Oct. 15, 1938 -- Aug. 19, 2018
Robert Viergutz, 79, of Leigh died Aug. 19, 2018, at the Columbus Care and Rehabilitation Center in Columbus.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, rural Leigh, with Rev. Dr. Marsha Jark-Swain officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery, rural Duncan. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Gass Haney Funeral Home and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the church with a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
Robert was born Oct. 15, 1938, in Columbus to James and Letha (Blake) Viergutz. He attended Country School District 11 and graduated from Osceola High School in 1957. On June 15, 1958, Robert was united in marriage to Sharon Lee Deden in Shelby. They farmed near Silver Creek for several years then moved to Leigh where Robert worked for 20 years at the Camaco Plant in Columbus. Robert enjoyed collecting International toy tractors, going fishing and camping and going to auctions. He also liked his flowers and his favorite bird, the cardinal.
Robert is survived by wife Sharon Viergutz of Leigh, son Jim (friend - Donna) Viergutz of Irene, South Dakota; daughter Shari (Dennis) Ditloff of Silver Creek, daughter Nancy (friend - Rick) Soll of Irene, South Dakota; daughter Becky (friend - John) Svoboda of Schuyler; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews; sister Bonnie (Jim) Carlson of Osceola, brother Bill (Deb) Soll of Columbus, sister Kathy (Rod) Jones of Osceola, brother Chuck (Beth) Soll of Osceola.
Robert was preceded in death by parents James and Letha Viergutz; and step-father Charles Soll.
Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com.