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Phyllis S. Streff

Phyllis S. Streff, 91 years old, of Alton, IA, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, At Orange City Area Health Systems Hospital in Orange City, IA. 
        Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton with Rev. Paul Eisele officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton.  Visitation will be anytime after 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.  There will be a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.  Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
        Phyllis was born July 21, 1920, at rural Remsen, IA, the daughter of Aloysius &  Magdalen (Scharff) Krier.  She was raised in Remsen on the family farm & attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Remsen.
        She married the love of her life, Clarence Streff of Alton on Feb. 21, 1944 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen.  The couple farmed southeast of Alton until they moved into Alton in 1976.  Clarence died on Sept. 13, 1987 & Phyllis remained in Alton until she became a resident of Long Term Care in Orange City on Oct. 26, 2010.
        Phyllis was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church & St. Mary’s Rosary Society.  Phyllis enjoyed bowling, gardening & preserving, bingo, reading & lively card games.  She was a wonderful baker & pie maker.  A grandchild never went home without a cookie & a hug.
        Survivors include: five daughters & their husbands, Mary Ann & Dale Jobe of Neosho, MO, Patti & Ed Walsh of Sioux City, IA, Jane & Wayne Horkey of Alton, IA, Bev & Marc Thoene of Alton, IA & Miss Betty Streff of Remsen, IA; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one son-in-law, Bill Schroeder & his wife Janys of Kingsley, IA; four sisters-in-law, Viola Krier of Remsen, Phyl Streff of Sauk Centre, MN, Mary Ann Streff of Slayton, MN & Marie Streff of Sheldon, IA; numerous nieces & nephews.
        Preceded by: her parents, a daughter, Marge Schroeder, a granddaughter, Anna Thoene, two sisters & their husbands Clarinda Wurth & her husband Pete, Miranda Wurth & her husband Bernie, one brother, Ray Krier; six brothers-in-law, Vince Streff & his wife Hilda, Ray Streff  &  his wife Darlene, Clifford, Irvin, Frances & Robert Streff; three sisters-in-law, Stella Frederes & her husband Lawrence, Callista Frederes & her husband George, Charlene Scheitler & her husband Ray.
        Casket Bearers will be, Greg & Adam Schroeder, Mike & Luke Horkey, Britton Jobe, Jamie Worrell

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Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother. So sorry to read this obituary. Prayers and Blessings to the family. Betty and LLoyd

Lloyd & Betty Holles Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Wayne & Jane and family, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Kendra, I know you loved your grandma so much and it's hard for you too. We pray that the days ahead will be brighter and we are thinking of you all. Take care and lots of hugs.

Gerry & Betty Budden Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Phyllie, baby sister to Rene, Rano, and Ray. Everyone who knew you loved you. You were an example of kindness, compassion and patience. You were years ahead of your time in understanding what a special needs child needed most: a loving caring family. You lost loved one...

Mary Leonard Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our sympathies to the family of Phyllis Streff. She was a wonderful lady. Jane, we know how devoted you and your family were to her. Take comfort in the time you shared as the memories will be of great comfort to you in time to come. Our prayers are with you.

Mike and Linda Klein Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Heaven gained a very special Angle .You fought, fought and fought some more.You were tired and God took you home.I will miss you my dear,you made me laugh, you made me smile. The twinkle in your eyes and your hugs were priceless.I loved it when I would ask you if you like...

Brian De Jong Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother. So sorry to read this obituary. Prayers and Blessings to the family. Betty and LLoyd

Lloyd & Betty Holles Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM