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Vida Marie Vesey Engel, 89
by Report Submitted · April 20th, 2017

Vida Marie Engel, 89, of Marion, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at her home. Visitation was from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Service was at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Marion, officiated by Reverend Gregory R. Williamson. The family greeted friends one hour prior to service at the church. Graveside service followed at 2:30 p.m. at Pine View Cemetery, Delaware, Iowa.

Vida was born December 17, 1927, in Delhi, Iowa, the daughter of Gustaf and Jennie (Kurth) Guetzko. She graduated from Delhi High School in 1945. Vida married Edward "Denny" Vesey in 1948. He passed away in 1972. She then married Jerry Engel in 1974. Vida was an active charter member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Marion.

Vida is survived by her husband of 43 years, Jerry Engel; her children, Don Vesey, Chris (Casey) Orr, Cindy (Paul) Flickinger, Joe (Robyn) Engel, Reva (Ralph) Nieman, Vicki (Elgin) Lester, Tammy Brady, and Tracy Pahl; 26 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Edward "Denny"; brother, Louis Guetzko; sister, Evelyn Berends; son-in-law, Matt Pahl; and daughter-in-law, Linda Vesey.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Elaine Hulseberg, Sonny Deke, Pastor Carl Richardson, and Sheila Kostman.

Memorials may be directed to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, at 915 27th Street, Marion, Iowa, 52302.

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