DIANA ELAINE VITTETOE
Diana Elaine Vittetoe, 87, of Washington, Iowa, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020,
at the Halcyon House due to congestive heart failure.
A private graveside
service and interment will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Elm Grove Cemetery, with Father Bernie Weir officiating. Memorials have been established for St. James Catholic Church and the Halcyon House Good Samaritan Fund. Condolences may be sent for Diana's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com or to 3176 Coppock Road, Washington, IA 52353.
Diana was born June 26, 1932, in Washington County, near Keota, to Albert and Anna (Greiner) Sieren. She graduated from Keota High School in 1950. She was married to Edwin J. Vittetoe on Aug. 15, 1950, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Keota. They farmed in the Keota-Harper and Ainsworth areas, then on their own farm south of Washington since 1960.
Diana was a devoted farm wife her whole life and a dedicated homemaker and supporter of her husband and children in their many activities. She loved her family with all her heart, cherished the time spent with them and would do anything for them. Diana always put others before herself. She was a member of the St. James Catholic Church, where she served as a leader of her church circle. She was a longtime 4-H leader and enjoyed volunteering at the Washington County Fair. Diana was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed reading and baking. She participated in neighborhood clubs wherever she lived. Diana was loved and will be missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of almost 70 years, Ed Vittetoe of Washington, Iowa; three daughters, Jane (Kent) Dallmeyer of Washington, Iowa, Nancy (Thomas) Schaeffer of Des Peres, Mo., and Marcia (Ted) Reece of Scottsdale, Ariz.; son, Ron Vittetoe of Washington, Iowa; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; siblings, Don (Edna) Sieren, James (Connie) Sieren, Dennis Sieren; Rosemary (Leo) Vittetoe and Mary Lou Bower; sisters-in-law, Gail Sieren and Marilyn Sieren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert, Gerald and Charles Sieren; and sisters-in-law, Dolores and Kathryn Sieren.
Mothers, Grandmothers and Great-Grandmothers hold our hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.