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Vanwey, Irma Ruth (Hesse) -- 1922 - 2010


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 3/14/2010 at 13:46:28

Irma Ruth VanWey, 87, Postville, Iowa, died Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Center, Waukon, Iowa, following a brief illness. Irma was born on December 10, 1922, in Ludlow Township to Arthur and Esther (Bechtel) Hesse. She attended country school in Allamakee County.

Irma was united in marriage to John VanWey on September 24, 1942, at Zalmona Parish. Eight children were born to this union. Irma and John made their home in the Frankville-Castalia area. She was a dedicated housewife and mother. She worked for many years at the Cliff House Laundry. She was a member of the Frankville Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her six children, Arthur (Linda) VanWey, TX, Donna Cannon, Cedar Rapids, Robert (Linda) VanWey, Marion, Clarence VanWey, Joplin, MO, Sandra VanWey, Decorah, Donald VanWey, Monona; two sisters, Vivian (Norman) Peterson, Postville, Jane Boese, Davenport; twenty grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Irma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John VanWey; two sons, Richard VanWey, James VanWey and two siblings, Donald Hesse and Delores Wedo.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 25, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the Frankville Presbyterian Church, Frankville, Iowa. The Rev. Paul Snyder will officiate. Burial will follow in the Frankville Cemetery, Frankville, Iowa.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2010, from 2-6 p.m. at the Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Postville, Iowa, and one hour before services at the church on Monday.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Postville, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.

Extracted from a funeral brochure. Posted for genealogical purposes, contributor is not related.


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