Luella Bakewell, 98, of Waukon
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 4:46 AM
Luella Anna (Schulte) Bakewell, 98, of Waukon, Iowa, died at Northgate Care Center in Waukon on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.
Luella was born Aug. 22, 1914, in Dorchester, Iowa, to Bernard "Ben" and Mary Elizabeth (Roerkohl) Schulte. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dorchester.
Luella attended the Dutch Hill rural elementary school near Dorchester and graduated from Loretto Catholic High School in Caledonia on June 3, 1931.
On May 17, 1938, Luella married Joe Bakewell at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dorchester. They lived and farmed near Dorchester for several years until 1943, when they purchased a farm three miles north of Waukon where they raised their family.
In addition to being a homemaker, Luella was employed at the Good Samaritan Home, putting in 20 years of service. She was a long-time member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon and was very devoted to her faith, saying the rosary daily.
Luella loved her home and farm, and was so proud of how well it was maintained. She also enjoyed her card club, embroidering and watching baseball and basketball on television. She was known for her excellent cooking and baking.
Survivors include a daughter, Jeanette (William) Howes of Brownsville; three sons, Ralph (Kathy) Of Onalaska, Wis., Kenneth (Bonnie) of Hokah, and James (Joyce) of Ossian, Iowa; a daughter-in-law, Colleen of La Crosse, Wis.; 14 grandchildren, Sheila (Vince) Howes-Trammel, David (Anita) Howes, Colleen (Dan) Howes-Julie, Dan Howes, Debbie Bakewell, Diane (Steve) Weilandt, Kathy (Eric) Rogich, Vicky (Alan) Sanwick, Lori (Andy) Pankrantz, Jill (Jeffrey) Miller, Ann (Jonathan) Lockhart, Paul (Danielle) Bakewell, and Lee and Ian Bakewell; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Marcella Alberti of Milwaukee, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Feb. 28, 1986; three sons, Lawrence "Larry" April 8, 1957, Ronald February 9, 1986, and Robert "Bob" July 30, 2011; a grandson, Steve Bakewell, May 15, 1988; a brother, Theodore Schulte; and five sisters, Veronica Bakewell, Mary Hammel, Leona Doviak, Anna Klemz and Lucille Thompson.
Honorary casketbearers were her grandchildren. They were Norbert and Duane Bakewell, Chuck and Leo Schulte, and Joe and Gary Hammel.
Funeral services were Oct. 9 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Father Donald Bakewell and Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg officiatied. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.