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Elvira Rose Youngers

January 20, 1930 — October 19, 2020

Elvira R. Youngers
Sheldon, Iowa
Elvira Rose Youngers, age 90 of Sheldon, Iowa who passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Father Siby Punnoose ~ officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa.
Visitation with the family present will be from 9:30 – 10:30 am on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheldon, Iowa. With a Rosary Prayed by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas at 10:30am.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
Sheldon Christian Retirement Home or St. Patrick’s Grade School.

The family requests that everyone observes the social distancing guidelines
Masks are required during the visitation and the service at the church
with limited seating available for the church service.

Arrangements are under the care of the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home – Sheldon.
Online condolences may be made to the Family at www.vanderploegfunerals.com

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELVIRA R. YOUNGERS

BORN
January 20, 1930
Hospers, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
October 19, 2020
Sheldon, Iowa

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
11:00 A.M. Friday, October 22, 2020
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Father Siby Punnoose ~ Officiating

MUSIC
“Our Father”
sung by Greg Andringa
“Amazing Grace”
sung by the Grandchildren & Great- Grandchildren
CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS
“Here I Am Lord”
“How Can I Keep From Singing”
“Song of Farewell”
“How Great Thou Art”
Cantors: Susan Alu and Barbara Sommerville
Organist: Laura Wagner

FINAL RESTING PLACE
St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery
Sheldon, Iowa

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sheldon Christian Retirement Home or
St. Patrick’s Grade School.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa

Elvira R. Youngers
Sheldon, Iowa
Elvira Rose Youngers, age 90 of Sheldon, Iowa who passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Father Siby Punnoose ~ officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa.
Visitation with the family present will be from 9:30 – 10:30 am on Friday, October 23, 2020 at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheldon, Iowa. With a Rosary Prayed by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas at 10:30am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
Sheldon Christian Retirement Home or St. Patrick’s Grade School.

The family requests that everyone observes the social distancing guidelines
Masks are required during the visitation and the service at the church
with limited seating available for the church service.

Arrangements are under the care of the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home – Sheldon.
Online condolences may be made to the Family at www.vanderploegfunerals.com
ELVIRA R. YOUNGERS
Elvira Rose Youngers, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on October 19, 2020 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa with loving family at her side.
Elvira was born on January 20, 1930, on her family farm in Sioux County, Iowa, where she grew up. After marrying Raymond Youngers on Jan. 27, 1948, they raised six children on the same farm where her husband was born. They later moved to Sheldon and then Sun City West, Arizona. After Raymond’s death in 2015, she returned to Sheldon to be near family and friends.
Elvira was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and she was the past regent of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Elvira loved crocheting for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, playing cards, and spending time with her family and friends. She was known for her love of cooking; some of her famous recipes included her chocolate cake, salad dressing, dinner rolls, and her chocolate chip cookies (which no one could duplicate, even when she was assisting while constantly giggling).
Elvira is survived by six children and their spouses: Mike Youngers and his wife Lisa, Topeka, KS; Dave Youngers and his wife Ellen, Oronoco, MN; Susan Draftz and her husband Tim, Atchison, KS; Janet Andringa and her husband Greg, Sheldon, IA; Kevin Youngers and his wife Debbie, Greeley, CO; Loren Youngers and his wife Dixie, Kansas City, MO; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Cordella (George) Hansen of Windom, MN, Charlotte Von Arb of Spring, TX, Flora Hansen of Alton, IA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, Bernard and Herbert Portz; sister, Lorna Portz; brothers-in-law, “Bud” Everett Von Arb and Nic Hansen; nephews, Stanley Portz and Daryl Von Arb.
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Visitation

Friday, October 23, 2020

9:30 - 10:30am (Central time)

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

310 10th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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Friday, October 23, 2020

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St. Patrick's Catholic Church

310 10th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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