Luva Mae Mohrfeld

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Luva Mae Mohrfeld, age 80, of Elma, IA died Sunday, May 22, 2011 at her home in Elma. Luva Mae Mohrfeld was born on August 8, 1930 to Howard and Hazel Gue in Elma, IA. She attended Immaculate Conception School, graduating in 1948. On August 21, 1948, Luva Mae was united in marriage to Leroy Mohrfeld at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma. The couple made their home in Elma where they raised their three daughters. Luva Mae drove school bus for Howard-Winneshiek School District for 20 years. She assisted her husband with his business. Luva Mae enjoyed baking, trying new recipes, golfing and getting together with friends for bridge. She was a member of Immaculate Conceptions Church in Elma, Red Hat Society, Bridge Club, as well as the Chat and Question Club. Luva Mae is survived by her loving husband, Leroy of Elma; their daughters, Linda Mohrfeld (Linda Barnes) of Las Vegas, NV, LuRae Mohrfeld of Alta Vista and Laureen (Kendell) Van of Grape Vine, TX; their grandson, Joey Barnes of Las Vegas, NV; her step-sister, Mary Ellen McGrath of Roseville, MN and her step-brother, Carl Richmond both of Paynesville, MN. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Ernestine and her adoptive father, Edmond Richmond. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the family. Cemetery: Interment will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery at Elma. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 pm with a 6:00 pm Scriptural Wake Service on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, IA. Visitation will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Friday. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30am Friday, May 27, 2011 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma with Father Ray Atwood celebrating.

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  1. My deepest sympathies, my memories of Luva are nothing but dear to me. She was a very special lady.

  2. all our sympathy to the family Luva loved so much, I have many, many memories over the past 80 years—cant get them all on this note. Rest in peace, Luva

  3. I was so saddened to hear of Luvas passing. I have many fond memories of being her neighbor for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with all your family.

  4. Our sympathy to the family of Luva.
    I have some fond memories of times in Elma with Luva always laughing.


    Louise (Meirick) and Donn Harris

  5. Sondra and I were saddened to hear of Luva’s passing. She was a remarkable neighbor and a lot of fun. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mort and the whole family.

  6. Expressing our condolences to the family of Luvas Morfeld. We remember her from our winter visits to View Point RV and Golf Resort at East Mesa, AZ. We had winter homes across the streets from each other.
    Our thoughts are with her family at this time.

  7. Linda – LuRae – Laurie My sincere sympathy in the passing of your Mother – Elma will never be the same without Luva Mae, she will be missed by all – she definitely left many of us with memories and laughter – what a Gal ! – Unfortunately I will be out of state and not around to see her off – Peace with you My Friend!!! Give Mortie a big Hug

  8. Luva and all the Mohrfeld’s have been so much a part of our life growing up in Elma. Our love and sympathy to all of the Mohrfeld family. Love, Ann and Pat Loftus and boys

  9. My sincere sympathy to the Mohrfeld Family. She was a wonderful community member, wife, and mother. When she put her mind to something, nothing could stop her.

    Luva could be counted on to get the job done. I remember well her driving bus. She had law and order, made that bus move and she got that bus to its destination on time. The kids knew that you did not mess with Luva if she was your driver!

    She was a great lady and she was always a lot of fun. May God bless all of you in this time of sorrow but know that she did make a difference in a good way to all of us!

  10. Mort and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Luva, she was one of the greatest. Cherish the memories. Our deepest sympathy.

  11. Mort and girls, We are very sorry for the loss of your loved one-life won’t be the same. Our sympathy to all of you.

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will always have fond memories of laughter shared with Luva.
    Tom & Sandy

  13. To the Mohrfeld family – I am so sorry and was so saddened to read about Luva’s passing. She was one in a million and the world was better for it. God bless you all.

  14. We have so many memories of Luva. She was such an outgoing person who was so easy to like. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  15. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Luva was someone who always was the life of the room. I grew up in Elma and she was someone who I have known since I can remember, always keeping an eye on us kids and making sure no one was as she said “up to no good”. I will miss her but I know she is up there watching down on everyone.

  16. I Will always remember what a caring, good, brave bus driver she was. I think that she helped my sister get her drivers license. She was a good lady!!!
    Joyce O’Donnell Ives

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