In Memory of

Lois I. Buttolph

January 2, 1924 - February 19, 2019
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Lois I. Buttolph 95, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran & Presbyterian Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor James Hoover Mossman officiating.  Burial will be at Cedar Cemetery in Fonda. 

*****************Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Church until service time.*********************

     Lois is survived by her children, Roger Buttolph of Auburn, WA, Linda Rohrick of Des Moines, and Rex “Duf” (Marty) Buttolph of Sioux Falls, SD; two grandsons, Lance Buttolph, and Jeff Rohrick; one great-grandchild, Sydney Buttolph; and other relatives and friends. 
     Lois was preceded in death by her husband Lyle; daughter Roxene; her parents, Grover and Clara Rosenberger Passow; son-in-law Dick Rohrick; daughter-in-law Catherine Buttolph; and grandson Kyle Buttolph.

     Lois Irene Passow Buttolph was born January 2, 1924 on a farm west of Lytton, Iowa.  She attended Williams Township country school and graduated from Pomeroy High School, with the Class of 1941.  On January 25, 1942 she was united in marriage to Lyle A. Buttolph at Pomeroy.  The couple farmed in the Fonda area until moving to a farm west of Rockwell City in Twin Lakes Township.  Lois furthered her education and graduated from Fort Dodge Beauty Academy in 1958.  She established Lois’ Beauty Shop in Rockwell City, and also a beauty shop at Sunnyview Independent Living, until her retirement in 1982. In 2002, they made their permanent residence at their lake home at North Twin Lakes.  Lyle passed away in 2009. In 2018, Lois became a resident of Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy.  Lois was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran & Presbyterian Church, and Rockwell City Lion’s Club.  She was instrumental along with her husband Lyle and helped establish the Rockwell City RV Park.  Lois was a committed volunteer, earning the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Award, and was recognized nationally for her volunteer work with Good Sam’s Camping Club.  She was proud to have knitted over 640 baby caps for the Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, and also knitted caps for the disabled. Lois was a 30-year Hospice Volunteer and was recognized with the 1990 Volunteer of the Year award.  She enjoyed traveling, camping, dancing, knitting, and playing cards.

Funeral Services
11:00 a.m. - Monday
February 25, 2019
St. Paul's Lutheran & Presbyterian Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Pastor James Hoover Mossman

Jeff Rohrick
Lance Buttolph
Ed Lindsey
Rex Hartwig
Shelly Hartwig
Clayton Reynolds
Tonya Reynolds
Tracy Furrow

Honorary Casket Bearers
Tami Bingham
Jerry Tannehill
Jimmy VanScoy
Joe Powers
Jack Bartels

********Visitation has been rescheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25,
at the Church unitl service time.*************
Organist - David Ahlrichs
Soloist - Ronald Frerichs
Cedar Cemetery
Fonda, Iowa


Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 12:57 PM
“Roger, Linda, and Duf, so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a great friend and always had a smile! She will be missed by many. We are thinking of you. God Bless. 🙏🙏🙏”
- Martin and Peggy Hildreth

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 8:33 PM
“RIP Lois. Was blessed to have gotten to spend some time around her while she was at Sunny Knoll. She will be missed”
- Marilyn Thompson

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:36 PM
“Sorry for your loss Duffy we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers ”
- Gene Feldhans

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 4:09 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with Lois's family.”
- Mary Moriarty Bartholomew

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 2:03 PM
“Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with Lois' family at this time.”
- Ron and Kathy Lyle

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 1:15 PM
“Lois was the 1st person I worked for after graduating from ‘beauty’ school. She was beautiful (always) and a great person too. RIP Lois. ”
- Dee & Greg Lange

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:50 AM
“Lois was such a sweet lady and a great companion to my mom, Frances Pritchard. They were so active in Good Sams and elsewhere; always on the go and doing something good for someone. God Bless.”
- Gary Ramthun

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:34 AM
“A very distinguished and nice lady. A blessing to all who knew her. Thoughts and prayers to her family.”
- Jolene Rasty

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 9:17 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to Lois’s family.
So many wonderful memories are flooding my mind. Our families spent countless hours together, the stories I could tell. From learning how to play cards, to watching them all dance to Lois fixing my Nana’s hair, so many smiles we all shared. She is loved by many, will be deeply missed. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers, sending our love.
Kim Fouts and all of Lester and Liz Fouts’ grandchildren. ”
- Kim Fouts

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:44 PM
“So sorry to hear of Lois’s passing. I have many fond memories of her. Holding you close in prayer. Bill and Julie Hiler”
- Bill and Julie Hiler

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:12 PM
“Remembering fondly Lois and Lyle. My condolences to the family. ”
- Karen Krug Vosberg Osborne

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 4:30 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this time. Have comfort in that Lois is in the comfort of our lord and probably trying to find a worthy card player or two. My dad and Lois spent some quality time together, going on memorable road trips to favorite eatin' spots to the many dance halls they enjoyed. My dad will miss the time they had together. Lois was a beautiful and gracious lady. By the grace of God may she rest in peace!”
- The Joe Powers family; Jack, Mary Sue, Pat & Lorrie

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 4:30 PM
“Am sending prayers for Lois's family and all her friends. She made a positive impact on so many lives. She always asked about my son and was genuinely interested in what was going on in our lives. Throughout the years, she blessed my family with her handmade afghans, stocking caps, and rugs. Am blessed I got to spend time with her in December at the Christmas party at Accura Healthcare. Peace, prayers, and blessings. ”
- Lorrie Powers

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 2:47 PM
“To family and friends of Lois, Lois is a Beautiful Person Inside and Out, with a heart of gold, I enjoyed when she talked about her family, her past, and likes,especially her beauty shop, and watching Lawrence Welk with her, She will be sadly missed, I enjoyed helping her at the nursing home.”
- Gordon Johnson

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 12:55 PM
“My deepest sympathy to Linda and her family in the loss of their Mother. ”
- Barbara Johnson Vander Linden

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 12:55 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Lois was a classy and wonderful woman! ”
- Dennis & Linda Ramthun

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 5:58 PM
“We send prayers & sympathy to Lois’s family. Loved playing cards with her for many years. She was such a strong, friendly & loving lady. ”
- Bill & Fran Lawson

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