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Velva Ann (Klinkkammer) Zousel

May 31, 1936 ~ July 9, 2019 (age 83)

Velva Ann Zousel, 83, of Cedar Valley, passed away at Crestview Nursing Home in West Branch, Iowa on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 with her family by her side. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 12 from 9:30 AM until the start of the funeral service at 11:00 AM at Fry Funeral Home in Tipton, Iowa. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Branch. General Memorial Fund has been established in her memory. Online condolences can be shared at

Velva was born on May 31, 1936, in Anamosa, Iowa, to Alvin and Annie Miller Klinkkammer. She was a graduate of West Liberty High School in West Liberty, Iowa. On September 17, 1955, Velva married Charles (Jr.) William Zousel at Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.  Velva enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She made the best potato salad and sage dressing and her family always wanted her to make fried potatoes when they were camping. She also enjoyed baking apple pies with her son, Dewayne.

Velva is survived by her son Dewayne (Pat) Zousel of Tipton, Iowa, son-in-law Terry Cain, Tipton, Iowa, her grandchildren Zachary (Courtney) Zousel, Brandon (Natalie) Zousel, Tara Andresen, and Teresa Cain, great-grandchildren Zachary Zousel, Henzley Zousel, Evan Andresen, Aela Zousel, sister-in-law, Carol Klinkkammer, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, daughter Diane Cain, grandson-in-law Joe Andresen, sisters Virginia Seaton and Viola Wilcox, brothers Raymond Klinkkammer and Ronald Klinkkammer.

Velva's family would like to thank the staff of Prairie Hills Assisted Living for their care and friendship over the past eight years.

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