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August 27, 1922 - December 2, 2016

Silas was born August 27, 1922 at home in Allamakee County, Iowa, the son of Lewis and Laura (Goodno) Vongroven.  He was baptized and confirmed at the Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church.  He attended the Waterloo Ridge School.

He worked for area farmers until he was drafted into the Army.  He served in Germany and Czechoslovakia, and was honorably discharged on August 26, 1946. 

 On December 30, 1948 he married Beulah Treangen at the Waterloo Ridge Lutheran parsonage.  They farmed in Houston and Fillmore Counties.  He was a member of the Henrytown Lutheran Chruch, the American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He enjoyed fishing, farming, playing cards, watching baseball games, working outside gardening and mowing, playing games with his great grandchildren, and spending time with his family, friends, and neighbors. 

Silas passed away Friday, December 2, 2016 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel at the age of 94. 

Silas is survived by his wife Beulah of Mabel; a son Stanley (LuAnn) of Decorah, Iowa; two granddaughters Lana (Jerry) Scrabeck of Lanesboro, Minnesota, and Sara (Tina) Palmer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; three great grandchildren Nelson, Kristen, Jasmine, and Nevaeh; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers Dale, Norman, Garland, and Lester; three sister-in-laws Julia, Marjorie, and Alvina. 

Funeral services will be 10:30 am on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Assumption Catholic Church, in Canton. Burial will be in the HenrytownLutheran Cemetery with military honors from the American Legion.  Visitation will be from 3 - 7 p.m. Monday, December 5 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday.  


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