Verlyn Stolte, 74, died Friday at her home surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Anamosa, with interment in the Lisbon Cemetery. Pastor Rodney Bluml officiated the services. Friends called from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Monday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Verlyn requested no flowers and that memorials be made to Camp Courageous or Jones County 4-H.

Surviving is her husband, Gerald; two children, Vanita Loy, Fairview, and Vance (Shayna) Stolte, Temecula, Calif.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, her brother, Roger (Rita Knudson) Gray, Swisher; and a brother-in-law, John Krob, Cedar Rapids. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Virginia Krob.

Verlyn Kay Gray was born Dec. 5, 1944, in Anamosa. She was the daughter of James and Lorena (Dorcas) Gray. Verlyn graduated from the Lincoln High School in Stanwood with the class of 1963. She married Gerald Stolte on Sept. 29, 1963, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Stanwood. Verlyn did babysitting in her home for many years. She was very active in the Jones County 4-H program, she volunteered at Jones Regional Hospital, was active in the Morley Women’s Club and the Morley Community Club. She loved to walk and walked every morning near her home. She also walked in the Jones County Relay for Life, March of Dimes walks and breast cancer walks. She enjoyed gardening and going to garage sales.

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