Verna Bloom

Verna Bloom, age 78, of Woodbury, Minn., and formerly of Waukesha, was called home to be with the Lord on February 28, 2015, after a long and courageous fight with several complicated medical conditions.

She maintained a positive attitude throughout her illnesses and always relied on her faith. Verna’s spirit was contagious and she made an impression on everyone who met her.

She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Irv; children, Sue (Denny) Malecha, Sheri (Mike) Garcia, and John (Janice) Bloom; grandchildren, John and Dale Malecha, Ed and Nick Garcia, and Tricia and Katie Bloom; great-grandson, Xander Garcia; and sisters Betty Herzfeld, Jean Schad, and Adeline Wold.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Meta (Haase) Steffen.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5, with visitation for one hour prior all at Shepherd of the Valley Church, 14107 Hudson Road S., Afton, MN 55001.

Arrangements handled by Simonet Funeral Home of Stillwater, Minn. For more information, call 651-439-7770 or visit online at www.simonetfuneralhome.com.