Viola Price, 83, of Fairbank went to be with her Lord on Tuesday March 3, 2020. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM –12:00 PM on Monday March 9, 2020 at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home. Funeral Services will then begin at 12:00 PM with Pastor Zach Sommerlot officiating. Interment will be in Fontana Cemetery at Hazleton. A memorial fund has been established.
Viola Mae Price was born December 2, 1936 in Iowa Falls to parents Ernest and Sarah (Thatcher) Plum. She graduated from Tripoli High school with the class of 1955. On November 7, 1958 she was united in marriage with Alvin Price at the First Baptist Church of Sumner. Viola was employed in the office at Rath Packing in Waterloo and then became a homemaker. She later became a Nurse’s Aide at the Black Hawk County Care Facility. She had been a member of the Burton Avenue Baptist Church in Waterloo where she served in the nursery. Viola became a member of Faith Baptist Church in Oelwein, where she taught Sunday School and served in the nursery, upon moving to rural Fairbank in 1968, and later into Fairbank in 1978.
Left to celebrate Viola’s life are her husband Alvin of Fairbank; her children: Kathryn Hunemuller of Tripoli, Russell (Cheryl) Price of Bremen, GA, Stephen (Melissa) Price of Eagleville, TN, Lois (Ken) Dales of Altoona and Keith (Cheryl) Price of Carrollton, GA; 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; her sister Dorothy Clayman of Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Betty Bettenga; her brother Ernest Plum Jr.; her son-in-law Bill Hunemuller.