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Wilbur Vos

October 20, 1931 ~ March 9, 2020 (age 88)


Wilbur Dick Vos was born the oldest of five children to Cornie and Henrietta (Swank) Vos on October 20, 1931, at their home north of Sully.

He was educated at three different country schools and graduated from the eighth grade from McKinney School near Galesburg. Wilbur worked on the family farm raising registered Hereford cattle in addition to working part-time for neighbors.

On August 26, 1952, Wilbur was united in marriage to  Cornelia Rolffs in Taintor, Iowa.  To this union five children were born: Stanley, Marla, Sheryll, Dennis, and Kerry.

Wilbur was drafted into the Army on September 9, 1952, and stationed one year at Camp Breckinridge, and one year at Fort Knox Kentucky. He was honorably discharged on September 8, 1954. After leaving the army, Wilbur worked for the Sully Co-op for over 40 years. When he retired, he spent 25 years wintering in Texas and volunteering at a mission outreach working on homes, churches, schools and vehicles.

Wilbur and Cornelia enjoyed attending grandchildren and great grandchildren’s church and sporting events. They adored them all!  Wilbur enjoyed traveling, camping, biking, woodworking, working on old tractors, and spending time with army friends.   

Wilbur is survived by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; his sisters Erma and Elva Vos, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Mavis Vos, Hermina Rolffs, Janet (Guy) Jansen, Dorothy (Marion) Vos, Mildred Lanser, and John (Shirley) Rolffs, and Jan Rolffs..

He was preceded in death by his wife Cornelia, his  parents Cornie and Henrietta Vos, his parents-in-law  Dick and Minnie Rolffs, his grandson Shane Johnson, his brothers Melvin Vos and Ivan Vos; and his brothers-in-law: Henry Rolffs, Marvin Rolffs and Louis Lanser.


               Stanley and Carla Vos, Pella, Iowa

                               Amy and J.D. Hoyt

                                              Kyrah, Marissa

                               Holly and Matt Kraber


               Marla and Kirby Wood, Eddyville, Iowa

                               Desiree Davis


                               Derek and Heather Davis


               Sheryll and Steve Johnson, Brighton, Missouri

                               Troy Johnson

                                              Patience, Madison

                               Shane Johnson (deceased)


                               Steve Allen Johnson, Jr.

                               Jennifer Johnson                                                                       

               Dennis and Kris Vos, Sully, Iowa

                               Heather and Justin Negen

                                              Addison, Sadie, Sutton

                               Hillary and Berto Gonzalez

                                              Carter, Olivia

                               Haley and Mike Bruck

                                              Lailah, Emery, Wyatt

                               Hannah and Justin Angstrom


               Kerry and Angie Vos, Knoxville, Iowa

                               Tanner and Jenna Vos

                                              Bryley, Breah, Brooke

                              Tayler and Travis Morvant

                                              Dawson, Quorra

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Visitation With Family
March 12, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Funeral Service
March 13, 2020

10:30 AM
Christian Reformed Church
103 9th Ave, PO Box 205
Sully, IA 50251

Interment following funeral service
March 13, 2020

Sully Cemetery
12772-12798 County Road F62
Sully, IA 50251


Hospice of Pella
Pella IA

Sully Christian School
Sully IA

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