Carl VerSteeg


Date: Fri, October 13, 2017
Start time: 11:00 am
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive, Adel, Iowa 50003
Arrangements By:
The Cremation Society of Iowa


Carl VerSteeg

Carl passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Kavanagh House Hospice with family and friends at his side.

A committal service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, October 13 at Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Adel, IA. A memorial gathering will follow at The American Legion Post 403, 910 Main Street, Van Meter, IA.

Carl was born November 8, 1932 in Pella, IA to Margaret and George VerSteeg. He attended Pella Public Schools and Iowa State College graduating with a degree in Architecture in 1955. As an Ensign in the U.S. Navy he attended flight school at Pensacola, Florida and received his wings at Corpus Christi, Texas in 1956. Carl spent the next years of service flying ADs off the U.S.S. Hornet. Following discharge from the Navy he continued to serve in the Reserves until he retired as a commander.

Carl practiced Architecture in Des Moines and was the editor of “The Iowa Architect” for several years, enjoyed writing, volleyball, miniature trains, bike riding, and listening to classical music on WOI radio. He loved Shakespeare and opera. Carl spent many hours painting watercolors and making furniture. In his last ten years, his vegetable garden kept him busy.

Carl is survived by his wife Jeanne; twin sister Carol Manussier of Bloomington, MN; brother-in-law Curt Snow of Pasadenia, MD; three children: daughter Phyllis (Ben) Krupowicz of Naperville, IL, daughter Dawn (Tim) Anderson of Olathe, KS, and son Mark VerSteeg of Des Moines. Carl has three wonderful granddaughters: Sarah Anderson, Emily Anderson Tompkins and Mariah Krupowicz; one precious great-grandson, Damon Tompkins; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Marcia Snow and Phyllis Schakel; and brothers-in-law, Mark Schakel and Vic Manussier.

The family would like to thank Calvin Community, the doctors and nurses at Iowa Lutheran Hospital, and the wonderful people at Kavanagh House Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Salvation Army or the Iowa Homeless Youth Shelter.

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