Velma M. Zubrod
March 11, 1924 ~ March 6, 2015
Velma M. Zubrod, age 90, of Alta Vista, IA, surrounded by her loving family, passed away on March 6, 2015 at Colonial Manor of Elma. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed, to St. Croix Hospice. Velma Martha, was born March 11, 1924, to Henry and Jennie (Sheets) Johnson. She graduated from Riceville High School in 1943. Following school she worked at the hospital in Riceville and the Oliver Corporation in Charles City, IA. On February 27, 1945 she married Orville Zubrod in rural Alta Vista. They started farming together shortly after Orville’s return from service, overseas, during WWII. In addition to raising five children and farming side by side with her husband, Velma loved gardening and playing cards. She also liked inviting friends, neighbors, and relatives over for meals, but her most joyful moments were spent with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. During her stay at Colonial Manor, she was blessed to have a caring home, and the loving support of St. Croix Hospice. She is survived by her husband, Orville; two sons, Larry (Cheri) Zubrod of Charles City, IA, David (Sharon) Zubrod of Cedar Rapids, IA; two daughters, Sharon (Bruce) Phillips of Cresco, IA, Carol (Steve) Junko of Pleasant Valley, MO; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Velma was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth; three sisters Dorothy, Maxine, and Viola; and one grandson, Michael Zubrod.