Julia Tallman

Julia Tallman


Julia Elizabeth (Schaufenbuel) Tallman, 97, of Oelwein, Iowa passed away on Monday morning, October 5, 2020 with her three children at her bedside at the Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah, Iowa.

Mass of Christian Burial:  Funeral Mass is for the immediate family only.  The Funeral Mass will be recorded and posted on the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home website and facebook page following the service.Rev. Ray Atwood will officiate.

Interment:  Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein, Iowa.

Condolences may be sent to: Carol Stoker, 3306 State Highway 9, Cresco, Iowa 52136.

Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com

Julia was born on July 10, 1923 at rural St. Lucas, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph & Anna (Langreck) Schaufenbuel.  She graduated from St. Lucas High School in 1941 and from the Columbus Hospital in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 with a degree in nursing.  

She served as a cadet nurse at Battle Creek, Michigan for injured Navy World War II Veterans.  Julia worked at the New Hampton Hospital and then for Dr. Hess in West Union.  

Julia married John Joseph Tallman on October 21, 1946 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in St. Lucas.  They lived in Dubuque for 5 years and moved to Oelwein in 1952.  Julia raised her children and began work at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein in 1960 and worked there until 1989.  She worked for Dr. Anthony Leo in Oelwein from 1990 to 2006.  

In addition to working as a nurse, Julia loved watching Johnny Carson while crocheting blankets, capes, animals, pillows and afghans for her family and friends.  She was an excellent cook and baker and her family always chose to celebrate holidays at her home.  She loved writing and sending cards to anyone who needed words of encouragement.  And, she enjoyed reading books about public figures.  Julia was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church & Rosary Society, Oelwein.  Her last 10 years were spent at the Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah, Iowa.

Julia’s family includes:  

2 Daughters:  Carol (Robert) Stoker of Cresco & Charlene (Bernard) McMahon of Enola, Pennsylvania;

Son:  Michael (Laurie) Tallman of Castalia; Close Friend: Dr. Anthony Leo of Oelwein; 13 Grandchildren:  Melinda (Adam) Jones and JoDee (Scott) Sondgeroth,  Tony, Benjamin (Gisele) and Lindsay Tallman; Jimmy (Chong)    LaFemina, Ted (Debbie) LaFemina, Patricia (Bryan) McClain; Catherine (Daniel) Tucker and Susan (Chuck) Smith; Blake (Connie) Schultz, Kari (Mike) Bossom, Kirstin (Ryan) Doughan; 14 Great Grandchildren:  Delaney and Dylan Sondgeroth, Vincent and Vivian Tallman; Logan and Marissa Schultz, Tyler, Kalli, Koal and Ashli Bossom, Kyra, Avery, Kenzie and Jace Doughan.

Julia is preceded in death by her parents, husband: John on November 7, 1971,

3 daughters at birth, Susan Frances and twin daughters: Cynthia Kaye and Christe Lee; 5 brothers:  Tony, Henry, Leo (Elizabeth), Ben (Elizabeth) & William (Marie) Schaufenbuel and 3 sisters:  Sister Johanna, Frances (Nick) Kuennen and Marian (Leander) Stammeyer.



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