Beulah Schelle

Beulah Lou Schelle was born on Feb. 4, 1939 with her twin sister Rosa Sue, in Longrun, Mo., to parents William McKinley and Nora Jane (Hampton) Simpson. She was the youngest of 12 children, which included two sets of twins. 

On Sept. 19, 1964, Beulah was united in marriage to James Schelle.  Joining this unity of marriage were Beulah’s three sons, followed by the birth of three additional children. They made their home and raised their children on an acreage near Early. Beulah worked at various jobs throughout her life but cooking was her passion, whether it be at a restaurant or for her family.

Beulah liked to be outside and stay active. She enjoyed going for walks, biking, gardening, reading and photography. Beulah will be remembered for her many beautiful flower beds, candy apple pie, fried chicken and homemade chicken noodle soup. Her most important role in her life was being a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Beulah’s radiant smile, contagious laugh and cheerful nature made her many friends throughout her lifetime. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her. 

Beulah Lou Schelle, 79, of Early passed away at her home on Saturday, June 23, 2018. 

Those left to cherish many wonderful memories include her husband of 53 years, James Schelle of Early; six children: Ronnie (Sue) Loggins of Early; Mike Loggins of New Mexico; Jerry Loggins of Fort Dodge; Tina (Joel) Williams of Sac City; Timmy (Brenda) Schelle of Webster City; Linè Schelle of Sac City; 19 grandchildren: Jamie (Charlie) Evans, Trish (Marty) Radke, Lindsey (Travis) McCarty, Beth (Rick) Shea, Tausha (Richard Duran) Lee, Christina Marquez, Seth Loggins, Felisha (Pete) Schmitz, Ashlee (AJ) Beyer, Breanna Rardin, Emily Beck, Elizabeth Beck, Zachary (Jill) Williams, Jacob Williams, Wade (Mallory) Williams, Zach Smith, Holly (Cliff Kozerski) Schelle, Justin (Lani) Schelle, Tanner Schelle; 20 great-grandchildren: Owen, Cole, Samuel, Marshall, Nathanael, Rion, Jaxson, Gabriel, Peyton, Gracey, Liam, Deegan, Boston, Amelia, Harrison, Alexander, Jameson, Emma, Cheyenne and Archer.

Beulah was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters; three brothers; and mother and father-in-law. 

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, June 27, at First Christian Church in Sac City with Pastor Dawn Freese officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Farber & Otteman Funeral Home of Sac City is in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be directed to: Loring Hospital 211 Highland Ave, Sac City, IA 50583 or Trinity Cancer Center 802 Kenyon Road, Fort Dodge, IA 50501.