Virginia Louise Seyb

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.