Sharol Jean Altwegg (Leeper), daughter of Richard and Iris “Tops” was born on February 1, 1939 in Redfield, Iowa along with her twin sister Sharon Jo. God called Sharol home on February 3, 2020 at the age of 81.
Sharol grew up in Redfield and was involved in chorus, band, student council and basketball. She was the band majorette for four years and was valedictorian of the class of 1956. She attended Iowa State Teachers College and was an elementary teacher for five years at Greenfield, Reinbeck, and Creston.
On May 9, 1953, Gary Altwegg invited Sharol to attend a Boy Scout dance in Des Moines. Gary fondly remembers the yellow dress she wore on their first date. This was the beginning of a long life together. They were married on July 26,1959 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their family last July. They were blessed with four daughters.
Sharol and Gary moved to Logan in 1964, and Sharol stayed busy raising her four daughters, doing the books at Gary’s law office and volunteering in various organizations. She was involved with SOS, and was an active member of the United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school and Bible school for many years and served as the church treasurer for 20 years. She was also on the library board for 20 years, a PEO member for 50 years and was president of both organizations.
Sharol loved going to Broadway shows, movies and traveling to Okoboji for family time at their cabin. She enjoyed doing puzzles, reading, playing games with family and golfed for many years. Most of all she loved her family and pets.
Sharol is survived by her husband, Gary Altwegg; her four daughters and their husbands: Brenda and Tim Stephany of Norwalk, Christine and Dan Cohrs of Logan, Lori and Todd Cohrs of Logan, and Jennifer and Bryan Yannone of Omaha. Grandchildren include: Chelsey (Andrew) Seymour, Hillary Cohrs, Sean (Jocelyn) Stephany, Jessica (Justin) Langenfeld, Macy (Dustin) Baker, Alex Cohrs, Shannon Stephany, Michaela (Grant) Gallo, Drake Cohrs, Luke Gibbons, Drew Gibbons, and Karsten Cohrs. Great Grandchildren include Meyrick, Jaycek, and Bronsyn Seymour, Maxwell Stephany, Brinley Baker, and Baby Gallo. Her sister Shirley (Chester) Martin of Vicksburg, Mississippi, sister-in-law Patricia Altwegg of Clive, Iowa and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Sharol was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Iris (Tops), her twin sister, Sharon Jo.
The family requests memorials be directed to the Logan Fire Rescue or the Logan United Methodist Church.
Visitation with Sharol’s family will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 6, 2020, at the Logan Memorial Chapel, Logan, Iowa.
Funeral Service 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 7, 2020 United Methodist Church Logan, Iowa