In loving memory of

Leola Marie Prause
November 13, 1923 - February 17, 2021

Leola Marie Prause, 97, went to Heaven on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton in Hampton, Iowa. She was born on November 13, 1923, in rural Aredale, Iowa, to Clarence and Marie (Wilke) Cutler.

Leola married Edward Robert Prause on March 6, 1946; they were married for 72 years. She was a stay-at-home wife and mother and also helped her husband on the farm. When Leola and Edward moved to Hampton, she was a waitress for a few years.

Leola was a wonderful wife, mother, grandma, great-grandma, and great-great-grandmother. She gave her life to Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior and was baptized. Leola taught Sunday School, was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Hampton, was a member of the Dumont Legion Auxiliary, and greatly enjoyed being a member of the red hat society.

Leola is survived by her children Larry (Doris) Prause, Jo (Gerald) Craig, Jan (Ron) Scally, and Janis Theis, twenty-three grandchildren, forty-six great-grandchildren, and thirty-one great-great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended relatives.

Leola was preceded in death by her husband Edward, parents Clarence and Marie Cutler, brother Edwin Cutler, her in-laws Edward John and Anna Prause, grandsons Clarence, John, and Don, granddaughter Sarah, great-grandson Colin and son-in-law Bruce.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Faith Baptist Church in Hampton with burial in the Hampton Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Faith Baptist Church in Hampton.


Wayne Oitzman wrote on Mar 1, 2021:

"The world was better because she was in it, now, Heaven is now an even better place due to her gentle soul. RIP."

Bill Wilkinson wrote on Feb 24, 2021:

"Leola was a Godsend to me as I traveled quite a lot and she offered to baby-set my children often over night. Both her and Ed, who worked with us at Seabee) were great friends. I'm sure she is being comforted in Heaven by Ed and resting. Prayers to all of you Prause's"

Mary Steinbach wrote on Feb 19, 2021:

"Have loved sharing both your parents with the "Beck girls" over the last few years. Prayers and hugs for all who will miss her. "

Nancy Theis wrote on Feb 18, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss Janis our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. "

Jo Macal wrote on Feb 18, 2021:

"I didn't really know your grandparents as I haven't lived in Hampton long, but have heard so much about them and their love story and the love they had for all of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. What a blessing to have all those memories. God bless you all during this time and the love story now continues "

Karen J. Miller wrote on Feb 18, 2021:

"Both of your parents hold a special place in my heart. I always enjoyed caring for them. They were like family to me. Will be greatly missed! Their favorite nurse, Karen."

Karen Wirtjes wrote on Feb 18, 2021:

"Leola was the sweetest lady. Our family was so happy to get to know her when she and my Mom were roommates at the nursing home. She was always so proud of her family and loved by so many. I know she is glad to be home with Ed now. Peace and Blessing to you all. Karen "