Virginia Fastenow Creston

Published: Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 11:04 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 11:20 a.m. CDT

Virginia Fastenow, 79, of Creston died Sept. 15, 2013, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. Mary O’Riley will officiate. Private burial will be in Graceland Cemetery at a later date. Visitation with family present will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials can be given to Elks National Foundation or Creston Gibson Memorial Library book fund. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Virginia Lee (Baker) Fastenow, daughter of Leona R. (Fulp) and Glen F. Baker, was born May 12, 1934, in Jewell.

Virginia graduated from Webster City High School in 1951.

Virginia worked as an operator for Northwestern Bell in Webster City.

On May 22, 1955, Virginia married Bill Fastenow in Webster City.

They lived in Webster City until September 1955, when they moved to Iowa City, where she worked in retail clothing. They lived in Marshalltown and then in Hannibal, Mo., working in clothing sales.

They moved to Creston in 1957.

She moved to Creston Nursing and Rehab in January 2011.

Virginia was associated with the United Church of Christ in Creston and was a member of Lady Elks. Earlier in her life, Virginia was involved with Cub Scouts and was an elementary school home room hostess.

Virginia is survived by her husband Bill Fastenow of Creston; son Tom (wife Monica) Fastenow of Creston; daughter Diane (husband Tom) Palmer of Creston; sister Bonnie (husband Larry) Brownfield of Des Moines; grandchildren, Steven (wife Jessica) Fastenow of Carlisle, Jodi (husband Neil) Lang of West Des Moines, Andrew Palmer (friend Brittany Stafford) and Curtis Palmer of Creston; great-granddaughter Adalynn Fastenow; step-grandchildren, Kyle (wife Stormy) Wilson of Creston and Korey Wilson of Altoona; and step-great-granddaughter Harper Wilson; nephews, Mark Brownfield, Kevin Casey and Brian (wife Kate) Bergen; nieces, Brenda (husband Keith) Dentlinger and Mary Thornborough; great-niece and -nephew Kendall and Skylar Dentlinger; and numerous other extended family members.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; father- and mother-in-law, Bill and Emma Fastenow; and sisters-in-law, Kathleen Casey and Betty Bergen.

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