Obit: Virginia Struck


Virginia Louise Struck, 92, formerly of Atalissa, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.

Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at the Walcott Cemetery, Walcott, Iowa. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is caring for Virginia’s family.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Memorials may be made to the Simpson Memorial Home, West Liberty.

Virginia was born August 21, 1928 in Baldwin, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Edna (Downer) Kokemuller. She was a graduate of Miles, Iowa High School.

On Dec. 18, 1948, she was united in marriage to Donald E. Struck in Davenport. The couple resided in Davenport through 1964 and moved to Muscatine. In 1968, the family moved to Atalissa, where they farmed all their life.

Virginia enjoyed farming, ballroom dancing with Donald, going to her grandchildren’s activities, reading, visiting family and friends on the weekends and any and all activities around the kitchen table.

She will be deeply missed by her three children including a son, Terry Struck of Atalissa, as well as two daughters, Vick Clark of Blue Grass and Sandy Fridley of Nichols.

She is also survived by seven grandchildren including Susan (Joe) Schnedler of Letts, Jesse Battey and his significant other Brandi of Muscatine, Shawna (Jeff) Laughlin of West Liberty, Chad (Lisa) Fridley of Huxley, Heather (Troy) Koch of Blue Grass, Sonya (Brian) Flake of West Liberty and Steven Struck of Atalissa.

A total of 19 great grandchildren surviving include Savanna, Sawyer, Kayden, Ava, Zoey, Kylie, Caleb, Kolbi, Caden, Ryan, Jackson, Tanner, Chase, Cody, Brodie, Willow, Winter, Kerilynn and Joseph.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald, son in law: John Clark, Gail Schroeder, and a grandson Christopher Lee Struck.