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1921 Viola 2018

Viola Menning

September 15, 1921 — October 16, 2018


September 15, 1921 ~ Rock Valley, Iowa
October 16, 2018 ~ Sheldon, Iowa

11:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Archer Reformed Church; Archer, Iowa
Pastor Matthew Lee ~ Officiating

Visitation with the family present
will be from 5:00 ~ 7:00pm Monday, October 22, 2018
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa.

“I’ll Fly Away”
“In The Garden”
Sung by: Tricia Meendering
“It Is Well With My Soul” CD
“I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You” CD
“How Great Thou Art”
“Blessed Assurance”
Organist: Marilyn Menning

Dr. Mark Mouw Brian Mouw
Scott Van Donslear Bob Meendering
Jim Meendering Craig Klatt
Steve Gardfrey Joe Schuetz

10:15 A.M Graveside Service
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
East Lawn Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa

After today’s service relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the:
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa
Viola Menning, the daughter of Jippe and Geertjie (DeGroot) Keizer, was born September 15, 1921 Rock Valley, IA. She attended school in Rock Valley and graduated from Rock Valley High School in 1938. On February 25, 1943, she was united in marriage to Virgil Menning in her mother’s home in Sheldon, IA. The couple eventually made their home in the Archer, IA area. Viola was a homemaker and a mom. In 1985, they retired and moved into Sheldon. Virgil preceded her in death on October 10, 2004. Viola remained in her home until her passing. Viola passed away on October 16, 2018 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, reaching the age of 97 years, 1 month and 1 day.
She was a member of the Archer Reformed Church in Archer, serving on the different work groups and committees. She enjoyed crocheting and embordering, camping at the music festivals and traveling. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She leaves to cherish her memories her daughter, Susan Mouw of Sheldon, IA; 8 grandchildren, Deb (Joe) Schuetz, Bob (Tricia) Meendering, Jim (Lora) Meendering, Kelly (Craig) Klatt, Scott (Barb) Van Donslear, Dr. Mark (Lynne) Mouw, Teresa (Steve) Gardfrey, Brian (Mary) Mouw; a son-in-law, Larry Van Donslear; 22 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Viola was proceeded in death by her husband, Virgil; 2 daughters, Diana Meendering and her husband, Jim and Carol Van Donslear; her parents, 4 sisters, Henrietta Reistma, Sadie Brueggeman, Tillie Bobeldyk, Clara Buffington; and a brother, Sam Keizer.

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall
not want. He maketh me to lie
down in green pastures; He leadeth
me beside still waters. He
restoreth my soul; He leadeth me
in the paths of righteousness for
His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort
me; Thou preparest a table before
me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil,
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life;
and I will dwell in the house of the
Lord forever.
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Service Schedule

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Monday, October 22, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue , Sheldon, IA 51201

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

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East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

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