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

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial 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. Ray Atwood will officiate. Interment is at Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein. Online obituary is at the funeral home in Oelwein: jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com.

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

She was born July 10, 1923 at rural St. Lucas, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Langreck) Schaufenbuel. She graduated from St. Lucas High School in 1941 and from the Columbus Hospital in Chicago, Ill., in 1945 with a degree in nursing. She served as a cadet nurse at Battle Creek, Mich., 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 Oct. 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. 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.

Julia’s family includes:  two daughters: Carol (Robert) Stoker of Cresco and Charlene (Bernard) McMahon of Enola, Penn.; a 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, and 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; her husband, John on Nov. 7, 1971; three daughters at birth, Susan and twin daughters: Cynthia Kaye and Christe Lee;

her brothers: Tony, Henry, Leo (Elizabeth), Ben (Elizabeth) and William (Marie) Schaufenbuel; and three sisters: Sister Johanna, Frances (Nick) Kuennen and Marian (Leander) Stammeye