Wilbur Vos, 88

Wilbur Vos, 88, of Sully, passed away at Comfort House Hospice Care in Pella on Monday, Mar. 9, 2020. Funeral services were held Friday, Mar. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Sully Christian Reformed Church. Burial was in Sully Cemetery. Memorials have been designated for Hospice of Pella or Sully Christian School,

Wilbur Dick Vos was born the oldest of five children to Cornie and Henrietta (Swank) Vos on Oct. 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.

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

Wilbur was drafted into the Army on Sept. 9, 1952, and stationed one year at Camp Breckinridge and one year at Fort Knox, KY. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 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’s 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: Stanley (Carla) Vos of Pella, Marla (Kirby) Wood of Eddyville, Sheryll (Steve) Johnson of Brighton, MO, Dennis (Kris) Vos of Sully, and Kerry (Angie) Vos of Knoxville; grandchildren; 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, John (Shirley) Rolffs, and Jan Rolffs.

He was preceded in death by his wife Cornelia, his  parents, 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.

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