Mabel E. Vajgrt, 73

Mabel Ellen Vajgrt, 73, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home with burial at a later date. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society or to any other charity of choosing. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Mabel and her family. Phone 641-844-1234.

Mabel Viers was born on November 10, 1939, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Lewis and Edra Viers. On December 19, 1975 Mable married Martin Vajgrt in Laurel. They resided together in Laurel and Holiday Lake in Brooklyn. When Martin passed away Mabel moved to Marshalltown.

Mabel had previously worked at Taylors Maid Rite and also with her husband at Vajgrt Lawn and Gardening and Seed. Mabel loved all kinds of flowers and just being outside, loved to quilt Afghans, her dog “Mitzy” and a cat “Martin”, and even liked to go to Meskwaki once in a while to gamble and play bingo and was a member of the Moose Lodge. Above all else, she enjoyed the time she spent with her family and friends.

Mabel is survived by her children: Roger (Dorothy) Reeves of Marshalltown and Jack Reeves also from Marshalltown; grandchildren: Mike Reeves of Marshalltown, Kelly Reeves of Garwin, Jesse Reeves of Marshalltown and Holly Reeves of Oelwein; brothers: Lewis (Peg) Viers of Seattle, Washington, Jack Viers of Cedar Rapids and Bill (Gloria) Viers of Cedar Rapids; and her very special friends: Elner Rutledge, Mary Vajgrt and Carol Ann. She will truly be missed by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many friends.

Mabel is preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Martin; both of her parents; son: Robert “Bob” Reeves; brother: Larry Viers and sister: Annabelle Harms.