoying her grandchildren and friends. It was the grandchildren as well as the great-grandchildren that kept Lorraine on her toes, keeping track of their successes and activities. You would often hear her saying “what you learn-is what you earn”. Lorraine enjoyed cooking and was known for her baking of pies. She was proud of the motorcycle licenses she held until her death. Following retirement, she found great pleasure as a substitute teacher, teaching religion classes, and was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She is survived by her children, Marilee (Jr.) Mai, of New Hampton, IA, Joseph Scholbrock both of New Hampton, IA; 7 grandchildren, Travis Mai, Jason Mai, Heather Mai-Roecker, Jayden Schwickerath, Jina Scholbrock, Joey Scholbrock, Jerett Scholbrock; 5 great-grandchildren, Caden, Kinley, Kendall, Rayn, Maxwell, and one on the way; sister Gigi Wollenberg, of Rochester, MN; brothers, Joseph Panoch, of Castalia, IA, Ron Panoch, of Punta Gorda, Fl, Don Panoch, of Fredericksburg, IA, Ray Panoch, of New Hampton, IA, and several nieces and nephews. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, husband Marvin, sister Rose Marie Blong, brother, Leland Panoch, sister-in-law, Jane Panoch, brother-in-laws, Norman Wollenberg, Dainel Scholbrock, Verlyn Scholbrock, and nephew Craig Schobrock.

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  1. Marilee , Hold tight the good memories of your mom, they will guide you in the next days. Your mom was one of kind , always enjoyed visiting with her in your shop.

  2. Marilee and Joe ~ we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Lorraine. She and your dad have been reunited and are specials angels that will be watching over you. Keep all your fond memories close to your heart, they will help you get through this difficult time. The memories will live on forever.

  3. Marilee and Joe………..I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a great lady and I liked her from the first time I meet her. I shall always have great memories of the time spent with your family.

  4. Marilee, I know you are going to miss your mom tremendously, but always remember she will always be in your heart, she is not in pain anymore and she will be watching over you. My heart goes out to you and the whole family. Your family are all in my thoughts and prayers!!!

  5. Marilee,Joe & families, our sympathy and prayers to all of you. I really enjoyed visiting with your mom. May she now rest in peace. Merle & Karen

  6. Mom will be greatly missed by all! She was quite a lady. Cherish all of those memories!

  7. My sympathies to the families of Lorraine. I always enjoyed when she came into the shop to get towels. She will be missed.

  8. My sympathy to the entire family on Lorraine’s passing. Lorraine and I worked together for a long time and she will live forever in my memory.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lorraine’s family. Always enjoyed visiting and hearing about
    school days she shared with my aunt, they are now having some good together. Larry & Marcia

  10. So sorry for your loss. I know you have a lot of great memories of your time with your mom to cherish.🙏🙏

  11. Marilee , Joe and family. So sorry to hear of your great loss. She will always have a special memory in my heart, especially when I try and bake pies and oyster stew! Very nice person that I always enjoyed seeing her and her family. Sending you prayers and blessings at this difficult time.

  12. Marilee and family: Your dear mom is now fully healed and at peace now in her heavenly home with our loving God. May God’s love and peace be with all of you.

  13. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are sent to all. I will cherish the long talks I had with her. Good memories. Stay strong & holler if you need ANYTHING, Marilee. ((Hug))

  14. I am sending you prayers of strength at this time. I am glad you we able to spend so much time these last months. You will have these memories to hold on to tightly.

  15. Marilee and Joe, thoughts and prayers are going your way. So sorry about your moms passing. We will be thinking of you guys. Paul and Colleen

  16. So sorry to hear of Lorraine’s passing. It is hard to let them go but good to see them at peace. Nice for you Marilee that you could spend so much time together. Love and prayers to all of you. Todd and Jolene Roecker

  17. Marilee and Joe,
    Our thoughts to you and your entire family. She was quite a lady, and her children and grandkids were her treasures. Never one to not let you know what she thought. She will have things straightened out inside the Pearly Gates real quick!
    Bob and Brenda Rausch

  18. Marlilee, Joe and families:
    We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Keep her memories close to your hearts.
    Bob and Cyndy Weiglein

  19. My condolences to Marilee and Joe. I knew your mother for just a short time but she left a lasting impression on me. It was a privilege to care for her during her last days. A very special lady. She will be with you forever.

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