Veryl V. Olofson, born to LeeVerne and Thelma (Shelton) Olofson on June 9, 1926, passed away at the age of 95 on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Kavanaugh House on 56th in Des Moines, Iowa.
Veryl grew up in Stratford, Iowa and graduated from Stratford High School. He joined the United States Army and honorably served his country during WWII. Veryl married Clarice Louise Coan and from this union three children were born: Linda, Larry, and Patrick. Together they raised their family in Boone where Veryl was a plumber for Holbrook Plumbing for a number of years.
In 1969, Veryl married his second wife, Twyla Keebaugh and added two beloved daughters, Patricia and Judy, to his family. Veryl and Twyla lived in Des Moines, Norwalk, and Texas. They enjoyed spending time traveling and were members of the Good Sam Camping group. Veryl finished his career as a project engineer with the National Animal Disease Lab in Ames, Iowa.
Veryl enjoyed woodworking, fishing, dancing, and country music. He continued plumbing work on the side throughout the years and was proud to have been a self-reliant man even up until his last days.
Veryl is survived by his long-time partner Deloris Wilson of Waukee; children Linda Silver of Bettendorf, Larry (Cheryl) Olofson of Grimes Patrick Olofson of Galesville, WI, Patricia Anders of San Antonio, TX and Judy (Jim) Nordquist of Rock Island, IL; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law Bev Olofson of Boone, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Twyla, 3 granddaughters, and brothers Leo Dean Olofson and Derrell Olofson.
In keeping with Veryl’s wishes, he has been cremated. A celebration of life will be held Monday, August 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Stratford, Iowa.
Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services of Waukee has been entrusted with his final arrangements.