Rhonda J. Schuver, 69, Belmond, died July 15, 2021 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames after her second battle with cancer. Services will be July 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church in Garner. Burial will be at Amsterdam Cemetery near Goodell. Visitation will be July 20 from 5-8 p.m. at Cataldo Funeral Chapel in Garner and one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Rhonda Schuver Memorial Fund.
Rhonda Joleen, the daughter of Ronald and Leona (Peterson) Greiman, was born Oct. 22, 1951 at Forest City. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church. She grew up on a farm southwest of Garner and participated in 4-H, showing cattle and entering sewing projects, many of which won purple ribbons. Rhonda graduated from Garner-Hayfield High School in 1969 and moved to Minneapolis where she worked at a bank.
On April 8, 1972 she married Allan Jenniges at Zion Evangelical and Reformed. To this union son Cory was born. During this time she was employed by Winnebago. On July 2, 1982 she married Larry Schuver at the Belmond United Church of Christ. To this union daughter Chayna was born, and Rhonda became a step mother to Chad and Clint. They built their life and business in Goodell. After Larry died unexpectedly, Rhonda moved to Belmond.
Rhonda had a multitude of talents, as evident by her various jobs over the years, including Flowers by Flattery in Garner, Four Seasons Travel, and her own business, Crafter’s Delight in Belmond. She retired from Allen Home Center in Belmond in 2016. It was no secret that she was looking forward to retiring; she literally counted down the days for years.
Rhonda enjoyed traveling and going out to dinner with friends, shopping, watching sports, especially her son Cory’s high school wrestling team at GHV. She was an avid Hawkeye fan. She spent hours sewing and made many masks during Covid, which she shared with family, friends and many of her daughter’s coworkers. She walked the Belmond trail six miles every day as long as it was at least 15 degrees outside. She loved being in nature. Above all else, Rhonda enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, it was her Heaven on Earth.
Rhonda will be remembered for her beautiful smile, genuine joy, and constant kindness. She radiated positivity. She was incredibly independent and strong, and was determined to win her battle with cancer. She was a strong pillar for her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Rhonda is survived by her son Cory (Billie Jo) Jenniges of Garner and her children Gavin, Hailey and Drew; daughter Chayna Riley and her children Veda and Atlas of Santa Clarita, CA; stepson Chad (Mary) Schuver of Belmond and their three children Luke (Paige) Schuver and their children Liam, Luna and Lincoln, Cain (Autumn) Schuver and their son Joshua, and Hunter Schuver; stepson Clint Schuver of Belmond and his daughters Ashton Redfield and Cariin Schuver; sister Rhoda (Dave) Thompson of Belmond; brother Todd (Jane) Greiman of Garner; and sisters-in-law Margo Greiman of Windsor, CO, Diane Greiman of Edgeley, ND, Vickie Schuver of Cedar Rapids, Debbie Duay of Cedar Rapids, and Ramae Schuver of Belmond.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Larry; brothers Gary and Allan Greiman; parents-in-law Billy and Grace Schuver; and brother-in-law Eddie Schuver.