Condolence & Memory Journal

I saw this notice and it raises fond memories of a wonderful family. With many connections (as Dean Ladd was my grandfather) and time spent with your family. In fact, we have Vestal sightings in our Hogg home movies. Your mother was a wonderful woman and role model for all.

Posted by Barbara Hogg - Kenilworth, IL   June 06, 2016

To Allan and the Vestal Family,

I was so sad to hear that another exceptional mother has left us! May you find comfort in all your wonderful memories of her well-lived, well-loved life.

Posted by Evalyn Van Allen-Shalash - Iowa City, IA   April 21, 2016

To the Vestal family,

On behalf of my sister, Judy Boyd, we want to send our condolences. Our dad, Stephen Sass, often mentioned how appreciative he was of your dad's support when he first joined the U of I Law College faculty. I recall that our families got together, on occasion, for food and entertainment.

It must have been so much of a joy for your dad, along with your mom, that their four children all became lawyers.

You may know that we lost our dad in December of 1999, and our mom last July so we can relate.

We trust that you were able to enjoy your mom's presence for an extended period of time - 97 years young - truly amazing.

All the continued best to the four of you, your significant others, and your offspring.

Posted by Thomas Sass - Iowa City, IA - Friend   April 15, 2016

Deepest condolences Dave on the passing of your mom. Remembering good times at your house in our high school years. Sending good wishes and fond memories your way. Mothers will always live on in our hearts. Julie

Posted by Julie Mellecker - Iowa City, IA - Friend   April 14, 2016

To the Vestal family from the Youngs, our condolence on the passing of your mother. She will always be remembered as a kind warm person who clearly loved her family. Our thoughts are with you.

Posted by Robert Young - Ann Arbor, MI   April 12, 2016