Virgil C. Blau

February 18, 1929December 7, 2010

Virgil C. Blau, 81, of Ames, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. A family memorial service will be held. Burial will be in Ames Municipal Cemetery. Virgil Blau was born February 18, 1929 in Alexander, Iowa to John and Sophie (Stoffer) Blau. He married Lillian Wille on May 30, 1958. He served in the U.S. Army Artillery in Korea during the Korean Conflict. He attended Waterloo Barber School and barbered in Ames. He then became a health inspector for the State of Iowa. Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Lillian Blau of Ames; son, Kirk, retired LtCol, USMC and wife, Elizabeth Blau,of Alton, Missouri, and their children, Ryan, Ashley, and Jared; and daughter, Gina, and husband, Douglas Hansen, and their sons, Colin and Derek, all of Ankeny. He was known for his sense of humor, which he vigorously shared with his grandchildren. He enjoyed taking his “Princess” to the dances at Lake Robbins. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Arnold and Walter, and one sister, Anna Fern “Tootsie” Armstrong. Condolences may be sent to: Arrangements under the direction of Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames, IA.


  • Funeral service Friday, December 10, 2010

Virgil C. Blau

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December 22, 2010

Lil, I didn't see the obituary notice in the paper until Lynn had it on the table at Lake Robbins last night. I was going to call you this week to see how the two of you were doing since we hadn't seen you for a long time. Ed and I loved coming over to your table at Lake Robbins and talking to you both. We will certainly miss Virg's wonderful sense of humor and pleasant smile. I liked to watch the two of you dance together. Take care, Gerri Lyon (WDM) and Ed Giedraitis (Dallas Center).

Mike Pryce

December 19, 2010


So sorry to learn of Virgil's passing. He was a great guy and will be sorely missed.

Good luck and God bless Lil, Elizabeth and you.

Semper Fi,

Lori Voss

December 14, 2010

Kirk and Family, praying for you for strength and blessings. My own Dad passed a month before yours so I totally understand the grief you must be feeling. Cherish all of the wonderful memories that will come flooding in. I am sorry that I missed the services on Friday but just found out about your loss. May God bless you and your family as well as your Mom and Sister and Gina's family too.

Lisa (Jenison) Keller

December 12, 2010

Kirk and Family,
So sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I never knew it but my mom told me your dad was my dad's barber on Welch way back before we were born. Take care.

Evelyn Houghtaling

December 11, 2010

Sorry to hear about Virg, always had a good time with the both of you. I know you will miss dancing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Keith Schmidt

December 11, 2010

Lil and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories comfort you. I heard an advertisement for Lake Robbins Ballroom on the radio just last week and immediately thought of you.

December 10, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss.As a fellow barber, I worked with Virg at Welch Hill barber shop. Take care. Al Thompson Lenoir City TN.

steve gradwohl

December 10, 2010

Kirk and Family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I have very fond memories of joking around with your Pop when we were kids.