Viola A. West


Funeral services for Viola A. West, 92, of Wallingford, were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at Ingham Lake Bible Camp Chapel, Wallingford, Iowa, with Pastor Fred Dykhuizen officiating, and Pastor Allan Vik, reader. Interment was at High Lake Cemetery, Wallingford. She died on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.
Viola A. West the daughter of Sylvester and Alvina (Iverson) Berge was born August 29, 1929, at her home near Wallingford, Iowa.
Viola attended High Lake Country School, Estherville School and Augustana Academy. She then went to college at Waldorf, Augustana and Morningside College.
In 1956, she was united in marriage to Virgil West at Immanuel Lutheran Church south of Gruver. Viola was a lifelong resident of Emmet County. She was a teacher and librarian at Lincoln Central School in Gruver. Viola and Virgil enjoyed spending winters in Arizona. Viola served on Many Voices Choir, Emmet County Country Chords and Emmet County Conservation Board. For hobbies, she enjoyed sewing, painting, rosemaling, gardening and singing.
Viola was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church south of Gruver. She was very active in her church including, Church Council Secretary, Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Teacher, Church Choir, Director of Junior Choir, President of Ladies Organization, and Church Quilting.
Left to cherish Viola’s memory are her husband, Virgil; her children, Michelle West; Steven (Sherry) West; Michael (Leanne) West; her six grandchildren that she enjoyed spending time with Heather (Jay) Heims; Amy (Chase) Crosby; Autumn West-Riley; Brian (Kayla Brandt) West; Rachel (Matthew) Tomlinson and Eric (Madison) West; four great grandchildren, Weston and Erica Heims, Payton Seiff and Isiah Tomlinson. She is also survived by her sister, Janice (Allan) Vik.
She has been preceded in death by her parents.
Viola’s family suggests memorials to the Ingham Lake Bible Camp.
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