Eleanor Mary Vize
Eleanor Mary Vize, age 93, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, June 21, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Memorials may be given to Dubuque Arboretum and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hskfh.com. Eleanor was born May 21, 1926, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Victor Henry and Cathryn Mary (Shinstock) Hoerstmann. She married Joseph Edward Vize on April 3, 1948, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa. He preceded her in death on December 26, 1988. Eleanor was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Rosary Society. She volunteered her time at the Dubuque Arboretum and Mercy Hospital. Eleanor is survived by her children, Nancy (Bill) Schofield, of Shelton, Richard (Glenda Sue) Vize and Gerald “Jerry” (Eva) Vize, both of Dubuque, Iowa, Sharon (Gary) Schack, of Cantonment, Florida, Jean (Marv) Junk, of Marion, Iowa, Mary Ann “Bid” (Gary) Hubanks, of Dubuque, Iowa, Joseph (fiancée Bonnie) Vize, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Donald (Kari) Vize, Susann (Tony) Theisen, and James (Stacy) Vize, all of Dubuque, Iowa; and 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and her brother, Norman (Mary Ann) Hoerstman, of Hazel Green, Wisconsin. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; her son in infancy, Thomas; her daughter-in-law, Robin Vize; two brothers, Vernon and Marcellus; and her sister, Virginia (Robert) Vize. Eleanor Vize is Nancy Schofield’s birthmother and found her when she turned 50 years old. Nancy is very appreciative for the 22 years they had together.