Isola (Eggert) Schletzbaum, age 99, of Indianola, Iowa, and formerly of Pleasantville and Knoxville passed away on August 13, 2022, at her residence at the Vintage Hills of Indianola, Iowa.
A celebration of Isola’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, September 24, 2022, at the Family Living Center in Pleasantville. Following services Isola’s family will be present to greet friends and relatives and enjoy a luncheon. Burial will be held at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville prior to services.
Isola Emeranda was born on May 14, 1923, at home on the farm in Ladora, Iowa. She was the daughter of Gustav and Lela Emeranda (Cashman) Eggert. She attended elementary at Colton School and then graduated from Marengo High School, Class of 1940. Following high school, Isola attended John Fletcher College in Oskaloosa and received her teaching license in 1943. She taught in Guernsey, IA, Packwood, IA and Grinnell, IA. While teaching in Grinnell she attended Drake University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1950. After graduation she taught in Ames, IA and later Marshalltown, IA. Isola was a teacher from 1943 to 1957 and substituted in the Knoxville Public Schools for many years.
On July 31, 1955, in Marshalltown, Iowa, Isola and Durl Charles Schletzbaum were united in marriage. Isola and Durl were blessed with two children: Susan and Roger. They shared 63 years of marriage together before Durl’s passing on March 30, 2019.
Isola and Durl moved to Knoxville in 1958 and opened the Royal Pastry Shop. Isola was the homemaker for the family and the bookkeeper for the bakery. She enjoyed entertaining, especially hosting holiday and birthday dinners for friends and family and collecting poetry. After retiring from the bakery in 1982, Isola and Durl enjoyed traveling. Isola visited 49 states and nine countries throughout her 99 years. Isola and Durl were the secretaries for the Iowa Baker’s Association for many years and she was active in the Marion County Historical Society. She and Durl attended the Church of Christ in Knoxville where they were active members. Isola loved sharing time with her grandchildren in Pleasantville and Colorado. She attended many concerts, plays, ball games and other events in which the grandchildren participated. In 2005, Durl and Isola moved to Pleasantville, IA.
Those left to cherish Isola’s memory include her two children Susan Snowdon and her husband John and Roger Schletzbaum and his wife Maureen: her six grandchildren, Erica (Dan) Swanson, Nathan (Susie) Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Andrea (Joel) Rindfleisch, Jacob Schletzbaum and Marissa Schletzbaum. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren, Lilianna, Malachi, and Madelynn Swanson, Henry, Nolan, and Joseph Taylor, and Grace and Sam Rindfleisch.
Isola is preceded in death by her parents, Gustav and Lela Eggert; her husband, Durl Schletzbaum; one sister Thelma Taylor; and two brothers, Leland and Alvin Eggert.
A memorial in Isola’s memory has been established to Hospice of the Midwest and to the Marion County Special Olympics.
The Winfield Funeral Home in Knoxville is assisting Isola’s family with services.