Schallhorn, Lois A., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away October 4, 2012 at age 96. Lois Anna Bernthal was born in Edwardsville, Illinois on May 16, 1916 to the late Rev. August F. and Catherine L. (Gengler) Bernthal. She married Herbert Schallhorn at Trinity Lutheran Church in Saginaw, Michigan on September 12, 1941 and they shared 63 years of marriage before his death October 13, 2004. Lois was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and a longtime member of the Peace Ladies Guild. She retired in 1985 from South Intermediate School and was a member of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel. Our mom's smile and good natured personality will be a great memory to everyone that was blessed to know her. The family extends many thanks to the loving and caring staff at Meadow View Manor and St. Francis Home. Surviving are her children: Dr. Charles (Aurora) Schallhorn, Rochester, New York; Mary Ellen (Peter) Tallon, Saginaw, Michigan; and Anne (Roderick) Parker, Ann Arbor, Michigan; four grandchildren: Brent (Jennifer) Tallon, Grandville, Michigan; Bethany (Michael) Warber, Keller, Texas; Kathryn (Brian) Casey-Schallhorn, Richmond, Virginia; and Alexander Parker, Gainsville, Florida; four great-grandchildren: Jacob and Caeley Tallon, and Caroline and Nicholas Warber; and many other family members. She was predeceased by three brothers and six sisters: Rev. Harold Bernthal, Rev. August Bernthal, Eugene Bernthal, Vera Moeller, Ruth Bernthal, Ellen Arndt, Catherine Medler, Eunice Rossow, and Charlotte Qualman. Funeral service will take place on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 3427 Adams Ave., Saginaw, Michigan. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be at Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 S. Midland Road (S. M-47) on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and at Peace Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial offerings may be given to Peace Lutheran Church or the charity of choice.