Robert E. Vanourny, 91, of Swisher, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Colonial Manor of Amana. Services were held on Nov. 30 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed in Blain Cemetery near Swisher.
Robert was born June 1, 1922, in rural Solon, on what is now Sandy Beach Road, the son of Charley and Mary (Dolezal) Vanourny. He married Irma Stanek on Aug. 5, 1944, near Ely. Robert and Irma farmed all their lives near Swisher. Robert worked for over 39 years at Quaker Oats until his retirement in 1984. They enjoyed polka dances, fishing and going to Waterville, Minn. during the summers.
Robert is survived by his son, Robert J. of Swisher, a sister-in-law Irene Ziskovsky of Swisher; two nieces and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irma Vanourny on March 27, 2005, a sister Mary (Ed) Zachar, a brother Charles S. Vanourny.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to donor’s choice of charity.