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Wilbur James Langstraat

June 14, 1932 December 8, 2017
Wilbur James Langstraat
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Obituary for Wilbur James Langstraat

Wilbur James Langstraat, 85, died Friday, December 8, 2017, at the Vinton Lutheran Home following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at First Christian Church in Vinton with Rev. Dave Neas officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton. Military rites will be performed by Geo. G. Luckey American Legion Post 57 of Vinton and Iowa Military Funeral Honors of Des Moines.
Wilbur was born June 14, 1932, on the family farm near Peoria, Iowa, the son of Peter and Minnie Kool Langstraat. He attended school in Peoria.
Wilbur proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a past Commander of the Coffin-Miller American Legion Post 446 in New Sharon and was also affiliated with the Geo. G. Luckey American Legion Post 57 in Vinton.
On April 21, 1957, Wilbur was united in marriage with Bernice Sterrett in Oskaloosa. The couple resided in New Sharon before moving to Vinton in 2010.
Wilbur was the custodian at North Mahaska Schools for 29 years, retiring in 1994.
He was a member of First Christian Church in Vinton. He enjoyed reading, gardening and veterans’ activities. He loved traveling, particularly to Colorado, and he also loved watching the races in Oskaloosa and at Iowa Speedway in Newton.
Wilbur is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bernice, of Vinton; his son, Lyle (Luanne) Langstraat of Vinton; three grandchildren: Brian (Megan), Douglas (Sabrina) and Katrina Langstraat; great-grandson Hendrik Langstraat; one sister, Anna Mae Williams of New Sharon; sisters-in-law Sylvia Langstraat and Jeannette Sterrett; and brother-in-law Bernard Sterrett.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Leonard, Tony and Henry Langstraat; one sister, Agnes Roorda; and granddaughter Julia Langstraat.
Memorials may be directed to the Vinton Lutheran Home.

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

12

Dec

10:00 AM 12/12/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/12/2017 11:00:00 AM
First Christian Church

1209 W 13th St.
Vinton, IA 52349

First Christian Church
1209 W 13th St. Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Service

Tuesday

12

Dec

11:00 AM 12/12/2017 11:00:00 AM
First Christian Church

1209 W 13th St.
Vinton, IA 52349

First Christian Church
1209 W 13th St. Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Maplewood Cemetery Final Resting Place

1st St. W and R Ave. S
Vinton, IA 52349

1st St. W and R Ave. S Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Vinton Lutheran Home

1415 2nd Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349
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