Velma Emma Schleif, 95, passed away and went to meet the Lord Jesus on May 23, 2021 at Park Place Assisted Living in Nampa, Id,
Velma was born on March 13, 1926 to Fredrick and Helen Schmidt in Hebron, Ne. She grew up with seven brothers, Raymond, Walter, Arnold, Marvin, Orville, Leonard and Fred. Three sisters Ella, Florence and Frances.
Velma married Lauren Schleif on Easter Sunday March 28, 1948. They moved to Portland, Or., where Lauren was recovering in the Veterans Hospital. Eventually they moved to Caldwell, Id. Where they raised seven children. Robert, Patricia, Stanley, Marilyn, Jim, Jerry and Dan. She loved gardening, cooking and most of all her family. They taught their children not only good work ethics but how to have the Lord Jesus in their lives.
When Lauren passed away in 1997. Velma immersed herself in Zion Lutheran Church going to bible studies, working with the Ladies Aide, fellowshipping with her friends and most of all working with the Women's Quilting group making quilts for the needy. She loved her quilts and made many of them for children and grandchildren.
Velma is survived by all of her sons and daughters. Robert (Cathy) Schleif, Patricia (Todd) Heck, Stanley (Lila) Schleif, Marilyn (Marvin) Bailey, Jim Schleif, Jerry (Gwen) Schleif and Dan (Shelia) Schleif. Sixteen grandchildren and Twenty-one great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lauren, parents and six siblings, Raymond, Walter, Ella, Leonard, Orville and Florence. Her daughter-in-law Linda Schleif and grandson Derek Tennon.
I finish with this what best describes my mom……Proverbs 31: 27-31
1. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat of the bread of idleness;
2. Her children arise and call her blessed;
3. "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all;
4. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised;
5. Honor her for all her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
We want to give a special thanks to Park Place in all support and wonderful care.
All donations will go to Zion Lutherans Quilting Group.
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