Viola Vanatta

November 1, 2016

Viola Vanatta

Graveside Services: Will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenfield Cemetery. Pastor Eric Schubert will officiate the service.  The Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of the professional arrangements. 

There will be no visitation. 

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Viola Vanatta memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date. 

Viola M. (Kralik) Vanatta was born December 30, 1931, in Nevinville, Iowa, the daughter of Arnold George and Carrie Irene (Huffman) Kralik. She passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, in Boulder, Colorado, at the age of 84.

Viola started school in Richland through half of second grade, then moved to Greenfield and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1949. In 1949, she was united in marriage to Russell Dean Vanatta in Greenfield, Iowa. They were divorced and then in 1969 they remarried and then divorced again in 1989. She moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1954.

Viola was a dental assistant, waitress, hostess and assistant manager at the Boulder Country Club for many years. She also worked in retail clothing as a seamstress and accounts receivable. She retired in 1994.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Russell Alan Vanatta; infant sister, Lois Nadine Kralik; step father, John D. Fleming; grandparents, Joseph and Francis Kralik and Melvin and Lucy Huffman; several uncles aunts and cousins.

She is survived by her children, Connie Deane Hoge and husband Vernon (Butch) of Glenwood, Iowa, James Arnold Vanatta of South Dakota and Laura Lee Vanatta of Arizona; seven grandchildren, Courtney, Jentry, Nora, Luanna, Kylee, Meagan and Chase; eight great grandchildren, Benjamin and Mason, Cassidy, Skyla & Josie, Johnathon, Leighton & Leila; sisters, Shirley Roach and husband Keith of Sheridan, Wyoming and Doris F. Ehrenfried and husband Ted of Virginia; other relatives and friends.


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