Vinton—Sue Hollenbeck, 71, died Monday, March 5, 2018 as the result of a farm accident.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 9, at the First Baptist Church in Vinton with Pastor Jared Cline officiating.  Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Thursday, March 8, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton and for an hour before services on Friday at the church.  Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Vinton.

Sue was born January 10, 1947 in Vinton, the daughter of Albert and Viola Walter Vaupel.  She grew up and attended school in Vinton, graduating in 1965.  On June 1, 1969 she married Arlan Hollenbeck at the First Baptist Church in Vinton.  Sue graduated and received her teaching certification from the University of Northern Iowa.  Sue taught elementary school in Orange Township, Reinbeck and Vinton, retiring after forty plus years.  She enjoyed reading, cooking, sewing and gardening but her greatest joy came from time spent with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her mother, Viola, Vinton; her husband of 48 years, Arlan, Vinton; sons, Dr. Ryan (Amanda) Hollenbeck, Cedar Rapids, and Joel (Mandi Collar) Hollenbeck, Vinton; sisters, Shirley Kusel, Brooklyn, Patty (Jim) Anderson, Cedar Rapids and four grandchildren, Malea, Adalyn, Piper and Max.

She was preceded in death by her father, Albert, and one brother, Gary, in infancy.

A memorial fund has been established.

Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Sue and her family.  Condolences may be left at

Sue Hollenbeck