Rock Island-Viola Esther Lemon was born September 15, 1921 on the farm south of Homestead, Iowa, the daughter of Otto Mathias and Rosina Anna (Von Ahsen) Trimpe. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church near Homestead. She worked at Younkers as a sales clerk and the City of Davenport as an Adult School Patrol assistant for a number of years. Viola attended St. John's Lutheran School. Viola enjoyed spending time with her church friends, volunteering at the polls, reading, writing letters to friends and visiting with her grandchildren. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Davenport, LWML, Older Women's League and cancer support group. She also volunteered at Genesis West Hospital. Viola passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center at the age of 99.
She is survived by grandchildren, Danielle (Nick) McCulley of Adel, Lauren (Danny) Drewiske of Rockwall, TX and Cole (Nicole) Lemon of Havelock, NC; two great grandchildren, Hannah Drewiske and Hudson McCulley; a sister, Ida Strunk of Williamsburg and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, David Lemon, 4 brothers, Arnold Trimpe, Alfred Trimpe, Raymond Trimpe and Paul Trimpe and 5 sisters, Ruth Koehn, Edna Wetjen, Lorena Moennich, Esther Huedepohl and Luella Barnes.
Celebration of Life Graveside services will be 11:00 am on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery near Homestead. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Please practice social distancing. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
I knew Vi from the Davenport YMCA. She was very active in recent years and taught us younger ones a lesson -- keep yourself fit. A sweet woman, she will be missed. Kathy LaFrenz, Davenport
I was honored to call Viola a friend. My husband and I were neighbors with her at assisted living. She was a gentle, kind person who was always had a smile when you talked with her. She loved to talk about her family. Viola was very proud of them. I haven't seen her since covid started but I have missed
Vi was an awesome woman.
My dear sweet Aunt Viola - you were truly a "Classy Lady". You will be missed.. Peace to the family.
Warren & Sharon Pillard
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