Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

December 31, 2012

Micheline Belloma


Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — Micheline Belloma, 87, passed away Dec. 29, 2012 at her home with her husband and children at her side.

Micheline was born Sept. 28, 1925 to Emile and Mary Haag in Nancy, France. At the early age of 14 Micheline started ballet lessons. By the age of 18 she was a professional ballerina and toured with the USO during the war all over Europe. She met her husband, Joe, during World War II in 1944.

Micheline came to the United States in 1947 and married Joe June 28, 1947. Micheline was a homemaker and raised their six children. She enjoyed gardening her flowers, bowling when she was younger and going to football and basketball games to watch her children and grandchildren play. She also enjoyed collecting dolls and pottery. She enjoyed visiting with her friends at the F.O.E.

Micheline’s family always came first in her life. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandma. She taught French for a short time at St. Mary’s School in Centerville. She was baptized catholic when she was a baby.

Micheline and Joe traveled back to France three times to visit with her family.

Micheline is survived by her husband, Joe; daughters, Mary (Larry) Shondel and Nancy (Steve) Ruby, both of Centerville; sons, Frank (Diane) Belloma, Jack Belloma and Tom (Donna) Belloma, all of Centerville and Jim (Sharon) Belloma of Des Moines; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Emile; and nephews and nieces of Nancy, France.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and daughter-in-law, Linda Belloma.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Fr. Bill Hubman  officiating. Friends may call all day Wednesday, Jan. 2 at the Lange Funeral Home and Crematory with the family present at the funeral home between 6-8 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Centerville.

A memorial has been established to St. Mary’s Catholic Church and may be left or mailed to the Lange Funeral Home  and Crematory, 1900 South 18th St., Centerville, Iowa 52544.

Condolences may be left at www.langefh.com.