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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, July 11, 2013

OBITUARY ~ LOLA WINONA (VANDERFLUGHT) CALDWELL PEPPMEIER
May 17, 1918 ~ July 03, 2013

Lola Winona PEPPMEIER, 95, peacefully met Jesus on July 3, 2013 at Sunnyview Care Center in Ankeny, Iowa. She had resided there since October 2012.

She was born to John and Clarissa VANDERFLUGHT on May 17, 1918 in Beaconsfield, Iowa. Growing up, Lola enjoyed life on the farm and playing with her sister Doris (HUTCHINSON) while later learning to operate farm equipment as a help to her parents. After graduating from Lamoni High School, she worked at several local businesses in Mt. Ayr, Iowa.

She met her future husband, the late Francis (Jack) CALDWELL at a dance and they were married in 1940. To this union was born one daughter, Janice.

In 1972, Jack passed away. Later while working at Clearview Nursing Home in Mt. Ayr, Lola met the late Laurence (Ray) PEPPMEIER. They were united in marriage in 1976. Ray brought to this union two sons, Raymond and Dwayne.

Lola was a member of the First Christian Church in Mt. Ayr where she taught Sunday School. She also was a member of the Modern Mother's Club and the VIC club where she loved traveling with her friends around the United States.

She spent 34 devoted years working at Clearview Nursing Home, but had to retire in 2007 due to health problems. Lola was a big Iowa/Iowa State fan and especially enjoyed watching basketball. She also had fun watching Dancing With the Stars.

Lola cherished spending time with and hearing stories about her 10 year old twin great grandsons.

Left to honor her memory include her daughter Janice; granddaughter Ashley OTT (Joel); twin great-grandsons Kyle and Eric; step-sons Raymond (Julie) and Dwayne (Gloria); step-grandchildren Ann ERICKSON (Donnie), Denny and David PEPPMEIER; sister Doris; nieces, nephews and many friends.

Lola was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister Opal; husbands Jack and Ray; son-in-law Gary; and step-grandson Robert PEPPMEIER.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to:
St. Jude Hospice, 2900 100th St. Suite 103, Urbandale, IA 50322

Services were conducted at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Homein Mount Ayr on Saturday, July 6, 2013. with Rev. Chris CONKLIN officiating. Organist was Nancy SACKETT.

Casket bearers were Denny PEPPMEIER, David PEPPMEIER, Gene HUTCHINSON, David RATHE, Hugh TERWILLIGER and Don SOLLIDAY.

Honorary pallbearers included Kyle OTT and Eric OTT.

Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2013

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