In loving memory of

Virginia Seyb
October 22, 1925 - November 22, 2021

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Virginia Louise Seyb, 96, of Muscatine, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021, at SunnyBrook Assisted Living of Muscatine.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church. Reverend Pamela Saturnia will officiate. A private burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Trinity Muscatine Friends (Hospital Auxiliary), or to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at

Virginia was born on October 22, 1925, in Farmington, Iowa, the daughter of Clyde and Ida Rohdy DeRosear. She married Eugene E. Seyb on September 14, 1947, in Fort Madison. He preceded her in death on November 18, 2010.

Virginia was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday school for many years. She and her husband had been long time members of Geneva Golf and Country Club. Virginia was instrumental in the establishment of the Window Box, now known as the Trinity Muscatine Friends (Hospital Auxiliary).

She enjoyed birdwatching, scrapbooking, jigsaw puzzles, hand sewing, working with the Auxiliary, traveling, playing bridge, car rides, and ice cream treats. Virginia and Gene were avid fans and supporters of the University of Iowa Hawkeye athletics. Virginia loved her family and attended many of their activities.

Virginia is survived by her two daughters, Sara (Bill) Phelan and Sandy (Dan) Dahl all of Muscatine; her grandchildren, Andy (Audrey) Phelan and their children, Libby and Riley of Muscatine, Mark (Rebecca) Phelan and their children, Iris, Mabel, Edward, and Wilhelmina of Scottsdale, Arizona, Amanda (Seth) Weis and their children, Zachary, Melissa, and Lillian of Davenport, Bryan Dahl and Betsy and Charlie Bedenbender of Muscatine, and Cori (Matt) McDonough and their children, Everly and Logan of Marion.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene; great granddaughter, Stella St. Clair; and four brothers, Howard, Roy, John, and Robert.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Virginia's dear companion, GraceAnn Boyton, Dr. Weis and his staff, SunnyBrook Assisted Living, and St. Croix Hospice for all of their support and care.


Phyllis Lucas wrote on Dec 8, 2021:

"Sara and Sandy I was deeply saddened when imformed of Virginias passing and send my deepest sympathy May your memories comfort you"

Andy Piro on behalf of the Iowa Hawkeyes & UI Cent wrote on Nov 30, 2021:

"The University of Iowa Hawkeyes are saddened on the passing of a loyal friend, enthusiastic fan, and generous contributor. We extend our deepest condolences and sympathy to Virginia's family - we know they will carry forward her unwavering Hawkeye spirit. Virginia and Gene will always be remembered for their true support of our coaches, staff, and student-athletes. God Bless Virginia. Go Hawks! "

Jerry and ElaineDiller wrote on Nov 29, 2021:

"I would like to express my deepest sympathy to your family. I met your parents back in 1969. When your father hired me to work for Carver-Bandag,Inc. Your Mother and Father were the most gracious people.I will never forget your parents and what wonderful people. May God Bless your family. "

Ed Siering wrote on Nov 26, 2021:

"Virginia was a most gracious lady, always upbeat, serious, smiling. She was always supportive of Gene and the two of them were our dear friends and we treasured the times we spent with them. RIP, Virginia, we love you. You were such a dear friend"