Velma Lois Crosser, 88, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, passed away Monday, December 9, 2019, at Scenic Manor, Iowa Falls. Funeral services for Velma Lois Crosser will be 10:30 am Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 520 College Ave, Iowa Falls. A Time of visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, December 13, 2019, at the Linn’s Funeral Home 1521 Washington Avenue, Iowa Falls. Burial will be at Northlawn Memory Garden Cemetery, Iowa Falls. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to Greenbelt Humane Society, 319 River Street, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126 or the First Congregational UCC Church, 520 College Avenue, Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126. The Linn’s Funeral Home Iowa Falls Chapel are handling the arrangements.
Velma Lois Holbrock Crosser was born September 8, 1931, at Iowa Falls, Iowa, the daughter of Wendell William and Caroline Irene Santee Holbrock. She graduated Iowa Falls High School with the Class of 1949. She graduated Ellsworth Community College receiving an Associate of Arts Degree. On February 4, 1951, she was united in marriage to Donald Paul Crosser. To this union three children were born: Harold, Wendell, and Kenneth. She was the proud owner of The Stitchery Shop in Iowa Falls for many years where she was also an agent for Marshall & Swift dry cleaners. Previously to that she was a book keeper for Citizens State Bank, Secretary for Campbells Supply, Sales clerk for Coast-to-Coast. She was over a 70 year member of The First Congregational Church and over thirty years of The American Legion Auxiliary. She was an avid animal lover especially cats.
She is survived by her children Harold (Donna) Crosser of Iowa Falls, Iowa, Wendell (Teresa) Crosser of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Kenneth (April) Crosser of Ottumwa, Iowa, fifteen grandchildren: Alex (Kelly) Crosser, Katelyn (Jordan) Nickerson, Peyton Crosser, Kenlee Crosser, Jaxson Crosser, Kaitlin (John) Loftin, Jocelyn Hammack, Shyla (Kurt) Bremer, Stephanie (Randy) Rottinghaus, Annette McNamara, Crystal(Aaron) Putze, Jessica (Joey) Buchheit, Ashley (Danny) Wegg, Bryan (Ashley) Crosser, and Adam Russell Crosser, seventeen great-grandchildren: Shiloh Loftin, Harlow Crosser, Brody Bremer, Brailee Bremer, Andrew Rottinghaus, Ashton Rottinghaus, Aubrielle Rottinghaus, Garrett Putze, Grant Putze, Jaelyn Putze, Drew Buchheit, Keeley Buchheit, Brandt Wegg, Jameson Wegg, Grace Wegg, Will Crosser, Ellie Crosser.
She was preceded in death by her parents Wendell and Caroline Holbrock, her husband Donald Crosser, her sister and brother in-law Mary Ina and Leon Deibler, and a daughter in-law Amber Crosser.
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