Jola Ann Schwinn, 83, of Sheboygan Falls and formerly of Kohler, passed away Friday morning, March 7, 2014, at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

Jola was born Sept. 19, 1930, in the town of Rhine, daughter of Elmer and Norma (Mayer) Anhalt. She was a 1948 graduate of Kiel High School.

On May 20, 1950, she married John Kolb.

On Nov. 15, 1975, she married Gerald Schwinn in Sheboygan. Gerald passed away April 11, 2006.

Jola was employed with Acuity Insurance for 19 years until her retirement in 1993.

Jola was a member of Grace UCC in Kohler.

She enjoyed bowling, senior dartball, gardening, flowers, reading, puzzles, and golf.

Jola is survived by her daughter, Lorilee Isom of Spartanburg, S.C.; her two sons, Steven (Alice) Kolb of De Pere and Michael Kolb of Cleveland; seven grandchildren, John Michael Isom, Nicholas Isom, Sara (Adam) Janssen, Rachel and Matt (Sarah) Kolb, Adam and Jordan Kolb; and two great-grandchildren, Hailey and Connor Janssen. She is also survived by Marcia Kolb of Kiel and Ann Schwinn of Madison; two sisters-in-law, Rosemary Bushmann of Sheboygan and Arlene (Terry) Held of Kiel; five brothers-in-law, Martin (Elaine) Lefeber of Malone, Charles (Marie) Schwinn of Howards Grove, James (Julie) Schwinn of Sheboygan, Leonard Schwinn of Howards Grove and Charles (Ruth Ann) Kolb of Sheboygan; two stepdaughters, Ramona (Larry) Ramey of Cleveland and Suzanne (David) Majerus of Sheboygan Falls; three stepsons, Keith (Drema) Schwinn of Cleveland, Va., Neil (Sharon) Schwinn of Kiel and Jeffrey (Kathleen) Schwinn of Howards Grove; step grandchildren and stepgreat grandchildren. She is also survived by her loving partner, Kenneth Olm, and his children, Randy (Barb) Olm and Rosemary (Carl) Mueller, and their families.

Jola was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Gerald; her parents; her daughter, Vicki Lynn Kolb, and one sister, Darlene Lefeber.

Funeral services to celebrate Jola’s life were held Sunday afternoon, March 9, at the Wenig Funeral Home, Sheboygan Falls, with the Rev. Tom Schroeder officiating. Entombment took place at Gardens of Peace Mausoleum in the town of Sheboygan.

A memorial fund has been established in Jola’s name for ALS.

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The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting Jola’s family with arrangements.

Jola’s family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Comfort Keepers and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

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