In Memory of

Paula Louise Rhea

October 20, 1958 - June 24, 2020
From: Quimby, IA

Paula Louise Rhea, the daughter of Gus and Pauline (McManigal) La Scala, was born October 10, 1958, in Sioux City, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Sioux City where she attended St. Joseph Catholic School and later graduated from Heelan High School. After high school, Paula worked various jobs. She lived in Spencer and various NW Iowa communities before moving to Cherokee in 1998. She worked for Wilson Foods for over 15 years and was proud to have had a perfect working attendance over that span.

 On May 10, 2014, Paula was united in marriage to Randall Rhea at Quimby, Iowa. They lived on acreage outside Quimby, Iowa, where she enjoyed sitting on her deck with Randy and watching all the wildlife. Paula also enjoyed garage sales, fishing in Alaska, traveling, camping, and planting flowers. She was an excellent cook, especially Italian cuisine. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

 On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Paula passed away at her residence with her husband by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Pauline LaScala; and one sister, Teresa Mesenbrink.

 She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Randy Rhea of rural Quimby, IA; two sons; Jessie (Lacy) Kreisel and their children, Jaxen, Hayden, and Paxton of Logan, IA, and Cory (Katlyn) Kreisel and their daughter, Scarlett of Cherokee, IA; one step-son, Jessie Rhea of Cherokee, IA; three brothers, Dan (Karla) La Scala, Steve La Scala, and Joe (Pat) La Scala; one sister, Jenny (John) Klemish; brothers-in-law, Kenneth (Colleen) Rhea of Quimby, IA, Robert Rhea of Quimby, IA, and William (Terry) Rhea of Avon, MN; also several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Tribute Video
SERVICE VIDEO
SERVICES
A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Larry Ostercamp
VISITATION
A public visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2020,  with the family present during that time at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee, IA.
INTERMENT
At a later date

Condolences

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12:41 PM
“PaulA was my sister my friend. I love her forever ❤️❤️”
- Jenny klimisch
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12:41 PM
“Paula was a blessing to our family, a kind and thoughtful niece, and a great friend. It was a blessing to have known her. May she rest in peace.”
- Bob and Linda Craig
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12:41 PM
“So sorry to hear of the loss of Paula, one of the nicest people who ever roamed God's earth. Prayers for the strength of your family at this difficult time.”
- Casey Engleman
Monday, June 29, 2020 at 9:47 AM
“Sorry for your loss, I thought a lot of Paula ”
- David Furgason
Monday, June 29, 2020 at 9:47 AM
“Paula will be missed by all who knew her. She was a lady with great integrity and strength. I am blessed to have had her in my life. Her wings were ready but we weren’t. ”
- Bill Rhea and Family
Monday, June 29, 2020 at 9:47 AM
“So sorry for your loss- my thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
- Lisa
Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 11:49 AM
“Very sorry to hear about Paula. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
- Mathew christ
Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 11:49 AM
“Sympathies to the family. I worked with Paula at the packing plant. Great hard working lady. R.I.P. Paula”
- Peggy Joens
Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 11:49 AM
“Sorry for your loss”
- Terri Webb
Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 11:49 AM
“Sorry for your loss ”
- Marc steward
Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 11:49 AM
“Saddened to see this. Paula was a neighbor to me for a time, Gillease Street. Always a kind person. Condolences to Randy and family.”
- Jennifer Lockwood
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1:49 PM
“Sending Condolences to the Family ..Paula was a Wonderful Lady I enjoyed are Talks and Loved Working with her ..She was Beautiful Inside and Out ..”
- Satch & Sherry
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1:49 PM
“Rest Easy, Paula!!”
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1:49 PM
“Jessie and family,
My heart breaks for you all. Gone way to soon and a beautiful lady. Your in our prayers.”
- Debbie Auen
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1:49 PM
“Our heartfelt condolences to Paula's family during this time of loss.
Randy and Pati Kreisel ”
- Pati Kreisel
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1:49 PM
“Condolences for your loss during these troubled times. Thoughts are with you”
- Kelvin Campe
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1:49 PM
“So sorry to hear Paula pass,I have work with her at wilsons many years,a great lady ,she will be miss”
- julie rudisill
Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1:49 PM
“Paula’s family have my sincerest sympathy. She fought a good fight. Now resting in the arms of our Lord. ”
- Dorie Regennitter
Friday, June 26, 2020 at 4:01 PM
“Randy and Family, My sincere sympathy to you . Peace.
- Elaine Messerole
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