Dec. 20, 1917 ó Dec. 23, 2015
Verna Swenson of Oconomowoc passed away on Dec. 23, 2015, at the age of 98 years. She was born on Dec. 20, 1917, in Caledonia, N.D., to Albert and Emma Foss.
Verna married Kenneth Swenson on Dec. 14, 1939, in Fargo, N.D.
Verna is survived by her children, Janice Jenks and Dale (Elaine) Swenson, and her grandchildren Stacy (Tony) Hewlet, Eric (Kristaan) Jenks, Sarah (Karl) Gratke, April (Tyler) Janny, Shannon (Erik) Olson and Amy (Derek Waldoch) Swenson. She is further survived by her great-grandchildren, Quentin Coppack, Clayton and Rebeccca Jenks, Kade and Emmerson Gratke, Hunter and August Olson, and her sisters Bernice Rude, Joanne Rude and Rene Munter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; her son Roger; her son-inlaw James Jenks; two brothers and four sisters; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Verna was a former employee at Shorehaven Health Care for many years.
She loved her grandchildren and dressing them up for crazy pictures. Verna was a willing babysitter for them whenever she was needed.
She loved a good laugh and was often the instigator in the joke.
Friends may visit today, December 31, from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 AM, all at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia. Memorials to St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc are appreciated.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-5674459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.
Grandma Verna, you can rest easy now. May the donuts be plentiful and the coffee flow freely. Your humor and laughter will be forever cherished. You will always be in our hearts. Roll out the barrel, the gang will miss you!