Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere sympathy, Andy and family. I remember during our high school years the two of you being an item and loved by all. You were truly blessed with your best friend and the memories you shared your lifetime, Andy. May they comfort you all through the days ahead knowing she left many positive and loving behind but her memory will always be in your hearts.

Posted by Trudy (shipman) Cook - Beloit, WI - Classmate   April 09, 2016

I was deeply saddened to hear of Vicki's passing. We were best friends all
throughout high school and even though our lives took us miles apart after
that I still thought of all the wonderful memories that we shared. She always
had a smile on her face and with that bubbly personality she would easily win
over anyone's heart.Even though I hadn't seen her for so many years I was so
looking forward to seeing her at our 50th class reunion in August.Vicki is such
a special person and will certainly be in my heart forever. Words just aren't
enough to describe the amount of sadness in my heart, A beautiful soul has
moved into heaven and I look forward to that day when I can see her again.

Posted by Jane Nelson - brighton, CO - Friend   April 04, 2016

Jeff and family, Sorry to hear of Vicki's passing. May the many good memories help you through these times as well as the support of all your family and friends.

Posted by DIanne Strickler - Springville, IA - Acquaintance   April 04, 2016

Dear Andy, Jeff, Jason and families,
We are so very sorry for your loss and pray for healing to come to all of you although there will be a huge void in your lives. She was special.
My memories of Vicki are from a time longer ago than seems possible. We were very young and both new to the Rathbun Hatchery. We hit it off right away and had so much in common - the boys, sewing, gardening, canning etc. and we had some really good times.
I'll share my memory of meeting Vicki after we got moved into our house at the hatchery. She came over and one of the very first things she asked was if we wanted to go to church with you all in Moravia. A testimony to her faith even at that young age. I also remember as we were visiting in our back yard our very spoiled and naughty Cocker Spaniel lifted his leg and peed on Vicki's foot! I was so very, very embarrassed but she kindly laughed it off and even after that she made me her friend. I don't think she ever did like that dog though.
So many people have mentioned her laugh and smile - they were her trademark. Love to all of you, Marsha & Vern

Posted by Marsha Spykerman - Sibley, IA - Friend   April 03, 2016

So very sorry for your loss.She was A very special happy And cheerful person; so glad my family got to visit with her at their Aunt Eleanor's services.

Posted by Donna Tate - Owensboro, KY - Family   April 03, 2016

We are very sorry to learn of Vicki's passing.

Richard, Carol and Family

Posted by Richard Keilig Jr. - Moravia, IA - Friend   April 03, 2016

Andy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Don Bonneau - Indianola, IA - Friend   April 03, 2016


Thinking of all of you.

Posted by Lisa Biebesheimer - Clear Lake, IA - Family   April 02, 2016

Praying for comfort and hope for you all as you mourn and celebrate Vicki's love and legacy. I remember her cheerfulness and sweet laugh from when we are all together when I was a little girl.

Posted by Kelli (Brockman) Wessels - Chiang Rai, Thailand - Friend   April 02, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. Vicki was a wonderful lady. It is a sad time for everyone she touched.

Posted by Bob Cramer - Reading, PA - Friend   April 02, 2016

So sorry to hear Vicki s battle has ended Andy please know that you have been Blesses to have LOVED and been love by someone so special that saying goodbye will be so hard .The pain of loss will always be there but it will get different you will see .

Posted by Gene and Alta Daniels - Centerville, IA - Friend   April 02, 2016

Our deepest condolences to Andy and rest of sweet Vicki's family. This world has lost a gem. We will miss her vibrant personality, her quick, warm, perky smile/laugh, and her twinkling eyes! She will be painfully missed but very warmly remembered!

Posted by Jerry & Debi Brockman - Bella Vista, AR - Friend   April 02, 2016

I'm so sorry to hear of Vicki's passing. What a sweet, caring woman....Your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.

Posted by Leanne Ports (Luse) - Aurora, IL - Friend   April 02, 2016

After such a long time of caring for Vicki, she has gone on to Heaven. The pain is gone. Peace is finally here for Vicki, but you are left behind to miss her, to heal, to look forward to that day of happy reunion. We pray for strength, comfort, and peace for you at this time, and in the days ahead.

Posted by Mark and Thelma Smothers    April 02, 2016

Andy and family ,
I was so deeply saddened to hear of Vicki's passing . Like the others from our class I was so looking forward to seeing her again in August . I will always remember her as the adorably sweet , bubbly , brown eyed friend she was in school . May God Bless and comfort you all .

Linda Simpson Fox
Class of '66

Posted by LINDA SIMPSON FOX - MANSFIELD, TX - Classmate   April 01, 2016

Andy & Family ...I am so sorry to hear of Vicki's passing. I was so glad to get to see and talk to her at the last football game before the C-W school closing. I too have many good memories of our cheerleading days together. May your heavy hearts find some comfort, healing and peace in all the wonderful memories you made as a couple and as a family. Please take care...Gretchen Cink McGahuey

Posted by Gretchen Cink McGahuey - Wesley, IA - Friend   April 01, 2016


I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Vicki was always someone I enjoyed seeing and talking to. She had an amazing smile and positive attitude. She was always supportive of people and the community. Please know she will be remembered.

