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Verna Lorine Berge


Tue, Mar 11th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Verna Lorine Berge, 90, of Stewartville, Minn. (formerly of Lanesboro, Minn.) died Monday, March 3rd at her residence.

Verna was born January 19, 1924 to Carl and Amelia (Christenson) Hildestad. She married Harvey Berge of Lanesboro on June 27, 1942. Verna was a homemaker, cook, waitress, and day care provider. She and Harvey lived and farmed in Rural Lanesboro before moving into town. Their last years were spent at Root River Estates where Harvey died in November of 2012.

Verna enjoyed people; she also enjoyed baking, cooking, entertaining, playing cards and other games. She greatly appreciated her friends wherever she lived.

Survivors include her children, Vernelle (Robert) Schaub and Bonnie (Victor) Ramsey both of Rochester, Minn.; and Larry (Barbara) Berge of Chatfield, Minn.; eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; one brother, Bennett (Betty) Hildestad of Shoreview, Minn., and three sisters: Deloris Ruzek of Lake City, Minn., Lilah (Allen) Ellingson of Lanesboro and Janet Peterson of Rushford, Minn.; and two sisters-in-law Donna Hilestad of Eyota, Minn. and Marie Hildestad of Rochester, as well a numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers,Tilman, Arlys, and Ardell, and two sisters Carlene and Muriel.

Funeral services celebrating Verna’s life was on Friday March 7 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Pastor Kerry Eversole officiating. Visitation was on Thursday, March 6 at Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro, and one hour prior to services at the church.

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