A celebration of life for Violet V. Chalupa, 96, of rural Washington, will be held Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona with Chaplain Jean Wollenberg officiating. Burial will follow at the Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona. Visitation will be held Friday, July 29 from 2 – 4 and 6-8 pm at the Peterseim Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be directed to the family or Hospice of Washington County. Violet Chalupa went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 25, 2016 at her home in rural Washington.
Violet Virginia (Vodicka) Chalupa was born Sepetbmer 2, 1919 in Kalona, Iowa, the daughter of Joe and Myrtle (Long) Vodicka. She grew up in the community and attended Lookout School and graduated from Kalona High School in 1937. On June 23, 1937 Violet and Glenn Chalupa were united in marriage at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple were tenant farmers until 1963, and decided to move to Loveland, Colorado. In 1990 they moved back to the farm where Violet was born. They had a love for the farm and enjoyed being back home. Violet was a member of the Kalona United Methodist Church and enjoyed all of her creative craft projects and visiting wtih her family and neighbors.
Survivors include two children: Kenneth Chalupa of Washington, IA., Virginia and husband Butch Johnson of Keyser, WV., one granddaughter, Sally Johnson of Keyser, WV., two sisters, Margurite Lybbert of Denver, IA., and Rosetta Fry of Oskaloosa, IA., and four nieces and nephews.
Preceding Violet in death was her husband Glenn in 1991, and two brothers-in-law, Alton Lybbert and Kenneth Fry.
She was cared for at her home by her daughter and son, and a very special group of compassionate caregivers. Visiting nurses of Hospice of Washington County were also caregivers for Violet. The family wishes to extend their gratefulness to all who have been so supportive to them during Violet's illness and at this time of loss.