Colleen Jean Vesely, age 91, of Williamsburg, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at the English Valley Care Center, North English, Iowa. Funeral Services: 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 8, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg, with Rev. Daniel Jessop officiating. Burial will be in the Oxford Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the First Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Colleen is survived by two sons Tom (Sandy), Council Bluffs, and John (Gerri), Dubuque; two daughters Ellen Folkmann, Williamsburg and Mary Sue (Larry) Hopp, Conroy; eleven grandchildren Michelle (Brian) Dietz, Dawn Folkmann (Burt Selby), Deanne (Jeff) Sinn, Kristina (Chris) Belshe, Kara (Don) Hettinger, Amanda Vesely, Ben (Celena) Vesely, Craig (Kim) Vesely, Beau Vesely, Rachel Hopp and Erin (Jeff) Liggett; eleven great-grandchildren Grace Hettinger, Nile Sinn, Anna Kocour, Alex Kocour, Tyler Sicotte, Samuel Vesely, Elijah Vesely, Sarah Vesely, Michael Vesely, Eleanor Vesely and Dalton Liggett; two sisters Vivian Mann, Clive and Eunice O’Neil, West Branch; a sister-in-law Charlotte Campbell, Tiffin and a brother-in-law Ray Vesely, Bellingham, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ed “Bud” Vesely, Jr. in 2004, a daughter Barbara and a son William, in infancy, a son-in-law Larry Folkmann, two brothers Everett and Emory, five sisters Irma, Lela, Grayce, Lenore and Dorothy.
Colleen Jean Gorvin was born May 20, 1925, in Oxford, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Jennie Wagner Gorvin. She graduated from the Oxford High School in 1942 and received a business degree from the Iowa City Commercial College. Colleen and Edward Vesely Jr. were united in marriage on November 9, 1945 in Oxford, Iowa. She worked as a bank teller at the Oxford State Bank and later at Farmers Trust and Savings Bank, Williamsburg. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Williamsburg, Federated Church of Oxford and the Windham Community Church. She enjoyed playing the piano at the Windham Community Church and Highland Ridge Retirement Home.
A special thank you to Highland Ridge, English Valley Care Center and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, for the excellent care given to Colleen during her stay with them.