Viola May Heisel

April 10, 1918 ~ April 11, 2021 (age 103)


Viola May Heisel at 103 of Stockport, passed away April 11, 2021, at Van Buren County Hospital.

Graveside service will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 16, 2021, at Glasgow Cemetery with Pastor Nathan Chaplin officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family and mailed to PO Box 34, Stockport, Iowa 52651.

Viola was born April 10, 1918 in Bettendorf, IA to Axel and Idella (Bell) Stride.  She married Charles Heisel Sr. on July 10, 1938.  He passed away March 1979.  They had 6 children: Charles L. Heisel, Jr. (Lela); Dennis Lee Heisel; Carol Ann Heisel; Kathy Heisel Kranch (Doug); Kevin Lewis Heisel (Carolyn); Kerry Kirk Heisel (Colleen).

Charles, JR. and Kerry are from Stockport, IA; Kevin is from Fairfield, IA; Kathy is from Mansfield, OH.

Preceded in death by her husband Charles, son Dennis in 1959; daughter, Carol Ann at 15 months; her parents, Axel & Idella Bell Stride; and her sister Esther Waddell of Davenport, IA.

Survived by her children listed above, 13 Grandchildren; 26 Great Grandchildren; 8 Great Great Grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Viola will be remembered for her love of animals.  She could tame any of them.  She loved flowers and grew several beautiful ones.  Some of Viola‚Äôs other interests were reading, going to garage sales and supporting the Hospital Auxiliary.   Most important was spending time with her family.


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