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Vyla C. Blaugh


Wed, Dec 12th, 2012
Posted in All Obituaries

Vyla C. Blough, 100, of Waterloo, Iowa, died at Friendship Retirement Center on Saturday, December 1, 2012, of natural causes.

Vyla Crystal Tammel was born March 17, 1912 in Preston, Minnesota, daughter of Jake and Jessie Broadwater Tammel. She married Edgar Blough May 24, 1942, in Preston at the Root River Brethren Church; he died September 16, 2001.

She graduated from high school and attended one year of college at John Fletcher Academy in University Park, Iowa. Continuing her education, she attended Normal School Teacher’s Training in Preston. She taught school in rural Minnesota for seven years and then married Edgar in 1942. Vyla and Edgar farmed together in Orange Township from the day they were married and until moving to Friendship Village.

She was a member of South Waterloo Church of the Brethren where she had been a financial secretary for a number of years, taught Sunday School and was a member of Women’s Fellowship. For many years she was the Hudson Herald’s correspondent for Orange Township. She was active as a 4-H Leader. Her pies and canned goods won numerous blue ribbon awards at the Cattle Congress.

Vyla is survived by son Richard and his wife Susan of Waterloo; daughter Shirley Miller and her husband Richard of Taylor, Wisc.; daughter Sharon Blough of Waterloo; granddaughter Rachelle (Matt Kutz) Miller of Madison, Wisc.; granddaughter Angela (Mike) Headlee of Bemidji, Minn.; grandson Joshua (Rachel) Blough of Waterloo; five great-grandchildren; sister Gayle Hodgson of Waterloo; brother Juan Tammel and his wife Lois of Harmony, Minn.; and sister-in-law Marilyn Tammel of Harmony. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, granddaughter Tanna Sue Blough, brothers Dwight and Donne Tammel, and sister Marjorie Wissing.

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