In Memory of

Louise Elizabeth Sitzmann

October 19, 1933 - July 1, 2020
From: Cherokee, IA

Louise Elizabeth Sitzmann, the daughter of Gerhard and Susan (Gengler) Probst, was born on October 19, 1933, in Le Mars, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Le Mars where she attended school and graduated from St. Joseph’s High School. After graduation, she attended Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, IA for two years.

 On August 23, 1955, Louise was united in marriage to Stanley Sitzmann in Le Mars. They were blessed with five daughters: Susan, Mary, Lisa, Brenda, and LeAnn and one son, Stanley Jr., who died after birth. They farmed for a couple years near Archer, IA, and then moved to Cherokee in 1960. She ran the Youth Activity Center and Concessions and the Concessions at the swimming pool for many years.  She then went to work at Hy-Vee in the Bakery and Produce departments until she retired.

 Louise was an active member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Cherokee, IA since 1960 and a member of the Lady’s Guild. She enjoyed gardening and landscaping, flower arrangements, ceramics, puzzles, and golfing. Louise always enjoyed playing games and getting together with family and friends.  She will be remembered by all as a kind, loving and caring person.

 On July 1, 2020, Louise passed away at the Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerhard and Susan Probst, her siblings: Helen Farr, Rosemary Probst, Agnes Miller, and Jerry Probst, and her children Lisa (Steve) Loucks and infant son Stanley Jr.  She is survived by her sister Rita Henrich of Remsen, IA.

 She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Stanley Sitzmann; her daughters, Susan Ammons, Mary (Gene) Davis, Brenda (Marty) Ruppert, and LeAnn (Chuck) Parsons; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

 Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Lou's name to:

National Aphasia Organization:

Dementia Society of America:

With respect for the COVID restrictions, please feel free to wear a mask and practice social distancing.  You are also invited to bring a lawn chair for the service.

Since we are unable to gather at the church for a luncheon, a celebration of Lou’s life will be held at The Brightside following the funeral at 255 W Main Street Cherokee, IA starting at 1:00 p.m
Tribute Video
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Cherokee, Iowa
Father Mark Stoll
Chuck Parsons
Aaron McManus
Chris McManus
Steve Loucks
Michael Ruppert
Jacob Leese

Honorary Bearers
Gene Davis
Todd Thoma
Denny Dilocker
Leo Hupke
Chuck Ammons
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee
"Be Not Afraid"
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Amazing Grace"

Readers: Abby Harding and Cassandra Schock
Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8:54 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Lou. I have many fond memories of the Sitzmann family growing up on 8th Street. Praying you find comfort in all your memories. Karen Starkey Lueders”
- Karen Starkey Lueders
Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8:54 AM
“I'm very sorry to hear this news. My sincerest condolences to Stan and all the family. ”
- Debra Nagel
Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8:54 AM
“Sending our condolences on behalf of Gehlen Catholic School in Le Mars, IA. Louise made a lasting impact on many, including those at our school. We will continue to lift your family up in prayer. God Bless your entire family.”
- Amy Jungers
Friday, July 10, 2020 at 11:43 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to Lou's family at this time. We met Lou when we first moved to Cherokee in 1967, then Stan and Don played on the same ball team. We became good friends then and enjoyed many years with Lou. She always had a kind heart and strong faith. I enjoyed her visits as she was my Avon dealer for years. RIP Lou !! With much sympathy, Shirley and Don Bright
- Shirley Bright
Friday, July 10, 2020 at 11:43 AM
“Heartfelt Sympathies to Stanley, LeeAnn, and the extended Sitzmann family”
- Scott Stratton
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:27 PM
“Heartfelt condolences sent to daughter Susan, grandsons Chris and Aaron and their families at the loss of Lou. ”
- Irene L Lines
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:27 PM
“Susan, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. With my deepest sympathy. Suzanne”
- Suzanne McCauley
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 12:48 PM
“Deepest Sympathy to the Sitzman Families, May Mrs. Sitzman rest in peace. ”
- Duane Mummert Mummert
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 12:48 PM
“Sitzmann family- sending prayers of comfort for you. As I look at your wonderful video tribute to Lou throughout the years, one thing that stands out is her smile.......always genuine and always there for anyone in need ......and it is there in all of you❤️.....what an amazing legacy! ”
- Angie Creel
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 12:48 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Lou and I sitting at the window watching the wild turkeys and the deer. I enjoyed my short time with her as her caregiver. ”
- Janet Niles
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 12:48 PM
“Dear Sitzmann Family,
Please accept my sincere sympathies in the death of Lou. I know she will be missed. What a great legacy she leaves you all with and may your many shared memories together be remembered always, knowing that her spirit resides with you all always. Ann Loughlin”
- Ann Loughlin
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1:44 PM
“Rest Easy, Lou!!!
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1:44 PM
“So sorry for your families loss. Lou was a special lady and loved by so many. She will be missed. ”
- Kathi Halder
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1:44 PM
“Sorry to hear of your Loss... the struggle has ended and I hope you have peace with that... God's Comfort to all of you..._”
- Glenda Schleef
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1:44 PM
“LeAnn & Chuck - Hugs and prayers to you and your family. Gordon & Deb”
- Deb Thompson
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1:44 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Lou's passing.... I have many great memories of the Sitzmann family .. She was a wonderful person .... Thoughts and prayers to all”
- Jean Phipps Paterson
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