VINTON: Dolores Mary Van Eschen, age 89, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vinton with Father Ardel Barta as Celebrant.  Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton.   Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. 6th St. in Vinton from 4 to 7 PM, on Monday where a Virgil Service will begin at 4 PM.
Dolores was born September 8, 1927 at St. Francis Hospital in Waterloo to Louis James and Margaret Barbara (Geib) Salz.  She attended and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic Schools in Waterloo where she was a member of Green Peppers Basketball Team and sang in the school choir.  On June 18, 1952, she was united in marriage to Henry G. Van Eschen at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waterloo.
Prior to her marriage she was employed at Rath Packing and Enzler’s Luggage and Gifts in Waterloo.
Dolores was a devoted wife, and mother, and dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She enjoyed baking, gardening, canning, and was a talented seamstress.  Her other hobbies included making crafts and jewelry, ceramics, bowling, golfing and playing bridge.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a member of Altar and Rosary, sang in the church choir and belonged to the quilting group.
A 45-year survivor of breast cancer, Dolores was a member of the Breast Cancer Survivors of Benton County.
She is survived by her husband, Henry G. Van Eschen of Vinton; her children, Peggy (Don) Weideman of Vinton, Kathy Mossman of North Liberty, Marie (Brian) Bohnsack of Phoenix, AZ, Tom Van Eschen of Vinton, and Jolene (friend Gary Beckley) Van Eschen of North Liberty; her grandchildren, Charlie (Katie) Weideman, Jeff (Maggie) Weideman, Kristin Mossman, Michelle (Aaron) Campbell, Julina Bohnsack; her great grandchildren, Georgia Weideman, Griffin and Beau Henry Weideman, Kaiden and Kole Campbell; her sister, Winifred Mulvehill of Waterloo; and her brother, Jim (Cecile) Salz.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial fund has been established for St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Virginia Gay Hospital Foundation.