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NAME: Coulter, Myrtle Irene (m. Harry Joseph Van Est)

OBIT: The Journal, Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, 23 Mar 1992

M. Irene Van Est
 Atalissa - M. Irene Van Est, 80, of Atalissa, died suddenly Friday, March 20, 1992, at Muscatine General Hospital.
 Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Riley Funeral Home with the Rev. William E. Means officiating. Organist will be Vada Timm. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
 Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
 Mrs. Van Est was born March 10, 1912, in Eliza, Ill., the daughter of John and Lillie Cozad Coulter. She had been a lifelong Muscatine area resident.
 The former Myrtle Irene Coulter married Harry Joseph Van Est on March 23, 1929, in Rock Island, Ill.
 She is survived by five sons James of Atalissa, Richard of Tipton, Tom and his wife Bette of Muscatine, Gary and his wife Gayle of West Branch, and Mike and his wife Charlene of Muscatine; and one daughter Mrs. Dave (Norma) Rogers of Muscatine.
 Surviving grandchildren are Denise and her husband Rocky Darting, Lynnette and her husband Brian Burns, Darin Van Est, Sharlyn Van Est, Tammy and her husband Al McDaniel, Lauri and her husband Scott Phelps, and Ton Van Est Jr. and his wife Kim, all of Muscatine, Kevin Van Est of Tipton, and Paul Lichtenstein and Paula Lichtenstein, both of West Branch. The great -grandchildren are Valerie Burns, Joshua Phelps, Jacob Phelps, Elijah McDaniel, Trisha Phelps, Derek Phelps and Katy Van Est, all of Muscatine.
 Also surviving is her brother Lester Coulter and her sister Nettie Harmon, both of Muscatine.
 She was preceded in death by her husband in 1977, a son Harry Joseph Jr., four brothers and three sisters.

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