Viola Irene Hunold


Viola Irene Hunold, 86, of Houghton, Iowa, passed away at 6:03 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Henry County Health Center in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
She was born Sept. 29, 1933, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Bernard and Eleanor (Kruegar) Menke. In 1952, she married Adrian Hunold. They later divorced. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include her three sons, Paul Hunold of Donnellson, Iowa, Mark (Judy) Hunold of West Point, Iowa, and Dale (Leasa) Hunold of Blossom, Texas; one daughter, Diane Hunold Shelman of Detroit, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lorene Fedler of West Point, Iowa, LaVerne Jacobsmeier of Houghton, Iowa, Florence Thompson of Houghton, Iowa, and Marilyn Meyerhoff of Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters-in-law:,Florence Menke of Salem, Iowa, and Janet Holterhaus of West Point, Iowa; and also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Joseph Hunold; three brothers, Willis Menke, LeRoy Menke and Edwin Menke; and two sisters-in-law, Nellie Menke and Dorita Menke.
Viola was a graduate of St. James Catholic School. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society of the church and the Mount Pleasant Moose Club. She worked as a secretary of St. John's and St. James Catholic Churches. Viola enjoyed dancing, playing cards and dominoes, fishing and embroidering. Spending time with her family was of utmost importance to her.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton, Iowa, where the family will receive friends from 2:30 to 6 p.m. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. and a Christian Wake service will be held at 6 p.m. that evening at the church.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at St. John's Catholic Church, with Father Bruce DeRammelaere as celebrant.
Burial will be at St. James Cemetery in St. Paul, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established in her memory to St. John's Catholic Church or St. James Cemetery.
Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line condolences to the family may be left at

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