Art Vos

Art Vos, age 94, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Fieldcrest Assisted Living in Sheldon, Iowa.

His services will be 11:00am Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa with the Rev. Dale Lint ~ officiating. A Private Graveside Service will be held in East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon, Iowa.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 2, 2013 with the Family present from 9:00 – 10:00am at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa.

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Arrangements under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon, Iowa.

Arthur Vos was born in Boyden, Iowa on July 9, 1918 to William and Mina (Tott) Vos. He graduated from Boyden High School and married Ruth Van Houte on June 29, 1940 in Rock Rapids, Iowa. They lived for a time in San Diego, California, then to Mora, Minnesota, Sheldon, Sibley and Rock Rapids, Iowa. Art was a brick layer and a lifetime member of SDADC (Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Union) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The couple returned to Sheldon and remained there for the last 31 years. Ruth preceded him in death on June 18, 2006. Two years after her death Art moved into Fieldcrest Assisted Living where he passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013 reaching the age of 94 years, 6 months and 18 days.

Art enjoyed visiting with his many friends, playing cards and fishing.

He is survived by his daughter, Sue and her husband, Wayne Kooiker of Orange City, Iowa; five grandchildren, Mary and her husband, John Tobin of Yorba Linda, California, Bruce and his wife, Linda Larsen of Cedar, Minnesota, Chris Larsen and his fiancé, Tracy Coelho of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, Carol and her husband, Pip Fisher of Granger, Iowa and Will and his wife, Heather Kooiker of Colonial Heights, Virginia; five great grandchildren, Kristen Tobin, Jeffrey and his wife, Tara Kaye Tobin, Aubrie and Easton Kooiker and Lincoln Fisher; one great-great granddaughter, Aubree Tobin; and many nieces and nephews.

Art was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth of 64 years, his parents, a daughter, Bonnie Larsen, sister, Caroline Jacobsma and brother, Billy Vos.