Marilyn J. Schoenthaler, 83, of Maquoketa, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Maquoketa Care. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home in Maquoketa. A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to the time of service. The family has granted her wishes of a cremation.
Marilyn Jean was born Jan. 2, 1935, to William "Bob" and Lucille (Bock) Efferding. She attended Maquoketa High School. She married Soren Schoenthaler on Aug. 8, 1965, in Lost Nation. He preceded her in death in 2007.
Marilyn was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wyoming, Iowa. She enjoyed going to church, cooking and being with her family. She cared a lot for her family and always sent cards for special occasions.
She is survived by her children, Charles (Jovie) Wood of California and Angela Cook of Dubuque; stepson, Ken (Becky) Schoenthaler of Donahue; four grandchildren; Tiffany, Starlyn, Noah and Bethany; and one great-grandchild, Emily.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Soren; and brother, Richard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to United Methodist Church in Wyoming.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com.