Their children are Steve and Kathy Schallau of Iowa City, Kathy Houchin of Henry, Ill. Gary and Molly Schallau of Le Mars and Brad and Traci Schallau of Canton Ill. The couple has nine grandchildren.
Jim Schallau and Lois Rupp were married Sept. 12, 1959 at Maryhill Visitation Church.
The couple lived in Mapleton for five years in the early 1960's and has resided in Cherokee the other 45 years of their married life. Jim is retired from Auto Parts Sales and Lois is retired from Accounting and Clerical work. Since retirement from full-time work, they have been employed with Aerus/Electrolux.