Posted by Jennifer Argo - Des Moines, IA - Friend   April 01, 2016


Our sincere sympathy to Andy and family and to Kenny and Delores. I
will always remember the girl who lived across the road as a very happy person with a sweet smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Dwight and Marilyn Spangler - Davenport, IA - Neighbor   April 01, 2016

Prayers to you and your family. I am truly sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

Posted by Lora Lyons - Moulton, IA   April 01, 2016

Dear Andy and family,
I have such fond memories of Vicki as our family lived across the road from Kenny and Delores until we moved to town when I was in the sixth grade. Our greatest joy was getting to spend an afternoon together playing. In high school, we were cheerleaders together and had so much fun.

Jim was in the same class as Vicki and always respected and liked her so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May all your wonderful memories of her comfort you at this sad time.

Jim and Kathy (Spangler) Wagner

Posted by Kathy WAGNER - COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Friend   April 01, 2016


Sending Condolences to The Family Of Mrs Moore.. She Always had A Smile To Share Or A hug to Give.. She Will Be Missed By Many!

Posted by Kenny Robertson - Fort Myers Beach, FL - Friend   April 01, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every member of the family. Vicki will be so missed. Gone too soon, but not hurting.

We are here for all of you...anytime.

Love, Patty and Terry

Posted by Patricia and Terry Trogstad - Marietta, GA - Family   March 31, 2016

Andy & family,
We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Vicki. She was always so friendly & fun to be around when we got to see you all at DNR get-togethers. Our prayers are with your family. May God keep you close, now & always.

Posted by Mark & Pam Richardson - Chariton, IA - Friend   March 31, 2016

Andy and family,
I remember Vicki as our friendly, energetic C-W High School cheerleader! She had the warmest smile and was a very special friend.
Vicki was helping us put our 50th Class Reunion together for next August. We will miss her laughter and fun spirit, but somehow I know she will be right there with us helping us celebrate! I extend my deepest sympathy to your family as I hold you close in my heart and prayers. May God give you comfort and peace.

With Sympathy,
Vick & Jerry Alsa

Posted by Vicki Als, Detmering - Mason City, IA - Classmate   March 31, 2016

Our hearts go out to you, Andy, and your family in your loss. Bonnie and I have so enjoyed getting to know Vicki. Her smile could light up the room! I remember one evening some seven or eight years ago when you guys had some of us fisheries folks over for supper. I went to open a bottle of tonic water and it literally exploded all over your kitchen! Vicki just laughed and handed me a roll of paper towels. It was a fun time that night and the memory will stay with me forever. We hope that in time your memories of Vicki will bring more smiles than tears. God bless you and your family.

Marion and Bonnie Conover

Posted by Marion Conover - Adel, IA - Friend   March 31, 2016

So very sorry, prayers to Andy, Jeff, Jason and families. She was such a nice lady, always had a smile on her face! She will be missed by many.

Posted by Valerie Miller - Moravia, IA   March 31, 2016


The years have flown by but Vicki remained a friend we always felt connected to. She was dependable, smart, outgoing and loved by so many. Vicki had faith in God and the wisdom to live life honorably.
Nothing could make you happier than to hear her laugh! It was All Vicki!
Our lives will continue on without this beautiful soul as will our memories of a beloved friend.

With deepest sympahy,

Dan and Carol Kelley

Posted by C Kelley - Kirksville, MO   March 31, 2016

I want to extend my condolences to Vicki"s family and friends. As we are planning our 50th high school reunion, her death both saddens me because we will not get to see her again and acts as a reminder not to put off reaching out to people who have touched our lives. Even though we have not had contact for many years, I know a light has gone out in the world. With fond remembrance, Kristi Nerem

Posted by kristi nerem - minneapolis, MN - Classmate   March 31, 2016

Sorry for your loss...if there is anything I can do let me know

Posted by Nick Howe - Centerville, IA - Friend   March 31, 2016


Andy and family so sad to hear of Vicki's passing. A great lady! giving so much to her family, church, school and community, always with a smile on her face!!! She will be missed but oh the wonderful memories you will have. Blessings to you all!

Posted by LaVonne Boin - West Des Moines, IA - Friend   March 31, 2016

Thoughts and prayers to you all!

Posted by Jan Lynch Townsend - Bloomfield - Friend   March 31, 2016

Vicky was a truly beautiful spirit. I will miss her friendly smile when we'd meet.

Posted by Deanna Allen - Centerville, IA - Friend   March 31, 2016

Very sorry for your loss. Vicki was a great lady and we were lucky to have known her. XO

Posted by Stacey Stater - Saint Louis, MO - Friend   March 31, 2016


Andy - Mark and I are so saddened to hear of Vicki's passing. She always had the most beautiful smile and caring, welcoming nature. We have many wonderful memories of DNR get-togethers and the fun that Vicki brought to those. She always had a kind word and wanted to stay up to date with our family happenings:)
She will be missed by many, but leaves behind wonderful memories. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord and those beautiful memories sustain you.

Mark and Kelly

Posted by Mark and Kelly Boucher - Elliott, IA - Friend   March 31, 2016