Homestead-Vernon Christian Sandersfeld was born January 27, 1924, near Homestead, Iowa, the son of George and Gesina (Steinke) Sandersfeld. He attended St. John Lutheran School. Vernon served in the United States Army during WWII. Vernon was united in marriage to Anna Rose Mantz on September 28 1947 in Marengo. To this union they were blessed with two sons. She died October 27, 1977. He later married Esther Elfrieda Beer on August 25, 1979 on the farm near Homestead., she died January 9, 2008. Vernon was then united in marriage to Esther Jahlas Trimpe Young in 2011at St. John Lutheran Church, Homestead. He was a life long farmer along with working at Amana Refrigeration retiring in 1989. He enjoyed planting trees, gardening, woodworking and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church near Homestead, Farm Bureau, N.F.O. and was a life member of the Iburg Poulson VFW Post #8797. He also served on the Iowa County Conservation Board for 9 years and Garrison Creamery Board for 4 years. Vernon passed away peacefully, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at his home at the age of 94.
He is survived by his wife Esther of Homestead: two sons: Steve ( Becky) Sandersfeld of Homestead and David Sandersfeld of Chicago; four step children: Robert (Rita) Trimpe of Williamsburg, Diane (Gene) Von Ahsen of Homestead, Beverly (Terry) Arp of Oxford and Dean (Linda) Trimpe of Williamsburg; three grandchildren: Tonya (Scott) Powell, Jennifer (Jerry) Waddilove and Cory (Jillian) Sandersfeld; seven great grandchildren; thirteen step grandchildren and twenty-one step great grandchildren. He is preceded by his parents, two children in infancy Jane and Brian, two wives, two brothers: Martin and Elmer Sandersfeld and four sisters: Ida Witte, Erna Maas, Alma Mueller and Gertrude Vogt.
Celebration of Life Service will be 10:00 am on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church near Homestead. Burial will is at St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. There will be a VFW Service at 7:00 pm. Memorial are for Essence of Life Hospice, St. John Lutheran Church or Lutheran Interparish School.
Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com
To the Sandersfeld family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss of your loved one. As you cope with your loss, may you find comfort in knowing that God promises to put an end to all the things that have plagued mankind for centuries including pain and death (Rev 21:3,4). May these promises from God's word, the Bible give you comfort now and real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.
David and Steve-I remember seeing your dad at your activities years ago when we were in high school in Williamsburg. I know he was proud of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care God is with you! Margaret Watkins Fett
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