Viola Krumrey, 103, Charles City

Viola Krumrey, 103, of Charles City, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.

A private family graveside service will be held at Sunnyside Memory Gardens in rural Charles City.

Viola Edith (Banks) Krumrey, the daughter of Edward and Elsie (White) Banks, was born September 16, 1916 in Humansville, Missouri. As a young girl, she and her family moved to the Charles City area where she also received her education in country schools. After her schooling was completed, Viola helped on the family farm and on neighbors’ farms with various tasks.

Viola was united in marriage to Dale Krumrey, Sr. on June 23, 1934. The couple made their home in Charles City and they were blessed with two children: Dale, Jr. and Connie. Viola stayed at home to raise her family and take care of the household.

Viola was a member of The Moose Lodge in Charles City. She loved dancing from an early age and treasured any time she could get on the dance floor. Viola also enjoyed traveling, camping and just being outdoors. But spending time with her family was what she loved the most.

Living family members include her two children: Dale Krumrey, Jr. and Connie DeVries both of Charles City; three grandchildren: Debra (Kevin) Eggers, Donna Meyer (Tami Roney) and Gary (Kelli) Crangle; five great-grandchildren: Amber (Chuck) Berger, Travis (Kristian) Mahlstedt, Miranda Cunningham, Nora Crangle and Ella Crangle; six great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale, Sr.; daughter-in-law, Charlotte Krumrey; son-in-law, Darrell DeVries; great-grandson, David Meyer, Jr.; four brothers: Arnold “Barney”, William, Dale and Wesley Banks; and two sisters: Gladys Harris and Mildred Hess.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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