Julie Peters, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 21, 2018

Julie Marie Schoulte Twombly Peters, 91 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Waukon, Iowa died Friday, June 22, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her passing was very peaceful.

Julie was born on September 24, 1926 to Katherine (Riley) and Casper Schoulte. She was raised on the Schoulte family farm near McGregor, Iowa. She attended Immaculate Conception Academy (ICA) in Dubuque, Iowa and graduated from Monona High School, Monona Iowa. She received her RN designation from Mercy School of Nursing, Marion, Iowa in 1947. Many years later, Julie went on to the University of Dubuque where she earned her BSN.

On July 31, 1950 Julie married Robert (Bob) J. Twombly. Julie put her nursing experience to work for more 40 years. During Bob’s time in the Army she was able to move the family, as his service demanded, eventually being promoted to the Nurse Manager of the ER (Emergency Room) for Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Julie was a nurse to her core, passionate about her career and keeping up with research and medical advances. When she managed the Waukon Living Center, she was at the forefront of assisted living care in Iowa and enjoyed using her education to be of service to those in need.

Julie is survived by her brother Francis Schoulte of Monona; her three children, Debby Samuelson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Janel Clarke of Waukon, Iowa and Scott Twombly of Kingston, Illinois; her grandchildren, Boyd Samuelson, Yvette Lubbers and Morgan Clarke; and her great-grandchildren, Travis, Jeffrey, Natasha and Annie.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Casper and Katherine; her two sisters, Virginia and Carolyn; and the father of her children Robert Twombly.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.


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