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Vinnie A. Drafahl

Vinnie Alberta Drafahl, 99, of Solon, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at the Solon Retirement Village. Celebration of life gathering was Friday, Jan. 22, at Brosh Chapel in Solon, with burial following in Coralville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family. A full obituary for Vinnie is also available at www.broshchapel.com.
Vinnie was born Feb. 27, 1916, in Wapello, the daughter of Harvey and Sarah (Houtz) Reid. She was united in marriage to Arnold Noble in 1932. They raised seven children. Arnold died in 1985. In 1959, Vinnie was married to Roland Drafahl. Throughout the years, she worked at the Burlington Ordinance Plant, Muscatine Lutheran Home, Oakdale, University of Iowa and retired from Aero Rentals in 2004. She enjoyed being around people and having fun. She loved to dance, traveling and seeing new things, cooking and fishing. The time spent with her family was very special to her.
Vinnie is survived by her children Wayne (Delores) Noble and Roger (Darlene) Noble both of Wapello, Pauline (Bill) Woodring of Williamsburg, Patsy Howard (Jim Long) of Muscatine, Ruth Ann Burk (Dick Jepsen) of Denison and Joyce (Larry) Milliman of Solon; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Vinnie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roland who died in 1984, a son Dean Noble, as well as her six sisters and three brothers. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com