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Ellen McCormick Vrooman Felt
May 7, 1912–January 28, 2009
Ellen Vrooman Felt, 96, of Riverside, California and formerly of Olin, Iowa, died Wednesday, January 28, 2009, in Mission Viejo, California.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 1:00 p.m., at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Chapel, Riverside, California. Interment will be held at the Olin Cemetery, Olin, Iowa on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation from 12:00—2:00 p.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin, Iowa.
Ellen was born May 7, 1912 to Grace and Walter McCormick near the small town of Olin, Iowa. She graduated from Olin High School and the University of Northern Iowa. On March 9, 1933, Ellen was united in marriage to Dee L. Vrooman. He died on August 13, 1985. In June of 1986, she married Dr. Carl Felt in Riverside, California. He died on November 3, 1999.
Ellen was a teacher in Olin, Oxford Junction and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and retired from Jefferson Elementary School in Corona, California in 1977.
She is survived by her sons, Kerry Vrooman and wife, Mary of Mission Viejo, California, James Vrooman and his wife Regina of Olin, Iowa; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Vrooman of Santa Monica, California; eleven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Jon David Vrooman and Roger Vrooman, a granddaughter, Kathy Jo, three brothers, John, Lowell and Willard McCormick, and four sisters, Ruth Sieveka, Verna McCormick, Reva Goodlove and Analee Kinnison.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 6 February 2009

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