Lou Eva H. Schmahl

Lou Eva H. Schmahl, age 83, entered the other side of eternity with joy to be with Jesus her Savior on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan. She was surrounded in her final days by her family and friends.

Lou Eva was born on December 12, 1934 in the town of Rhine, to the late Raymond and Ella (Schneider) Horneck. She was a graduate of Elkhart Lake High School with the class of 1952. On August 22, 1953 she married Lloyd N. Schmahl at St. Peter’s U.C.C. in the Town of Rhine, he preceded her in death on January 7, 1990. Lou Eva was a very faithful member of First Baptist Church in Kiel. You could always find her in church during every service where she served by playing the piano and organ during services as well as singing solos. Lou Eva enjoyed scrapbooking, writing, family history, crocheting, gardening and music. She was known to many for her poetry and stories of Those Bygone Days which were published in the local newspapers. She served Christian missions by sewing baby quilts for the mission outreaches in Bangladesh with her church group. Her trips with Lloyd to the Philippines created many friends and memories that she cherished throughout her years. Her grandchildren will always remember the times she spent with them inspiring them to imagination by playing dress up, restaurant, and newspaper reporter to name but a few.

She is survived by her two sons: Rodney (Cynthia) Schmahl and Robin (Becky) Schmahl; six grandchildren: Tyler (Gretchen) Schmahl, Lena (Jim) Kiel, Cameron (Kailyn) Schmahl, Tessa (Luke) Farley, Jasmine (Fiance, Eric Ditter) and Vashti Schmahl; 11 greatgrandchildren: Kaeley, Gavin, Micah and Addison Schmahl; Claire, Parker, Garin and Miles Kiel; Isaias and Makenna Schmahl; and Charis Farley; one brother and one sister: Carl (Mabel) Horneck and Jean (Robert) Schiellack. Lou Eva is further survived by two sisters-in-law: Shirley Horneck and Betty Jung, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers and sisters-in law, Allen (Bernice) and Elton (Mae) Horneck.

Funeral Services for Lou Eva will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, March 16, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Kiel (1275 Teckla Place). Officiating at the service will be Pastor Steve Schultz with burial to follow at Trinity Cemetery, Town of Rhine.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday evening, March 15, 2018 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM at First Baptist Church. Visitation will continue on Friday morning from 10:00AM until the time of service at 11:00AM.

A memorial fund will be established in Lou Eva’s name.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at St. Nicholas Hospital as well as St. Nicholas Hospice for all of the care and compassion shown to their mom.

Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, Kiel is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.


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