Nov. 7, 1914-Feb. 21, 2018
Clear Lake -- Henry Vierkant, 103, of Clear Lake, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at the Apple Valley Assisted Living in Clear Lake. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 27, at the First Reformed Church, Meservey, with Rev. Rodney Meester presiding. Interment will be at the Meservey Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 hour before the service at the church.
Henry Vierkant was born November 7, 1914 in Wisner Township, Franklin County, Iowa, a son of Berand and Gesema (Arenholtz) Vierkant. He attended country school until beginning to work on the farm for his father and brother.
Henry was united in marriage with Elizabeth Koch April 9, 1941. They farmed near Meservey until retiring from farming in 1962 and moving to Mason City. Henry continued working until he was in his 80's ending his career at Lea Mobile Glass.
Henry lived for his grandkids, spending as much time enhancing their lives with his presence and teachings. He never skipped an opportunity for new experiences including the last few years when he was able to ride in a John Deere Combine, a helicopter and a Polaris Slingshot. He loved to travel to see the country and drove 2 trips to Alaska.
Family members include his daughter: Suzanna (LaVerne) Lee, Clear Lake; son: Jim (Connie) Vierkant, Thornton; six grandchildren: Theresa (Danne) Thomas; Marilyn (Jeff) Inman; Michelle (Tom) DelaRiva; Barb (Matt) Lenning; Arlene (Darin) Enderton; James (Sheri) Vierkant; 9 great grandchildren; sister-in-law: Dolores Niese.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.