Sharol J. Altwegg

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


  • Kathy Niedermyer Posted February 4, 2020 10:26 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Sharol’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God Bless you all.

  • Viki DeMarco Posted February 4, 2020 11:42 am

    Gary I am so sad you lost your life partner Sharol. I was lucky that through Facebook I was able to keep in touch with her and enjoyed seeing the pictures of your large family. Thank you for being the loving husband you were to her. I have many good memories of growing up with her and the other members of the “Baker Bunch”. Hold onto the good memories and I wish you all peace and comfort remembering all the happy times you had with het. Love,Viki

  • Julie Holben Posted February 4, 2020 11:42 am

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family. She was a beautiful soul & now she’s a beautiful Angel.

  • Karen Plessinger Posted February 4, 2020 11:46 am

    I have the fondest memories of your lovely mom Sharol. She always had a twinkle in her eye and a kind word and smile at church. May your happy memories sustain you at this difficult time. Much love, Karen

  • Mary and Leroy Swanson Posted February 4, 2020 12:05 pm

    Our most sincere condolences for your loss. May God bless your family at this time of loss. Your angel, Sharol, will be with you always.

  • Kevin Dayhuff Posted February 4, 2020 2:02 pm

    Sorry for your loss, prayers to the family. God bless

  • Grace Shafer Posted February 4, 2020 4:49 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of Sharol’s passing.
    I so enjoyed an appreciated Sharol’s friendship, at church and many school, 4H, and other community activities. She was always smiling and caring. I know she will be missed by many.

  • Kent and Babette Baker Posted February 4, 2020 9:16 pm

    Our sincere sympathies to Gary and the families

  • Leia Johnsen Posted February 4, 2020 10:20 pm

    Dear family
    No words can Express the love your mom brought to the community. You are very lucky to have such a fabulous, caring loving mom. Keep her memories bright and peace be with her and your family.
    Thanks for always caring and smiling.
    Love to Gary and beautiful daughters and their families.
    John and Leia Johnsen

  • Michelle Godden Posted February 5, 2020 9:01 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of loss. She was a dear, sweet lady. Your hearts will be full of wonderful memories. May God be with you during this time of sorrow.

  • Frank and Ronda Montgomery Posted February 5, 2020 11:34 am

    We were so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing Brenda. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Patty & Tom Niedermyer Posted February 5, 2020 7:49 pm

    Such A Sweet And Beautiful Lady.
    So Very Very Sorry.
    Prayers Prayers Prayers To All The Family.
    Love To All The Family.
    Hugs 🤗To All The Family.
    Patty & Tom Niedermyer.

  • Carol Sisney Posted February 6, 2020 9:32 am

    My Prayers are with your whole family during this time. She will always live on in you heats and your memories and the legacy she left behind…which is all of you, her family… Carol Sisney

  • John and Melissa Woods Posted February 7, 2020 8:07 am

    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family. Losing a mother is an unimaginable pain. We pray you find comfort in God’s promise.

  • Jim Unruh Posted February 9, 2020 7:05 pm

    Gary, I just learned of Sharol”s passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. You will find strength with your family remembering and honoring her memory.

    Jim Unruh

  • TROY D SODDERS Posted August 24, 2020 4:11 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss.

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