Juliet Marhoul

Monday, September 11, 2017 1:34 pm

Juliet Marhoul, 88, of Decorah, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Wellington Place in Decorah. Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Burr Oak Lutheran Church in Burr Oak, with Rev. Matt Larson officiating. Organist was Jan Schnitzler. Hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.” Special music was “When I Get Where I’m Going” and “Send an Angel for Mama.” Casket bearers were Jacob Schnitzler, Luke Schnitzler, Caleb Schnitzler, Joey Dawley, Jarrod Dawley, Steve Hughes, Noah Lacey and Virgil Lewison. Honorary casket bearers were Jolonda Mihalovich, Julie-Jean Floyd, Catina Ward, Heidi Sobolik, Jessica Djuren, Rachel Russell, Ashley Blumer, Kori Blumer, Skyler Lewison and Shania Lewison. Interment was in Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak. Arrangements were handled by Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, Decorah.

Juliet Emma (Albertson) Marhoul was born July 2, 1929, the daughter of Joseph and Ella (Blomgren) Albertson, at home in rural Winneshiek County. She attended country school near Spillville through eighth grade. Julie moved to Waterloo and worked as a waitress. She was united in marriage to Milton Schnitzler Aug. 15, 1947, in Cresco. Together they had four children: Janice, Larry, Gary and Edith. She worked at home on the farm and raised their children. When they were all in school, she started to work off the farm by driving school bus for a year, working at HECO in Harmony for a short time and working at DECO in Decorah for 27 years. Milton passed away in 1982. Julie remarried in 1985 to George Marhoul who had six children of his own and together they loved their new blended family. Julie had a love for music and dancing. She met Milton at a dance and they enjoyed dances throughout their lives together. When Julie was no longer able to kick-up her heels, she enjoyed listening to polka music. Julie loved to cook and bake and was very good at it. Everyone looked forward to getting a pail of her special cookies. She shared this legacy with her children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren by teaching and sharing her skills including a cookbook with all of her favorite recipes. The real passion of her life was her large family. She loved them all with her whole heart and everyone loved her right back. This relationship and memories will be cherished forever.

Juliet is survived by her four children: Janice Prochaska, Iowa City; Larry (Susan) Schnitzler, Eagan, Minn.; Gary (Cindy) Schnitzler, Decorah; Edith (Mark) Dawley, Decorah; six stepchildren: Gary Marhoul, Menomonie, Wis.; Susan Russell, Ridgeway; Linda Lacey, Fountain, Minn.; Tom Marhoul, Ridgeway; Kathy Blumer, Eldridge; Julie (Jeff) Lewison, Rochester, Minn.; 18 grandchildren: Jolonda (Dennis) Mihalovich, Julie (Bart) Floyd; Jacob (Christina) Schnitzler; Luke (Kim) Schnitzler; Catina (Joe) Ward; Caleb (Paula) Schnitzler; Heidi (John) Sobolik; Joey (Lori) Dawley; Jarrod Dawley (friend Tara), Jessica (Travis) Djuren, Steve (Whitney) Hughes, Rachel Russell, Noah Lacey, Ashley and Kori Blumer, Shania, Skyler and Virgil Lewison; 22 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law: Sandy Albertson, Betty Josephson, Evelyn Schnitzler, Joyce Mailey, Charles Schnitzler, Edna Lou Schrandt, Donald (Carol) Schnitzler, Dorothy Kay (Ronald) Barth: aunt, Mabel Hovden; many nieces and nephews.

Julie was preceded in death by her husbands Milton Schnitzler and George Marhoul; parents Joseph and Ella (Blomgren) Albertson; mother and father-in-law John and Edith (Hiller) Schnitzler, Julia Pecka; sister, Elnora (Curtis) Marlow, brothers: Junior, Jerry and Gerald Albertson; sons-in-law: Joe Prochaska, Chuck Hughes, Randy Russell, Will Lacey; daughter-in-law, Barb Marhoul; brothers and sisters-in-law: Carl (Mabel) Schnitzler, Margaret (Louis) Kamp (Kenneth Faaberg), John Schnitzler, Frances Schnitzler, Ted Schrandt.

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