OBITUARY

Constance Katherine Schlabach

December 13, 1950September 7, 2018
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Constance “Connie” K. Schlabach, 67, of Bettendorf, IA passed away on September 7, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals surrounded by her loving family. Per her wishes cremation rights have been accorded. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Runge Mortuary. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in the Runge chapel. Inurnment will follow at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Pleasant Valley Education Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com. Connie was born on December 13, 1950 in LeMars, Iowa to Cletus and Adeline (Dickson) Bohlke. She graduated from LeMars Community High School in 1969. She was united in marriage to Larry Schlabach on March 31, 1979 in Rock Island, IL. Connie was a self-employed painter and for the last 15 years she worked for the Pleasant Valley Community District. Connie enjoyed her time on the boat fishing in Canada with her husband and spending time at the Shady Lakes Campground. Connie was an avid card player but euchre was her favorite. She also enjoyed cooking and feeding family and friends. And although she did not enjoy sports, she supported her grandkids ( aka “The Little Shit Asses”) and was there to cheer them on. She had a special bond with her sister Nancy Pearson. Connie’s family was very important to her; the love and care she gave to her family will be forever missed. Survivors include her loving husband, Larry. Children: Christine (Kevin) Smith of LeClaire, IA, Melissa (Paul) DelCorso of Bettendorf, IA, Brian Dirksen of Davenport, IA, Brandon Meyers of Grinnell, IA, Kayla Michaels of Davenport, IA, Barbie (Ken) Doty of MT; grandchildren Haley, Hannah, Joshua, Emma, Kaitlyn, Maggie, Karley, Brooke, Joe, Jessica, and Faith; several brothers and sisters; and her beloved dog Buck. Connie was preceded in death by her parents, several sisters and brothers and her special nephew Jimmy Pearson.

  • FAMILY

  • Cletus Bohlke, Father
  • Adeline (Dickson) Bohlke, Mother
  • Larry Schlabach, Husband
  • Christine (Kevin) Smith, Daughter
  • Melissa (Paul) DelCorso, Daughter
  • Brian Dirksen, Son
  • Brandon Meyers, Son
  • Kayla Michaels, Daughter
  • Barbie (Ken) Doty, Daughter
  • Jimmy Pearson, Nephew
  • Also left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren: Haley, Hannah, Joshua, Emma, Kaitlyn, Maggie, Karley, Brooke, Joe, Jessica and Faith; several brothers and sisters; and her beloved dog, Buck. She was also preceded in death by several sisters and brothers.
  • DONATIONS

  • Pleasant Valley Education Foundation

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, September 12, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, September 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

Constance Katherine Schlabach

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Joyce Drexler

September 11, 2018

A special lady has left us too soon. It's up to each of us to carry on Connie's legacy. I know the angels have carried you to heaven, Connie. Sending my love and prayers to all of you.



Love,

Joyce Drexler
Josh and Katie's other Grandma

Krista Renken

September 11, 2018

Thankful we were able to grow up next door to you and have a second set of parents! So many cherished memories I will never forget, especially listening to all the oldies with you. What a blast! I love you.
Love, Krista

Jen Nguyen

September 11, 2018

You'll be missed.
Love Always, your other adopted daughter Jenny, Kayla's sister.
Xoxo

Al & Sue Mork

September 10, 2018

Chris, Kevin, Brian and family,

So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Ron Hale

September 10, 2018

Larry and family,
Our most heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you on the loss of Connie. She was a wonderful person. It was a true pleasure knowing her. Find strength in the love she had for everyone. God Bless.
Ron and Tom

Linda Pearson

September 10, 2018

Missing my "new best friend".

Cindy ingenthron

September 9, 2018

I will miss you my beautiful funny sister.....xxoo

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Biography

Constance “Connie” K. Schlabach, 67, of Bettendorf, IA passed away on September 7, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals surrounded by her loving family. Per her wishes cremation rights have been accorded. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Runge Mortuary. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in the Runge chapel. Inurnment will follow at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Pleasant Valley Education Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com

Connie was born on December 13, 1950 in LeMars, Iowa to Cletus and Adeline (Dickson) Bohlke. She graduated from LeMars Community High School in 1969. She was united in marriage to Larry Schlabach on March 31, 1979 in Rock Island, IL. Connie was a self-employed painter and for the last 15 years she worked for the Pleasant Valley Community District.

Connie enjoyed her time on the boat fishing in Canada with her husband and spending time at the Shady Lakes Campground. Connie was an avid card player but euchre was her favorite. She also enjoyed cooking and feeding family and friends. And although she did not enjoy sports, she supported her grandkids ( aka “The Little Shit Asses”) and was there to cheer them on. She had a special bond with her sister Nancy Pearson. Connie’s family was very important to her; the love and care she gave to her family will be forever missed.

Survivors include her loving husband, Larry. Children: Christine (Kevin) Smith of LeClaire, IA, Melissa (Paul) DelCorso of Bettendorf, IA, Brian Dirksen of Davenport, IA, Brandon Meyers of Grinnell, IA, Kayla Michaels of Davenport, IA, Barbie (Ken) Doty of MT; grandchildren Haley, Hannah, Joshua, Emma, Kaitlyn, Maggie, Karley, Brooke, Joe, Jessica, and Faith; several brothers and sisters; and her beloved dog Buck.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents, several sisters and brothers and her special nephew Jimmy Pearson.