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Virgil Eugene Schmeling

May 30, 1931 - August 5, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Virgil Eugene Schmeling

Virgil Eugene Schmeling

Born: May 30, 1931
Died: August 5, 2019
Age: 88

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     Virgil Eugene Schmeling, the son of Arthur and Rosa (Rambath) Schmeling was born May 30, 1931 near Cylinder, IA. His childhood years were spent in the Terril, IA area, where he attended school, and graduated from Arnolds Park High School in 1947.

     Virgil began farming with his dad before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps and serving until his Honorable Discharge. He married Katharyn   Wilcox on June 3, 1967 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. They lived in Everly, IA and continued to farm. He then drove his own feed truck and moved to Moneta, IA. He also worked for Witco until its closing and lastly worked at Willow Way until his retirement in 2017 at the age of 86.

     Virgil enjoyed fishing, spending time with family, especially his grandchildren, gardening and working on vehicles. He was a member of the American Legion.

     Virgil passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at his home in Spencer, at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Timothy Eugene; one great-granddaughter, Sara Hill; 2 brothers, Donald and Marvin; and one sister, Alice Shatto.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Katharyn of Spencer, IA; 5 children, Julie (David) Holler of Greenville, IA, Kay Nelson of Spencer, Robert (fiancé, Christine) Hill of LaMars, IA, Katina (Eric) Dahl of Colorado Springs, CO, and Tomas Schmeling of Spencer, IA; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one brother, Gerald (Karen) Schmeling of Burnsville, MN; one sister, Leona (Maynard) Holtz of Everly, IA; numerous cousins; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

Memorial services will take place 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 10, at Living Word Church in Spencer.
Pastor Al Dean
Lane Muckey
Mike Decker
Visitation will take place one hour prior tot he service at the church.
"How Great Thou Art"
"Amazing Grace"
Fairview Cemetery - Terril, Iowa
At a later date.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 3:27 PM
“Thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time. Uncle Virgil will be greatly missed.”
- Doug Shatto
Monday, August 12, 2019 at 3:40 PM
“My sympathy to Virgil's family ”
- Deb Wilcox
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 2:21 PM
“For Virgil's death . . . we weep with you and share your sorrows . . ”
- Jan Bendixen
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 7:57 AM
“Julie and family; please accept our sympathy in the earthly loss of your dad. I rejoice in knowing that you had your dad for so long. God rest his beautiful soul. ”
- Bob and Nira Rusk
Friday, August 9, 2019 at 7:57 AM
“My prayers are with you. Know that he will be missed by many.”
- Carolyn Loger
Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 12:43 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
- From Everyone at Sunshine
Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 8:04 AM
“So sorry for your loss, Julie.
Herb from Boys Town”
- herb hames
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 8:42 AM
“Kathy (Mom) and family,
I am heartbroken to hear about Virg. He was a great man and loved so much. Even though I cannot be there in person I ow I am there in spirit. May God keep you and bless you. Love you all, Jean”
- Jean Williamson
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