Memorial services will take place Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Velda Deloris was born Feb. 23, 1918 to Emmet and Florence (Baumgarner) Ford in Storm Lake. Growing up she attended Lakeside Presbyterian Church where she was baptized and confirmed. Velda attended school and graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1935. After high school she continued her education at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake and was a part of the graduating class of 1939.
On Sept. 28, 1940 she was united in marriage to Floyd "Robbie" Robinson in Maryville, Mo. This union was blessed with four children: Deloris, Louise, James and Susan.
Velda worked as the librarian at the public library and church library. She was a member of book clubs, the Presbyterian Women Alpha Group and the sewing circle. Velda was also active in the Buena Vista Historical Society, a Harker House tour guide, involved in the senior center and was a past member of Wa-Tan-Ve and Questers. In her spare time she especially enjoyed reading western novels and found interest in tracing the family history. Velda also liked to challenge her mind with crossword puzzles. She loved to travel and cherished pets.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Deloris Moriarty of Omaha, Neb.; Louise Bates of Boulder, Colo.; James (Joleen) Robinson of Storm Lake; and Susan (Tom) Smith of Lakeside; sister-in-law, Betty Robinson; grandchildren: Sean, Aron, and Shannon Moriarty; Christopher Bates; Chad, Shane and Whitney Robinson; and Abigail, Kelly and Ethan Smith; ten great-grandchildren; extended family and many friends.
Velda was preceded in death by her parents: Emmet and Florence; husband, Robbie; sister, Wanda Meyer; and son-in-law, Dennis Moriarty.
Velda's secret to long life is: a view of the lake, a good book, and a glass of red wine (maybe two, if the cat didn't want hers).
Velda will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.