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Darlene Faye Vantiger

January 6, 1930 May 2, 2019
Darlene Faye Vantiger
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Darlene Faye Vantiger, 89, of Denmark, Iowa passed away at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington, Iowa.

Born on January 6, 1930, the daughter of Darius Sr. and Ada (Cloud) Derr. On May 7, 1955, she married Paul Vintager Sr. in Fort Madison, Iowa. He preceded her in death on July 16,1992.

Survivors include two sons: Paul (Alice) Vantiger of Dallas City, Illinois and Alan (Jeanne) Vantiger of West Point, Iowa; four daughters: Lynn Chipman of Texas, Mary (Doug) Seberg of Burlington, Iowa, Julie (Jim) Steffen of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and Patty (Todd Ross) Vandenberg of Denmark, Iowa; eleven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; and two sister-in-laws: Liz Derr & La Von Vantiger. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Paul, one son, and her brothers and sisters.

Darlene was a nurses aid at Sacred Heart Hospital and Fort Madison Community Hospital for 30 years. She enjoyed gardening, watching softball games, listening to country music, and the children in the OB department at the hospital where she worked. But most of all, she enjoyed her grandchildren.

Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2019 at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point where family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point with Father Dennis Hoffman officiating.

Burial will be in the Denmark Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Denmark Fire & Rescue.

Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line condolences to the family may be made at

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West Point, IA

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