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Verna L. Busch

October 15, 1924 June 20, 2016
Verna L. Busch
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Obituary for Verna L. Busch

VERNA LAURA BUSCH was born on October 15, 1924 to Otto and Martha (Scheel) Bartels on the farm in Pipestone County. She was baptized November 11th, 1924. The family lived on different farms in the Trosky, Minnesota area where she was raised and attended Trosky Grade School through 8th grade. She was confirmed May 12th, 1940 at St. John Lutheran Church in Trosky. On July 26th, 1946 she was united in marriage to Kenneth Busch at St. John Lutheran Church in Trosky. The couple resided in Hardwick, Minnesota. This union was blessed with 2 children, Barbara and David. Verna was a homemaker and was also employed as a United States Postal Clerk from 1955 until she retired in 1976. In 1979 the couple moved to Luverne, Minnesota, and later to Worthington from 1981 to 1986, and Fulda from 1986 to 2002. The couple then moved back to Luverne in 2002. In July of 2009 because of their health, they moved to Loveland, Colorado to be closer to family. On Monday, June 20, 2016, Verna passed away at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland at the age of 91 years, eight months and five days.

Verna was currently a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ft. Collins, Colorado. During her life, she had been a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fulda, Minnesota, and Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick. While she was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, she held various church offices, taught Sunday School, directed the youth choir, belonged to LWML and Circle. She also belonged to the VFW Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary. Verna enjoyed singing, sewing, crocheting, crafts, and traveling, visiting most of the United States, also Europe, Alaska, Hawaii, and a Caribbean cruise. They also spent many winters in Arizona. Most of all she enjoyed the time spent with Ken, their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and other family.

Verna is survived by her beloved husband of 69 years, Kenneth of Loveland; her daughter, Barbara DeGroot and her husband Gaylord of Andover, Minnesota; son, David Busch and his wife Kathy of Loveland; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; brother, Elmer Bartels and his wife Eunice of Luverne; two sisters, Eileen Brockberg of Fairmont, Minnesota, and Rose Marie Meyer and her husband Gene of Wilmar, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Martha; great-granddaughter, Kaylie Dickerson; four sisters, Alvina Brockberg, Luella Seimer, Johanna Busch and Erna Jessen.

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Visitation

Friday

24

Jun

1:30 PM 6/24/2016 1:30:00 PM - 3:30 PM 6/24/2016 3:30:00 PM
St. John Lutheran Church - Luverne

803 N. Cedar St.
Luverne, MN 56156

St. John Lutheran Church - Luverne
803 N. Cedar St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

24

Jun

3:30 PM 6/24/2016 3:30:00 PM
St. John Lutheran Church - Luverne

803 N. Cedar St.
Luverne, MN 56156

St. John Lutheran Church - Luverne
803 N. Cedar St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Prairie Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

2281 31st Street Fulda, MN, 56131

2281 31st Street Fulda, MN, 56131
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