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Violet Wegner

Hawarden, Iowa~ Violet Yvonne Wegner, 84, of Hawarden, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2015 at her residence in Hawarden.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Hawarden with Rev. Barb Joy officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2:00 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. The Porter Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.
Violet Yvonne Wegner was born on May 8th, 1931 to William and Harriet (Collins) Emmers in Alcester, SD. She lived in Alcester until the 3rd grade when they moved to Hawarden. She graduated from the Hawarden High School in 1949 and was proud to be a member of the “49er’s”.
Vi married Creighton Wegner on Sept. 9th, 1951 in Hawarden. They were blessed with four children.
During her years with the United Methodist Church, she taught the Sunday school, sang in the choir, and was a member of the Twig Benders / Circle of Joy women’s group.
Vi enjoyed all kinds of music from big band to country. She played the clarinet in the community band. She also enjoyed putting puzzles together and watching sports- especially football. She also enjoyed family vacations in Minnesota and wintering with her friends in Texas.
Working at Unique was a great joy of hers for several years. She always had a smile and was loved by all who knew her.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband Creighton; and their children Craig (Julie) Wegner of Hawarden, IA, Brad (Teri) Wegner of Crooks SD, Beth (Mark) VanderHelm of Hawarden, IA, and Renee (Roger) Nelson of Sahuarita, AZ.; 8 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and 2 on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 brother; and 2 half brothers.


5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ,Sunday, August 9, 2015
Hawarden United Methodist Church
803 13th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Prayer Service

7:00 p.m. ,Sunday, August 9, 2015
Hawarden United Methodist Church
803 13th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Funeral Service

10:30 a.m. ,Monday, August 10, 2015
Hawarden United Methodist Church
803 13th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

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Loved getting to know you 2 in Trophy Gardens. We also enjoyed staying at your home the year RAGBRAI started in Haywarden. We have a warm spot in our hearts for you both, Love, P & S

Sally & Paul Brown Aug 12 2015 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences to Vi's family on her passing.
Thinking of and praying for all of you as you travel these difficult days ahead.
May the vividness of many fond memories remain in your hearts always.
God Bless

Rick and Carol Salberg Aug 12 2015 12:00 AM

Our sympathies. Vi was a very nice person and we are one of the Texas friends.

Don and Lola Wulf Aug 11 2015 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of cousin Vi's passing.. she was such a wonderful lady...always telling us jokes and sharing family stories.. i always enjoyed visiting them when we came back home to visit... Rest in Peace... Love u

Rhonda Wegner Aug 10 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the passing of Vi. She was a wonderful lady and I will always remember her for her kindness and her laugh. She was always so good to my dad. Your family is in my prayers.

Becky Kelley Aug 10 2015 12:00 AM

Sincere sympathy to all of you in the loss of Vi. Sang in choir with her-really enjoyed it very much. Thinking of all of you--God Bless, Kathy

Kathy Huitink Aug 10 2015 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Vi's passing. She and Creighton were great friends to my folks and I will always remember their kindness when mom and dad passed away. She always had a smile on her face! I'm so sorry will not be able to attend the funeral today but you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lori (Davis) Bockelman Aug 10 2015 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of sorrow. We pray for your comfort in the days ahead. God bless you

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Ryder Aug 10 2015 12:00 AM

She will be missed. What a great neighbor! your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Sandy & Earl

Sandy Buffington Aug 7 2015 12:00 AM

So many wonderful memories of Vi. She always had a smile on her face and an encouraging word. She will be greatly missed.

Jeff and Lorna Musilek Aug 7 2015 12:00 AM